Looking to draw your bow and test your skill? Archery in the Lake District is a calming yet challenging activity. If it has always been your dream to become an Olympic archery champion, then the first place to start is learning how to shoot the traditional Re Curve bow.
This ancient sport is still great fun for all abilities and does not require strength, but rather style, technique and co-ordination. Archery was originally a sport of hunting and warfare, but can now be enjoyed as a recreational activity. Archery is great as a family or group activity and is an enjoyable and fulfilling sport for people with disabilities.
When you visit Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa, you can book an archery session and practice your aiming skills right here on our beautiful grounds.
Minimum 2 persons
Minimum age 8 years +
History of archery
Archery is one of the world’s oldest arts. It can be traced back to Ancient Egypt, where archery was used for hunting and warfare in 3,000BC. From here, the practice spread to China, Japan, Europe and the Middle East. The Assyrians and Parthians mastered archery from horseback, but perhaps the most famous development in archery came from Britain. English longbows became a staple of warfare, used to win key battles. In fact, there is technically still a law in effect requiring every man of adult age to practice archery on a Sunday! The invention of gunpowder meant that archery became more of a sport than a method of warfare, and it has remained that way ever since.
Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa
Cumbria, CA12 4RE