Archery can be enjoyed by all. You don’t need any special skills or experience, your GB Archery instructor will be with you at all times and all equipment is provided.
SAFETY is our first priority – we always check our venues and equipment are suitable and in good working order before each activity.
Before our activities start you will receive a full safety briefing from our GB Archery instructor.
With every first lesson we go through eye dominance, stance, balance and warm up and down. Whether you’re a complete novice or more experienced the same rules apply.
Alcohol or drugs must not be consumed or taken before or during the activity.
Your instructor is Richard Clarke. Richard is a lecturer in Countryside Management, GB Archery Instructor and DBS checked.
Archery activities take place at venues in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We have access to green spaces and woodlands and if you book an activity with us full location details will be provided.
If you would like to be taught at a venue of your choice please contact us to discuss. We will need to conduct a site safety survey and risk assessment before we can agree to use your venue.
We have run archery events in sports halls, village halls and even barns. We find that a space of 70m x 20m is suitable for archery activities. Please contact us to discuss the suitability of your venue.
Archery can be set-up almost anywhere, as long as a thorough risk assessment has been conducted and the venue meets the requirements we can run archery sessions at most client sites.
No experience is required; the majority of our customers are complete novices.
Yes – we ensure we do a quick warm-up and cool-down during the session. Any other specific health issues should be made known to the instructor before the activity
Yes. Our insurance cover is provided by the National Farmers Union.
All year round – the most important thing is for you to wear the right clothes to suit the weather conditions!
We carry on!
We will always carry on as long as it is safe to do so, but we risk-assess continually and will halt or postpone an activity if we feel it is unsafe to continue. In the event of this happening, we will let you know at the earliest opportunity, arranging either to reschedule at your convenience or to issue a refund (please note that if your party or event is taking place on an external site, we may not be able to refund the site fee if that has been negotiated and paid for by yourselves).
If you decide to cancel your activity in poor weather after we have risk-assessed it as safe to go ahead, this will be treated as a cancellation and we will not be able to issue a refund. Please get in touch if you have any questions about this.
You don’t need to bring too much with you. We will provide the knowledge, safety equipment, back stop net, targets, bows, arrows, ground quivers.
Being an outdoor sport we continue in all weather even if it is raining (as long as it is safe to do so). So we ask you to dress suitably for the countryside and time of the year.
We recommend warm clothing - preferably NOT loose and baggy clothing as you may find that this interferes with the string of the bow when at full draw. You will find that close fitting clothing especially on the torso and arms will be helpful, sturdy walking type shoes/boots, waterproof jacket and a cap (in the summer please bring suncream and water).
Yes, one spectator is welcome to come along with you to watch, but they must stay in the safe designated areas.
Unfortunately children under the age of 16, if not taking part in an activity, are not allowed at any of our venues – this is in the interests of Health & Safety. If you must bring a child with you they should stay inside your vehicle, supervised by another adult.
Sorry, no pets allowed.
We hope we have answered all your questions. For details on bookings, payments and cancellations please see our terms and conditions.
If you need more information please email us email@example.com or contact us on 01885 489104. We will be pleased to help.