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Clay Pigeon Shooting in the Midlands

The following gives you a brief outline of the different venues. When you find the right clay pigeon shooting venue, click on the link to see the full details.

  1. Set in seven acres of picturesque English woodland our Newton Regisclay pigeon shooting venue features an English Sporting layout and a Skeet range. We operate in accordance with the CPSA guidelines and provide the highest standards of safety from all who attend. The English sporting course is set over 10 stands with the option to shoot either 70 or 100 targets with the layouts that are designed in advance to ensure that the right balanced is achieved as the targets are changed every week. All this has gained us the reputation of delivering the safest and friendliest shooting experiences available.
  1. Established in the 1960s, our Haywood Oaksclay shooting venue offers numerous clay shooting layouts featuring different disciplines so we can cater for complete beginners or expert shots. CPSA qualified shooting instructors with numerous accolades including England Caps, UK Championship Titles, Regional Titles and County Titles. Set in the heart of North Nottinghamshire on the edge of Sherwood Forest (Robin Hood Country) and surrounded by gentle rolling hills, farmland. Minimum age is 10 years. 
  1. Set in 100 acres of beautiful Warwickshire countryside, Lea Marston Clay Shooting Club has been running shooting and training sessions for over 45 years and our mission is to make shooting available for all of those who wish to participate wherever physically possible be they able-bodied or disabled. We provide all safety equipment, competition grade ammunition, guns and targets ranging from easy to traditional sporting disciplines to suit both newcomers and competent shooters, suiting all levels of ability. 
  1. Essingtonclay shooting range is one of very few shooting grounds which are open 7 days a week for practice. (Apart from Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Christmas Day due to planning restrictions) We are a family run country sports business established since1984 offering clay pigeon shooting that consists of a mix of skeet, sporting and a DTL layout suitable for both novice and advanced user with tuition available if required.
  1. Our Frodshamclay shooting venue is a gem of a venue. It is set in over 200 acres of stunning countryside and close to Chester, Liverpool and Manchester. Our superb venue and facilities offer great days out for individuals, groups and corporate parties looking for a perfect clay shooting experience. Central to all activities is a beautiful Scandinavian shooting lodge which offers sweeping views over the surrounding countryside. Clay shooting instruction takes place individually or in small groups guided by one of our friendly and experienced coaches.
  1. Surrounded by the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the HerefordClay Pigeon Shooting venue doesn’t just have unbelievable views – it’s also has state of the art facilities for clay shooting, enough to please even the most experienced shooter.
  1. Our Lichfieldclay shooting venue is set in picturesque English countryside near Tamworth in Staffordshire. It features an English Sporting layout and a Skeet range. We shoot within regulations of the Governing Body of the Sport, the CPSA and expect nothing but the highest standards of safety from all who attend.
  1. Congleton shooting grounds offers what is believed to be the finest clay shooting in the North West of England. Set in beautiful grounds overlook magnificent rolling Cheshire countryside & Peak District National Park, it’s a unique experience for shooters of all standards. A variety of shooting disciplines are offered including Compak Sporting. Relax in the luxurious purpose built clubhouse before and after your clay shooting experience.
  1. Our Riseleyis set in over 40 acres of the beautiful Bedfordshire countryside. Our dedicated & experienced staff include full-time qualified CPSA & BASC instructors and a ground crew who keep the traps full and the layout updated all year round. Our on-site facilities also include a clubhouse with restaurant and bar and a fully equipped conference room. 
  1. A CPSA Premier Plus clay shooting ground, Ashbourne has hosted several prestigious events over the years – everything from National and International shooting tournaments to Championship events. Seasoned pros love the grounds, but absolute beginners are very welcome. 
  1. Our Warwickvenue has operated as a shooting ground for over 100 years and is one of the Midlands largest and best attended venues. Our reputation is built on providing both first time and regular shooters with a high quality shooting experience. We offer clay pigeon shooting 7 days a week to both first time and regular shooters.    
  1. The Cheltenham clay pigeon shooting ground has 24 stands including a 120ft High Tower, DTL and Double Trap layouts, Grouse Butt and more. Over 40 years of providing shooting experiences this is an experience not to miss. Professional and highly experienced coaches will ensure you get the very best out of your day.  
