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  • All equipment provided
  • All ages and abilities

Enjoy a relaxing couple of hours learning techniques and honing your archery skills in the beautiful natural surroundings in the Borrowdale Valley.

The British have a long and cherished history with archery

British Royalty went to great lengths to ensure that enough men had the proper ‘Bowsman’ skills.

Games such as football, bowls and, in Scotland, golf were banned because men everywhere were playing those sports rather than practicing archery in their spare time.

Today though, Archery is a low-impact sport suitable for all ages and abilities. We teach using recurve bows (size and poundage to suit).

We have spacious grounds and all the equipment you need for an enjoyable session – including straw archery targets for adults and foam targets for children.

We teach in a no-pressure, fun and friendly environment, the focus is to build a skill set that could potentially take you onto great things.

Another great British tradition is drinking tea, we can harness the performance enhancing properties of a good brew and make refreshments are available should you require.

More information on the history, olympic and paralympic successes can be found on the link below.



What to expect on the day

  • 1
    Pick up from your accommodation or meet at the Glaramara Activity hub.
  • 2
    Set out the archery targets.
  • 3
    Get kitted out with one of our beautiful recurve bows appropriate to your strength and eye dominance.
  • 4
    Range safety and technique briefing.
  • 5
    Spend the next couple of hours improving technique through game play and competitions. There is also potential to move our official Olympic targets to the full Olympic distance of 70m should you wish to see what it takes to be an Olympian.
  • 6
    Conclude the session and depart for your accommodation.


Here are some fantastic photos, why not join us and take your own.