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A Medieval hands on Archery and Axe Throwing experience. (This experience is for adults and young people Over 12yrs of age only and young people up to the age of 16 will NOT be able to use the crossbow - this is UK law)
Hosted by a qualified UK archery instructor with a long and passionate interest in historical archery this is a fun, relaxed and informative 4 hour session. There will be a sheltered area in case of showers. Check out our Trip Advisor Reviews at “Orkney Medieval Archery and Axe Throwing Experience”
Protective equipment ( arm guards and finger tabs) will be provided.
There will be a short introduction and safety instruction and then you will be able to shoot clout (long distance - up to 120 metres) and target shooting up to 40 metres with all of these authentic bows matched to your own strength and expertise.
There will also be some imaginative and safe games to play 😀 with prizes available.
The group will be up to 10 people maximum so you will receive personal tuition. Even for the absolute beginner you can expect, by the end of the session, to be hitting the straw targets from 40 metres and shooting the bow at least 120 metres and landing it within 10 metres of the target flag.
These bows are available to each person and you will be matched with your own bow suited to your size and power.
- English Longbow
- Mongolian Horse Bow
- Medieval Crossbow
At the end and after the session you will also be able to have a go with a full weight English Warbow
You will also be able to take part in Axe Throwing using Francisca throwing axes - these were the tribal weapon of the Franks 6th - 9th century and further. Also used by Anglo Saxons and Vikings
Directions - We are based at Loch House, Burray KW172SU. We have an 8 acre site next to Echna Loch. Look for our signs and flags.
Cancellation policy - it is Orkney right! - it’s got weather 💨 🌧 so we will accept cancellations with a full refund right up to the scheduled event.
We are able to offer this experience and others to groups of 2-10 people on other days not scheduled here Please call Glen on 07866 722909.