  1. A spectacular 400 acre site, located right in the center of England near Market Harborough, offering the best outdoor experience for clay pigeon shooting around. Professional tuition and guidance ensures you will not leave without succeeding in shooting clays out of the air. A brand new air conditioned log cabin offers you comfort and refreshments before and after your shooting experience. Open all year round for individuals and group bookings.  
  1. Tailor-made to suit both beginners and the more experienced shooters, our clay pigeon shooting venue in Castle Donington is a sure winner. Under the guidance from our qualified and experienced instructors, beginners will learn a variety of tips and tricks needed to smash the clays out of the sky and the more advanced clay shooter may pick a few handy hints to improve their performance. 
  1. Located in the beautiful Leicestershire countryside near Loughborough, this premier clay shooting venue is a must in you live in this area or if you are organising a stag weekend or hen do, Highly professional instructors with lots of patience to show you how to make the best of your clay pigeon shooting experience. Great facilities and a warm welcome await.  
  1. Just south ofNorthamptonthis clay pigeon shooting ground offers Sporting, Sportrap and FITASC layouts. Friendly and professional tuition is available from highly qualified and experienced shooting coaches clocking-up many years as both a clay and game shooting instructors. There is a relaxed and friendly approach to your coaching session, which will have you breaking more clays and improving your success on those tricky birds in no time. 
  1. Here at North Walshamclay shooting lessons are offered for complete beginners to the experienced shooter. We will provide everything you need for your clay pigeon shooting experience including guns, cartridges, clays, safety equipment and of course a qualified friendly Instructor. Set in a typical country setting so you will enjoy your surroundings while taking part in this highly popular activity.
  1. Our Spaldingclay pigeon shooting venue is located in the heart of the Lincolnshire Fens in over 50 acres of stunning ponds and banked areas. Situated 20-minute drive from Spalding, 30 minutes from Kings Lynn and Peterborough and 30 minutes from Sleaford and Boston. Run by our dedicated team of friendly staff and professional instructors, under the direction of our ground manager and dedicated clubhouse staff. Relax in our friendly, cosy clubhouse stocked full of refreshments and home-cooked food for you and your fellow shooters. 
  1. Banburyclay shooting school is located on a family-owned 400 acre farm that lies across the borders of Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire providing first class clay and game shooting instruction in an idyllic country setting near Rugby. Catering for all ages and abilities, we are also disabled friendly. We welcome private and corporate events, charity days and stag and hen parties. The impressive grounds have an extensive range of targets including a grouse butt and two high towers representing high pheasants, partridge and grouse. 
  1. Our Newarkvenue is a specialist Clay Pigeon shooting venue situated approximately 12 miles from Nottingham in the East Midlands.The ground opened in the early 1980’s and is a friendly, family run business. The owners have over 70 years of top level clay shooting experience, representing England at Down the Line and county teams in Skeet, Sporting, FITASC, Down the Line and Automatic Ball Trap. In addition, the ground owner, Roger Collingham, has over 50 years game shooting experience.
  1. Established since 1934, ourHodnet shooting ground is situated just 13 miles North of Telford in the heart of Shropshire. The ground itself has a maze of beautifully maintained paths leading you to the 80 plus stands and boasts numerous clay pigeon traps of the finest sporting targets on offer in the UK today. Suitable for novices through to experienced shooters.  
  1. The Kings Lynn clay shooting ground stands in12 glorious acres and is open seven days a week for all levels of clay shooting expertise. Expert tuition form an Olympic winning shooter you will be guided through the basics until you are shooting clays out of the air like a professional. Groups welcome from corporate events to stag and hen parties.  
  1. Instruction at Darshamclay shooting ground is headed by 14 times FITASC Sporting World, European and British Champion John Bidwell. First established over 30 years ago the venue has been voted a top UK facility by visiting shooters in a national poll. It is also classed as a Premier Plus ground by the CPSA, the official Clay Pigeon Shooting Association confirming it as one of the top UK shooting venues. Facilities include four Skeet ranges, Down the Line, Compak Sporting, FITASC and numerous sporting woodland stands. A 60-foot and a 120-foot tower both add to the variety of targets and disciplines available.    
