About Argyll Field Archers
We now have two separate courses which can be laid out as either marked or unmarked distances. On an unmarked course the distances to the targets must be estimated by the archer and on a marked course the distances are clearly marked on the shooting pegs. The unmarked course comprises of shorter distances to shoot in comparison to the marked course. The are 28 targets on the course, 16 on the top, 12 on the bottom.We also have a 6 target practice area with one target accessible by wheelchair.
Each course is quite different, the upper course is a mixture of forest plantation and natural woodland whilst the lower course is within a Scots Pine regeneration woodland with many other magnificent trees.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 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). 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 have hosted the Scottish Fita Field Championship which is a British Record Status event annually since April 2011.