Archery is one of those activities that people 'discover' at Craggan Outdoors. It's great fun and the majority of people can demonstrate an aptitude for archery when they get the chance to try it. At Craggan Outdoors it is the classic 'turn up and have a go' activity, and as such is year-on-year our single most popular activity.
Our range of recurve bows are suited for use by anybody from an 8-9 year old through to the largest adult. We use shatter-proof aluminium arrows, and if required provide protective finger and arm guards. All we ask of you is that ideally you wear a long sleeve top.
It is also worth noting that one of our two ranges is accessible by vehicle right to the firing line, and with archery being a popular sport with wheelchair users and those with other disabilities, we'd suggest this as one of the most accessible of outdoor activities.
Your 1 to 2 hour session, depending upon group size, will be led by a qualified Archery Leader. We'll teach you the basics and then give plenty of time to practice, before going into a series of games that will let you put that new found ability to use in a fun and competitive environment.
Clay shooting is a particular favourite with corporate groups and stag groups, but it is a surprisingly easy activity for almost anybody from teenage years upwards to try. Tuition from a knowledgeable and reassuring instructor is provided, and you'll likely surprise yourself at how quickly you are successful in hitting the clays. We have a great set up for beginners and novices, with stands for 'away' and 'cross' shots, before ending the session with the challenge of a few 'doubles'. Maybe you'll achieve the ultimate of the two-in-one 'golden shot'?!
Shotgun - 12 bore or the lighter 20 bore depending upon age and / or size - cartridges, ear defenders and eye protection are of course all provided. We also think about our neighbours ears and the environment. Our clay shooting range is a 15 minute walk from the main centre and sits in a natural bowl amongst pine woodland, which absorbs much of the noise of the shot. We also use cartridges with a biodegradable fibre wad, rather than the cheaper plastic wad.