Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our facilities are temporarily closed. However, we are still available for future reservation enquiries via emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Either way, we would love to stay in touch with you! Sign up to our newsletter for regular updates and offers. In the meantime, you can still buy gift cards online. Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon. #lookingforward
Relieve stress and hone your skills with clay pigeon shooting in the Lake District!
Enjoy this activity during your stay at Armathwaite Hall to see how many clays you can blast out of the sky. A traditional game of skill enjoyed for years in the countryside, clay pigeon shooting is a challenging test of your hand/eye co-ordination and your reaction speed.
The History of Clay Pigeon Shooting
In the 1860s, target shooting was introduced as an alternative to the shooting of live game. Originally this was done with glass balls, but these were replaced in 1882 by clay targets – which were made with lime and pitch and mimicked the first flight of a partridge. These targets caused a rapid increase in sport shooting’s popularity – and by 1925 the art of ‘sporting clays’ held its first championship. In this event, the clays were released to mimic the unpredictable nature of live birds by alternating between trajectories, angles, speed etc.
Unlike game shooting, clay pigeon shooting can be enjoyed year-round, making it perfect in the somewhat changeable conditions of the Lake District.
Minimum age 16. 16-18 to be accompanied by an adult. Minimum two guests.
Ready to book?
Test out your shooting skills, learn a new sport or just do something different with Clay Pigeon shooting in the Lake District at Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa. You can also test your aim on our Archery course, if you’d like to combine the activities during your stay.
If you have an enquiry please contact us and one of our team will be in contact with you.
Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa
Cumbria, CA12 4RE