North Devon Archery Academy

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At North Devon Archery Academy we believe in delivering archery sessions which are safe, fun, instructive and inspirational

The earliest evidence for archery as a form of warfare was in ancient Egypt, as long ago as 2800 BCE, when re-curved bows, made of tendon, horn and wood, were fired from horseback or from atop a chariot.  The modern sport of archery, which is sadly lacking in chariot mounted events, probably dates from 14th Century England,when all English men were obliged, by royal decree, to practice every Sunday and holiday.  Many of the current styles of shooting, such as clout, can trace their existence to this period.  The most popular style of archery currently practised in this country is target archery which, confusingly, unlike field archery, is usually practised in a field.  Indoors, outdoors, in a field or a wood, in rain or sunshine, thousands of archers enjoy their sport every weekend up and down the country.

Based in North Devon, we provide archery events for all occasions.  If you are a school looking for a new sporting challenge for your pupils or an exciting tie-in for your project on William the Conqueror we can come to you, 

bringing all the equipment and expertise needed.

If you are organising a village fair, a wedding or a corporate event we can provide the resources, time and skills needed to make your event a success.  

If you are on holiday in North Devon or are organising a stag or hen do and want to try something a little different then we can come to you, dependent on venue suitability, or we can arrange a venue.  

If you are organising a birthday party with limited indoor space we can still provide you with an option, using our Archery GB Arrows kit.


​Have-a-Go sessions

​Stag and hen parties

​Fetes and fairs

​Archery experiences for holiday-makers

​Other occasions

​School provision


in association with the bulworthy project

Saturday 2nd Sept. Enjoy a day of archery in the woods. All equipment provided. No previous experience necessary. Go to for more information and to book.



North Devon archery academy is already booked to attend various events throughout the summer.

The next event will be an open archery day at the Muddiford Inn in on the 3rd of June. Please contact us to book a place. No experience necessary.

An open after school club will be held on Tuesdays from 4.15. Starting in June 2017. 5 minutes from Barnstaple. Ages 8-14. Please contact for more information.

A one hour introduction to the sport of archery costs £10 per person. Sessions are run by a friendly, experienced and fully qualified coach. All equipment is provided and we promise you'll have a fun packed hour of archery. Please book your place in advance by contacting us.





​Birthday parties

​Corporate events