West Country Archery Outdoor Activity Providers (6)

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Brenscombe Outdoor Centre Dorset -> West Country
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Adventure and Outdoor Activities in Dorset, West Country

Activities include Abseiling, Archery, Bushcraft, Canoeing, Clay Pigeon shooting, Dragon Boating, High Ropes, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Orienteering, Power Boating, Raft Building, Rock Climbing, Wakeboarding, Water Skiing and Wind Surfing View All

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Min-age from 8 years (8 if unaccompanied)

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Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre North Devon & Exmoor -> Devon

Get wet - climb high - stay low, Whatever you want, you can do it!

Activities include Abseiling, Archery, Assault Course, Bivouac/Camping, Coastal Traversing, High Ropes, Kayaking, Power Boating, Raft Building, Rock Climbing, Surfing and Zip Wire View All

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BF Adventure South East Cornwall -> Cornwall

Outdoor activities Cornwall, Rock climbing, Archery, Canoeing, Bush craft, Abseiling, Kayaking, Problem solving, Orienteering, Coasteering, Corporate Team building, Taster sessions, Holiday activities for children, Birthday parties, Stag and Hen plus more

Activities include Abseiling, Archery, Bushcraft, Canoeing, Coasteering, Kayaking, Raft Building, Rock Climbing and Zip Wire View All

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Activities from £25 per person

Min-age from 7 years (7 if unaccompanied)

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Gorcombe Farm Dorset -> West Country

Probably the most complete outdoor activity centre in the UK

Activities include Archery, Clay Pigeon shooting, Paintballing and Quad Biking View All

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Activities from £10 per person

Quad Biking at Gorcombe Farm
Outdoor + Active Stithians South West Cornwall -> Cornwall

Adventure and Outdoor Activities in South West Cornwall, Cornwall

Activities include Archery, Rock Climbing, Sailing and Wind Surfing View All

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Activities from £15 per person

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Mendip Outdoor Pursuits Somerset, Bath & Avon -> West Country

Providing life changing experiences and great memories since 1987

Activities include Abseiling, Archery and Kayaking View All

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Activities from £21 per person

Min-age from 6 years (8 if unaccompanied)

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Archery is an activity involving skill, accuracy and self discipline.

It focuses your mind and your body on the small actions of drawing and aiming your bow and arrow, and releasing the string at exactly the right moment, to cause the arrow to gracefully fly through the air and (hopefully) land right in the center of the target. 

The origins of archery are generally unknown, however the bow and arrow has been used as a weapon in every continent except Australia, where the spear and spear thrower may have been a more effective weapon against the local wildlife.

There are several different types of archery including 3D archery, field archery, clout archery and crossbow archery, although most archery providers use target archery which can be both an indoor and outdoor activity.

There are two different types of bow that are commonly used nowadays, the Recurve Bow and the Compound Bow. The Recurve Box is the more common of the two nowadays, and is commonly used to teach beginners archery. The name of the bow comes from its side profile, the central section of the bow curves towards the archer, and the tips of the bow curve away from the archer.

The Compound Bow is a much more modern design of bow, invented in the 1970's. The Compound Bow is a very technical and fairly complicated design, and so is normally just used by the pros! The bow design involved a system of pulleys and cables to assist in the drawing of the bow. This means...more

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