  1. Book one of our excellent clay pigeon shooting experiences at Hanburyand we’ll provide everything you need to take part including shotgun, cartridges and hearing protection. We have an all-weather shooting area and our instructors have years of experience and many have represented their country. .We specialise in providing novices and experienced shooters with a guide to clay shooting from our knowledgeable instructors.  
  1. Featuring four different traps with each trap sending the clay on a different trajectory you’ll have fun at our Daventryclay shooting range. Enjoy the incredible experience of aiming at a moving clay target and with expert instruction you will be dusting clays before you know it.  
  1. The stunning Thetfordclay pigeon ground is set right in the heart of the English Countryside. Here, our first class CPSA (Clay Pigeon Shooting Association) qualified instructors will teach you the art of Clay Pigeon Shooting and you’ll surprise yourself with just how quickly you master the technique.   
  1. Yeaveleyestate clay shooting ground has been established for nearly 60 years and we offer the discipline of English Sporting Clays. We have a wide variety of shooting stands which we vary as much as possible. We have a superb High Tower to provide some challenging high birds, or why not try your hand in our custom built Grouse Butts. If you are looking to improve your shooting in a particular area, thinking of taking the sport of shooting up as a hobby or would simple like to have a go, then we are on hand to help. We are constantly upgrading our layout with a view to making our shoots as varied as possible and have stands both in the open & in amongst the trees. 
  1. Located in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside Cosford boasts the perfect setting for clay pigeon shooting. Equipped withIt’s not just the stunning views that makes visiting the shooting ground a must though. With a range of traps to test shooters of all abilities, a team of expert shooting instructors, and a selection of first class facilities including a cosy clubhouse, there’s nowhere better to experience clay pigeon shooting. 
  1. Our ever-expanding layouts at Orston clay pigeon shooting range consists of 20 sporting stands over 53 acres, game shooting arena that includes 2 High Towers ranging up to 100ft as well as a grouse butt, two Down-the-Line (DTL) layouts, 2 Skeet layouts, ABT Layout & Sport Trap Layout. We are set within a manicured piece of Nottinghamshire countryside with gravel pathways to guide you around the course and layouts and a welcoming clubhouse to relax in with full catering facilities and licensed bar. 
  1. Lydneyclay pigeon centre offers clay shooting from the age of 12 years. Included is full equipment rental and tuition with every experience. Welcoming groups, such as stag parties, hen dos and corporate team building days, this is a farmland setting deep in the countryside. Expert guidance ensures you will be dusting clays pretty quickly giving you a tremendous sense of achievement. 
  1. Our clay target shooting ground at Sutton Bridgeis run by a competitive Team England and Great British athlete. Being a competitive shooter he believes he understands what a shooter requires from a shooting ground, and follows through with these ideals for every aspect in shooting at the ground. The clay shooting ground is spread over 12 acres offering a wide variety of shooting challenges. Complete with a club house where you can relax before and after taking part in you clay shooting experience.  
  1. Minsterleyclay shooting grounds are geared to game shooters for simulated clay bird shooting, with three mixed sporting layouts, equipped with electronic traps. If you are a complete beginner or an expert looking to improve your shooting we will be able to provide you with a superb clay shooting experience. We happily accept group bookings for shooters of all ages and also cater for corporate as well as stag and hen events. We have a16 acre shooting complex located in the most breath-taking Shropshire countryside, approximately 17 miles South-West of Shrewsbury. 
  1. Lountclay shooting target venue can claim to be a sustainable and eco-friendly ground that can offer excellent clay pigeon shooting lessons and experiences that they promise will be fun and challenging. All equipment needed to hone your skills on hitting those moving clay targets, including high-crossers, incomers and bolting rabbits. You expert instructors will provide feedback throughout and they’ll even keep score, to add a little competitive spirit to the occasion 
  1. Set in over 50 acres of rolling Norfolk woodland our BawdeswellShooting Ground in mid-Norfolk has floodlit skeet and DTL ranges, a sporting layout and a warm and welcoming Clubhouse, a well-stocked gun shop and a café to enjoy a cuppa and a bite to eat after you’ve finished shooting. You will learn all the fundamental skills you need to become a competent shot and of course enjoyment from hitting lots more targets along the way.  
