We now have two separate 12 target courses. The
"upper" course is an unmarked course (the distances to the targets must
be estimated by the archer). The "lower" course is a marked course and
the distances are clearly marked on the shooting pegs. The unmarked
course comprises of shorter distances to shoot in comparison to the
marked course. We also have a 3 target
practice area with one target accessible by wheelchair.
courses are laid out in a similar fashion to a golf course. We have
tried to take advantage of the natural terrain to develop some
interesting uphill, downhill and cross slope shots. We have also
managed to take advantage of some of the high ground on the edges of
the forest which provides some magnificent views of Loch Etive,
Inverawe House, the Scots Pine regeneration area next to Inverawe Woods
and a scenic waterfall on Alltan Dubh.
archery lends itself well to any bow style may it be modern compound
bows or Olympic style recurve bows but it is also very well suited (and
a regular haunt) for the traditionalist that would rather use a
longbow, flatbow, or hunter type recurve bow with wood arrows. The
choice is open to the individual members.
club will encourage junior members (with adult guardian supervision)
and we are also partnering with Argyll and Bute Council in developing
archery for youngsters in it's summer sports programmes.
amenities near the archery course include Inverawe Fisheries and
Country Park, Loch Awe Holiday Park and the Awe filling
station. The village of Taynuilt is only three miles away.
Finally, we will be hosting the Scottish Fita Field Championship which is a British Record Status event on 2 and 3 April 2011.