About Argyll Field Archers

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.

The 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.

Field 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.

The 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.

Local 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.

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