  1. Rugby is an established clay shooting ground situated south of Rugby offering skeet, English sporting and compact sporting. Expert instructors will take you through the safety briefing and ensure your gun is lined-up for you. Then it is out to the shooting grounds and a great shooting experience that will see you busting clays before you know it. Relax and enjoy a meal in our cosy clubhouse after your clay pigeon shooting experience. 
  1. The Leicesterclay shooting ground offers a full 50 bird English sporting course which runs through two wooded areas. We also have two CPSA registered down the line (DTL) layouts and a pool shoot. We can cater for the established shot and the complete beginner. We have a highly experienced coaching team who have shot internationally at the highest level. Established in 1968 and located in a beautiful parkland estate so you can enjoy your surroundings as well as you clay pigeon shooting experience.   
  1. Set in over 50 acres of rolling Norfolk woodland our TaverhamShooting Ground in mid-Norfolk has floodlit skeet and DTL ranges, a sporting layout and a warm and welcoming Clubhouse, a well-stocked gun shop and a café to enjoy a cuppa and a bite to eat after you’ve finished shooting. You will learn all the fundamental skills you need to become a competent shot and of course enjoyment from hitting lots more targets along the way. 
  1. Our Leominster clay pigeon groundoverlooks our woodland lake and the clays soar over the lake from the 3 strategically placed traps – fantastic! We provide everything you need to have a great clay shooting experience for the experienced through to the novice. Our friendly marshals are on hand to run you through all the safety aspects before helping guide you through your clay session (should you need it that is!). 
  1. Nottingham, Mansfield laser clays use a hi-tec electronic version of the country sport of Clay Pigeon Shooting. Using real (but de-activated) shotguns, you will test your skill by shooting at clays fired from a traditional trap. The shotguns use an infra-red beam that acts the same as a traditional cartridge, mirroring the action of the shot as it leaves the gun. The clays have reflective strips on them that rebounds the laser beam back to the shot guns which then registers the hits on our digital scoreboard. Each gun has its own score monitor so you know instantly whether you’re an expert or need a bit more practice. Set in the heart of Sherwood Forest and covering over 150 acres of woodlands. 
  1. Located in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK, our Malvern Laser Clay Shooting venue operates a hi-tech electronic version of the country sport of Clay Pigeon Shooting using deactivated shotguns that fire an infra-red beam at clays launched from a conventional clay launcher. The clays can be launched from a number of positions at a variety of angles and speeds, meaning there will always be a challenge. Up to five players shoot together at the same target with hits scored on a digital scoreboard with a sound system delivering realistic sound effects. Also offering night shooting with special glow in the dark clays that shine bright in the night sky.
  1. Our Hanbury laser clay venueis set in a beautiful 4.5 acre woodland site in rural Worcestershire. Using deactivated shotguns that have been converted to high-tech gun that fires invisible beams, it will feel and operate like a shotgun, but with no recoil. The scoreboard will tell us who was bang on, and who was off beam as you shoot at flying targets that are launched from different angles, just like on a classic clay shoot. Expert tuition and guidance always available.
  1. Here at the Coventry laser clay shooting centrewe use the latest Mark 3 five gun system mated to a promatic automatic trap for the max enjoyment. The system uses state of the art infra red technology to mimic real clay pigeon shooting in every sense. It is environmentally friendly and suitable for all ages & abilities. Our set up includes an experienced instructor who will guide you through the basics and then it is out to the shooting range to hit those flying clays.
  1. Set in 425 acres of glorious parkland within the sight of a magnificent Jacobean mansion, is our Biggleswade clay pigeon venue. Ideal for groups such as stag and hen weekends, corporate events or just a group of friends, Biggleswade can provide an exciting session of traditional clay shooting. Expert tuition and guidance is on hand as you learn the skills involved and then it it out to the stands to dust some clays. 

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By CJ

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