A beginners course consists of 6 training sessions, usually on Saturdays or Sundays, each session being approximately 2 hours. Courses are run with 2-6 archers of varying ages (typically 1 or 2 students per coach).  Further individual tuition for beginners is available at an additional cost.

You will learn to shoot a recurve bow on the practice butts and have the opportunity to shoot 3D targets in the woods.  We have bows to suit beginners of all ages, whether right or left-handed.  We welcome beginners under ten, subject to a successful taster session and agreement by the coaching team.  In our experience, it is unusual for children under eight years old to be able to maintain the extended focus and concentration required.

To help us cater for your needs, you will need to complete and return a booking form in advance.  Payment must also be received two weeks prior to the start of the course to secure your place. On the day, all we ask is that you come dressed for the weather conditions and are willing to learn.  Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult throughout the beginners course and once they have graduated – we find families have most fun when the grown-ups shoot too!

Next Course Dates

Our beginners courses are currently in very high demand and our next few planned courses are all now fully booked!

We are operating a waiting list. If you'd like to join a course, please contact us to register your interest and add your name to the list. We'll let you know as soon as a course place is available.

We can also run morning taster sessions, please contact us if you'd like to arrange a place.


The course fee is £90 per adult and £60 per under-16.
The fee includes:

  • Experienced NFAS or ArcheryGB coach
  • 6 coaching sessions
  • All archery equipment provided
  • NFAS Insurance cover


Existing archers, not requiring a beginners course, are welcome to apply for club membership at anytime.

WWA Beginners Course Graduates! (Click on the images to view larger versions)

Contact details:

If you're interested in joining a beginners course or if you have any further questions please get in touch! If you're not sure about committing to a full course, we can also offer field archery taster sessions (£20 per adult, family taster £45) or arrange a visit to our woods for a look around.

Please contact our course organiser, Pete, on