There are various types of archery practised in the UK today, the main two being target archery and field archery – both have the same aim (literally) – others include clout and flight

Most beginners start with target archery, which can be done indoors or outdoors. Here you’ll shoot a set number of arrows at targets which are set at distances from 10 to 90 metres.

Field archery is set up over woodland and rough terrain. Here you may have to shoot uphill or downhill at targets of difference sizes and distances, a real challenge both mentally and physically.

Why is it good for me?

As well as helping to build strength, coordination and stamina, archery is great for boosting mental wellbeing, providing benefits such as enhanced concentration, focus and self-confidence.

As both an individual and team sport, archery is a good way to socialise and meet new people.

How much does it cost?

There are beginners courses available all over the country, prices will vary, but should include all of the equipment you need to get started.

You can also have a go at archery under expert supervision at a wide range of archery events, activity centres, holiday parks, game fairs, outdoor shows and tourist attractions across the country.


What equipment do I need?

A bow, arrow and arm guard, which will be provided by the course organiser. As you progress you may want to hire or buy your own kit.