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.
Taster Sessions are running on the 3rd and 10th of September.
Please contact me on 07780915598 to book.
Stag and hen parties
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 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.
Archery experiences for holiday-makers
North Devon Archery Academy
An open after school club will be held on Tuesdays from 4.15. Starting back in Setember 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.
Fetes and fairs