I concur and agree with all the replies. Get your self to a few clubs, and have a chat to shooters there. Most of them will let you have a shoot with their rifles, just ask politely. Some clubs may have club rifles that you will be able to hire for the day, at a modest charge.
£1000 is a good budget to have for your first setup, should get you a good rifle, scope, bag, bottle and filling kit.
One last thing, finding a rifle that suits you is a very personal thing, all the advice, is here or at clubs. But in the end it is up to you which one you fall in love with.
I wish you well, it will be a great journey and loads of fun along the way.