The ground is set in 47 acres, and is currently under an improvement programme. We have planted a “woodland” at the ground covering 5.7 hectares, and hope to see an amazing transformation of that area of the ground in around 2020. In the meantime, we are continually improving the grounds appearance and capabilities with an on-going introduction of new and interesting stands and layouts. The end goal shall be to create two full courses of different ability levels (black & red course).
We currently operate 15 Sporting stands, all of which use commercial Promatic automatic traps. Within these stands, we have multiple traps offering up to 8 targets on one layout, giving a huge variety on one stand if you don’t fancy a walk. We also have a skeet range and 4 Down The Line (DTL) layouts (voice release). All stands offer a solo delay facility. We regularly hold Registered ESP and DTL events along with our open practice days, please see our calendar for full fixtures.
Our targets are changed regularly, as we believe it is the quality of targets that makes a ground, but we always offer starter/training layouts through to “pro” sporting layouts. All the usual targets are offered including going away, driven, teal, battues, crossers, incomers, quartering, loopers and rabbits. CCI clays are used at the ground utilising a variety of coloured standard clays (black, orange, green, pink & white), along with midi, mini and battue clays to make things interesting.
The ground has gravel or concrete paths to all of the shooting stands and has ample car parking. We have a range of covered layouts should the weather turn wet, and we have a comfy clubhouse complete with wood burner for those winter days. Our outside seating area is ideal in the summer months for relaxing with friends, and we have a fixed marquee for large events and groups.
We offer a large selection of cartridges for sale from the leading manufacturers. Our on-site gun shop is fully stocked and we are proud to be dealers for the leading brands of shotguns including Beretta, Benelli, Blaser, Kriegoff, Perazzi, Rizzini & Zoli. The retail facility also has a full complement of accessories, clothing and footwear.
Our cafe prides itself on offering good quality food prepared by our resident chef. We offer English breakfasts, sandwiches and filled baguettes, but are able to offer a variety of alternative menus and BBQ’s or buffets. Our homemade cakes are also on offer.