Archery

ARCHERY - SKILL AND ENJOYMENT - FOR ALL AGES (8+)

Archery Target Shooting Kinross is all about skill and enjoyment, whether as an individual or as part of a competitive team activity

Outdoor Activity Centre
Archery Activity at Kinross Activity Centre, Perthshire, Scotland. Outdoor fun for all the family.
Archery Bows at Kinross Trout Fishery and Activity Centre, Perthshire

BOOKING YOUR EXPERIENCE

PRICE £25
  • 30 MINUTE SESSION (PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINS BEFORE)
  • MINIMUM BOOKING (2 PEOPLE)
  • MINIMUM AGE: 8 YEARS
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ABOUT THE ACTIVITY

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

At Kinross Activity Centre we use ambidextrous re-curve bows from 15lb-40lb to suit children and adults of all frames.

We’ll help you find a bow to suit your age, height and build, and provide you with all the tuition you need to be right on target!

ONE-TO-ONE COACHING

We offer one-to-one coaching for small groups as well as including Archery as part of a multi-activity event.

HIRE THE RANGE

The Range can be hired privately mid-week by prior arrangement.  Clubs welcome.

JOIN THE CLAN

If you are joining the Clan as a modern day Hunter, then Garry Hunter and the Kinross Team are your bow and arrow people.

A little piece of history.......

This activity is not just a shooting sport – it’s a tradition that has been used by Hunter’s for over 10,000 years.

The earliest people known to have regularly used bows and arrows were the Ancient Egyptians.

Archery at Kinross Outdoor Activity Centre - Fully Qualified Instructors and Family Fun Days

ARCHERY DISCIPLINES

Archery at Kinross Outdoor Activity Centre - Fully Qualified Instructors and Family Fun Days

Types of Archery

There are several types practiced in the UK today.  The main types are target, field, clout and flight.  Each requires slightly different shooting methods and equipment.  Archers can take part in any or all of the disciplines.

Target Archery

The most common version used is Target archery is the type of archery practiced at the Olympics and is the version most beginners learn first.  Archers shoot a set number of arrows at targets set at specified distances on a flat surface.  

Archery at Kinross Outdoor Activity Centre - Fully Qualified Instructors and Family Fun Days

5 Phases of Archery

Archery at Kinross Outdoor Activity Centre

Stance

  • Stand side on to the target
  • Feet shoulder-width apart
  • Body upright
  • Weight equally balanced
Archery at Kinross Outdoor Activity Centre

Load

  • Ensure arrow is pointing downwards or down range at ALL TIMES
  • Clip the arrow nock onto the string
  • Place the arrow shaft onto the arrow rest
  • Index fletch points towards you
Archery at Kinross Outdoor Activity Centre

Draw

  • Set bow hand
  • Hook the three middle fingers onto the string, directly below the arrow
  • Achieve preparation line
  • Raise both arms to around height of the eyes
  • Keep bow arm relaxed
  •  Draw the string back until the index finger touches the corner of the mouth
Archery at Kinross Outdoor Activity Centre

Aim

  • Hold at full draw
  • Line up point of arrow with centre of target
Archery at Kinross Outdoor Activity Centre

Release

  • Relax draw fingers and let the string go
  • Release arrow
  • Keep bow arm pointing to target until the arrow hits it

HOW TO SCORE / THE BOW AND ARROW

Recurve Bow Picture - Kinross Outdoor Activity Centre, Scotland
Archery at Kinross Outdoor Activity Centre

TEAM BUILDING

COMING SOON!

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