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Our range is based at the

British Ironwork Centre Oswestry SY114JH

To express an interest in or book a Beginners course or Taster session  please contact the Head Coach: Colin Chapman 

Please check Course dates on this homepage.

If you have an Archery GB membership number and wish to join our club as a direct member or Associate member Please contact our membership secretary: - Tony Faulds 

What's new on the website

Have your got your club clothing yet? Take a look at the shop within the Members Area for a range of polo shirts and jackets.

Looking to upgrade your equipment? Check out the new For Sale section in the Members Area

Types of  Bows

On our Beginners course you will be introduced to a Recurve bow which is different to other bows in that the string is in contact with the top and bottom section of the limbs when the bow is strung. The middle section (The Riser) is where the limbs are attached and is where the archer would hold the bow.

These bows are made from a variety of materials and the increasing costs reflects that. A number of gadgets can be added to a Recurve bow to aid shooting, e.g. stabilisers screwed to the front to aid stability, sights to aid arrow aiming, a pressure button to aid the smooth passage of an arrow off the rest. A "clicker" to ensure each arrow is drawn to the same position each time. These bows are very common in Olympic Archery.

The Long Bow

This type of bow is used in Traditional archery along with war-bows, flat bows, and horse bows and have been around for a long, long time. They are made from a variety of materials i.e. fibreglass but primarily of laminated woods very skilfully crafted and can be physically demanding to shoot but great fun!

The Compound Bow

The latest evolution is the compound bow the difference between this and a recurve bow is that the limbs are compressed by the use of "Cams" this helps in reducing the holding weight at the fingers and the arrow is released using a mechanical trigger, arrow speeds are exceptional and extremely accurate.

Increasingly popular and fun to shoot.



Archery is a healthy activity available to pretty well everyone, It is good for the mind and body, plenty of fresh air and great company with like minded people.

Croesoswallt Archery club is situated in the grounds of the British Ironworks Centre on the outskirts of Oswestry Shropshire. SY11 4JH

If you are visiting Shropshire on holiday, live here already, or looking for a new experience, or perhaps a gift idea for the person who has everything, then what about learning the ancient art of archery in its modern format.

We run Taster sessions for a good insight into the sport of archery as well as Beginner courses for those more discerning and wish to take up the sport and become a member of Archery GB as a safe, competent archer.

All our courses are run by qualified coaches and are available to book via our website.

Currently our Beginner Courses are £80 per person.

Taster sessions are £15 per person.

We have beginners courses starting on the following dates:
Course No 1 April 2024. 6th/13th/20th/27th.

Course No 2  May/June 2024
11th/18th/25th/1st June.

Course No 3 June/July 2024
15th/22nd/29th/6th July.
Course No 4 July/Aug 2024

Course No 5  Aug/Sep 2024
Upcoming Taster sessions:
Taster Sessions 2024
Taster sessions 1.5hrs
by prior arrangement
via our website
2024 Bank Holidays are:

Easter Weekend  29th Mar/1st Apr 
Early Bank Holiday  6th May.
Spring Bank Holiday  27th May.
Summer Bank Holiday  26th Aug.


Beginner Course Timings

First Saturday of course commences at 09:30 hrs for equipment issue, the following three Saturday mornings are 10:00 hrs start.

Please note for Archery Sessions the minimum age for Children is 10yrs old

If you want an individual or family experience, please contact us and we will arrange it for you.

Feedback from our beginner's courses:

…My family completed the beginner’s course today and are interested in becoming full club members. I’d also like to say we have really enjoyed the beginner’s course, thanks to the friendliness
and patience of the coaches….

Jo. 09 April 2022

“…We have really enjoyed the archery lessons, and also just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for how welcoming, friendly and helpful you all were….”

Matt. 22 May 2022

“…Following on from the very enjoyable beginners course held over the last 4 weeks……. can I please take this opportunity to thank all those involved in making my return, and my son’s introduction to
archery, a very pleasurable experience…..”

Mark. 23 May 2022


“…Thank you for a great beginner's course.  Very well thought out, safe, enjoyable and very friendly…”

Geoff. 02 July 2022


“…I look forward to jointing your club and thank you all for a great 4 week course….”


Kathryn. 03. July 2022

What's on at Croesoswallt Archers
Image by Annie Spratt
Image by Annie Spratt

Members Club Activities for Spring 2024

  • Our Range is open for general shooting from 8am to 6pm,     

  • 7 days a week, please book in the members area.

  • Club nights are on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the summer months until 8pm.

Tournaments Diary, Results, Events & Notices for 2024

Architectural Heritage Shoots, Shropshire & West Midlands Archery Society Events

26/05/2024 - Junior Bristol, Rose & UKRS - The Audco Archers

09/06/2024 - Bowbrook Double 720 - Bowbrook Archers

23/06/2024 - Double American UKRS - The Audco Archers

30/06/2024 - Long Mynd Archers Heritage - Prospectus - Entry Form

07/07/2024 - Wenlock Olympiad Shoot - Bowbrook Archers

14/07/2024 - Croesoswallt Archers Heritage (inc. Novice Trophies) - Prospectus - Entry Form

04/08/2024 - Bowbrook Archers Heritage

11/08/2024 - The Audco Archers Heritage (including Handicap Trophies)

25/08/2024 - Hafren Forester Archers Heritage

15/09/2024 - Shropshire County Champs - Long Mynd Archers

29/09/2024 - Shropshire County Clout Champs

Archers of Teme Heritage - TBA

Past results

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Target & Clout Archery Club based on the outskirts of Oswestry Shropshire.

 Our club has three Ranges The maiRange has 16 lanes permanently set out for both Metric and Imperial shooting which covers all distances required for competitions. A Training Range used for Beginner courses and Taster sessions and a full-length Clout Range. Although we do not have an indoor range on site, we do hire a sports hall over the winter period only in the local village of

St Martins shooting an 18m distance.

•    The field offers members access 7 days per week to practice with all bow types.
•    The club offers Beginners Courses and Taster sessions by prior arrangemen
t via 

      the website and "Have a go" sessions on an adHoc basis with dates displayed by our

      range entrance (usually in the spring/summer months). On-going coaching is also

      available on request.
•    Pre-arranged “Introduction to Archery” for schools, youth groups, corporate bodies

      and other social clubs.
•    Invitation to current Archery GB members archers from other clubs to come an

      visit and enjoy our club grounds with us and perhaps join as an associate member.

 The club is currently of medium-sized membership with the potential for significant growth. 

For more information please contact Club Secretary Bob Batts

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Croesoswallt Archers are grateful for the support from the  British Ironwork Centre, our archery range can be found on their grounds:

British Ironwork Centre,  Whitehall Aston, Oswestry SY11 4JH 

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