Clay pigeon shooting is not longer just the pursuit of the upper classes. There are some great sites in the UK where you can turn up and have a go for your self, and whether you are celebrating a stag do, attending a team building day or simply fancy giving it a go for yourself, it is a great way to spend an afternoon. You do not need to be an expert to take part, although it is essential that you go through a short training session with someone in charge who fully knows what they are doing.
So where are the best places to try out clay pigeon in the UK?
Here are five of the best places according to Shooting UK. Please bare in mind that you will need to make a reservation and during the popular season it is a good ideas to get in touch with them way in advance as many places will be booked up.
Park Lodge Shooting School – East Yorkshire
Opening in 2012, Park Lodge is a newcomer, although is firmly establishing itself as a great place to go and shoot. Located in 40 acres of land near Cowick is East Yorkshire, if you are looking for a great ground in the north of England then it should suit you down to the ground.
Treetops Shooting Ground – Gwent
Founded at the end of the 1980′ this venue provides sporting targets in a lovely woodland setting. It may not be one of the biggest shooting grounds buy, if you enjoy relaxing,. pastoral surrounding then it will make a great day out.
Holland & Holland Shooting Grounds – Ruislip
Holland and Holland is a traditional shooting ground steeped in history, and is located within sixty acres of grassland in part of north west London. If you are looking for a classy venue for a days shooting with people who really know what they are doing, then this is the place for you.
West Kent Shooting Ground – Kent
This recently extended shooting ground has 15 separate areas which can be used at the same time. They place a heavy focus on family days and you will find plenty of younger people trying their hand at the sport here.
EJ Churchill – Buckinghamshire
Located near Hugh Wycombe and with it’s own gun shop, EJ Churchill is and award winning shooting ground with a great reputation. The estate is home to the Dashwood family who have an extensive knowledge of the sport.