We are the only club in Shropshire to own it’s shooting ground which includes indoor and outdoor target ranges, a clout range and a 3D field archery area.
The target ranges, registered with Archery GB, are open to all club members and associates from 8am to 10pm throughout the year. It is important that all Archery GB safety guidelines are followed.
Bowbrook adheres to the best practice set out in Archery GB's OnTarget community specialism program, developed so that Archery GB can recognise clubs working hard in specific areas of the sport, as such, we are pleased to be a certified member of this program.
All shooting sessions must be booked by using the booking system (for which you will need to know the current gate passcode). The booking requirement helps the members to follow social distancing requirements but also provides a record should the worst happen and a club member test positive for Covid-19 – our booking system can then act as a track and trace register. Please view our COVID-19 Guide before booking.
Our indoor range provides warmth and shelter from the elements and is perfect for practice and coaching sessions at any time of year. There is plenty of room at the back of the range for spectators and for members to assemble and tune archery equipment.
The indoor range allows 7 full sized bosses to be set up enabling shooting at up to 25metres range although most activity is based on the normal 20yds/18m distance.
The indoor range is open, but because of COVID19 restrictions, there are only 3 targets set up. This means that up to 6 archers can shoot at any one time. Lanes have to be booked using the usual system.
The outdoor range is set amongst Shropshire's stunning countryside and the field is very well maintained by the team and friends of Bowbrook. One of the joys of Bowbrook is the opportunity to shoot any bow type in Target, Clout, and Field archery.
All forms of archery encouraged at Bowbrook Archers. The field now boasts 2 target ranges that operate entirely independently with distances from 10yds to 100yds, plus all metric variations. In addition, the field is long enough for a clout range to be permanently set out.
During the last few years one corner of the field has been transformed into a small 3D field archery range which is steadily increasing in scope and which will be greatly enhanced as the many trees that have been planted get larger. Field archery has been very popular in Bowbrook since the early days of the club and in addition to the range on our field we have a well established 3D range in some woodland on the edge of Shrewsbury and hold regular sessions at that venue.
Please note: For the winter of 2020/21, pandemic allowing, Sunday mornings between 10 am and 12 pm have been reserved for Field and Clout archery. Alternate Sundays for each discipline, see the diary for more details. Places must be booked using Bookwhen as usual. There are still targets available for target shooting when the Field archery is in progress, but not for the Clout archery.