Try archery in the Shropshire Hills & Church Stretton
A complex of luxury self-catering holiday properties may not seem the most obvious destination for those intrigued by one of the oldest of all sports.
However, Eaton Manor, a few miles from Church Stretton, comprises a collection of four and five-star self-catering accommodation and boasts top-class archery ranges among its guest facilities. These are available to guests and are also bookable by non-guests by prior arrangement.
Eaton Manor’s 70-metre Olympic-sized indoor range, and a 20-metre indoor range have been used by both the GB Olympic and the Commonwealth Squads for training.
The excellent indoor archery range features a heated shooting line, which is ideal for “have-a-go” archery sessions for a minimum of eight people.
The range is available to guests staying at Eaton Manor, which offers archery sessions with a professional coach, including use of all the equipment you’ll need. It’s a great family activity.
If you find archery is for you and fancy continuing with the sport when you get home, then you’ll find there are lots of local clubs affiliated to Archery GB, whose website will help you find the nearest club to you.
Who knows? Perhaps one day you’ll find yourself back at Eaton Manor with the Olympic team!
Other locations in Shropshire Hills where you can try out archery include the Edge Adventure, near Much Wenlock.This product has been developed as part of the Shropshire Hills Tourism Cooperation Project, funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs under the auspices of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. The project is delivered by Gravity Consulting Ltd on behalf of Shropshire Hills and Ludlow Destination Management Partnership.