The thrill of the outdoors and the fresh country air, are the perfect antidote to a stressful working week. Maybe that’s why clay pigeon shooting grounds have become so popular across the UK in recent years.
Who wouldn’t feel a tremor of excitement holding the weight of a shotgun for the very first time, looking down the barrel and blowing clay pigeons to smithereens on a crisp, sunny day?
Popular with professionals and amateurs alike, clay pigeon shooting days are a thrilling experience. Many grounds welcome families, first-time shooters and team building sessions. Some clay pigeon shooting grounds even host hen and stag parties (something a bit different for your pre-wedding blow-out)!
Whether you’re a first timer, or an experienced clay pigeon shooter, our round-up of the best clay pigeon shooting grounds in the UK will give you plenty of options for your next booking.
Just remember to dress for the occasion – warm, waterproof clothing is a must.
Pigeon Shooting Yorkshire
Fancy practicing your aim at a tucked-away shooting ground in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales? Coniston Shooting Ground offers clay pigeon shooting days over 1400 acres of stunning scenery. You’ll be trained by dedicated instructor on everything from gun-handling to targeted shooting, and even the most novice participant is welcome.
This shooting ground is a hidden gem, which allows you to sharpen your skills in a CPSA Premier Plus site - which means it’s one of the best equipped in the UK.
For parties, Coniston Shooting Ground has lots of experience pulling bespoke clay pigeon shooting packages together. There are full catering facilities on site, a private meeting room and lots of other activities to keep you and your group entertained - including archery and rifle target shooting.
So if you’re looking to develop your clay pigeon shooting skills in an elite environment, this is the Yorkshire shooting ground for you.
Pigeon Shooting Surrey
The Surrey Sporting Club offers relaxed and informal clay pigeon shooting, which can be enjoyed by all club members. New members are always welcome to the club, and will benefit from a warm and inclusive environment.
This shooting ground is open to clay and game shooters, and operates a unique handicap system which allows all participants to shoot with an equal advantage.
Clay pigeon shooting days can be enjoyed with tea and coffee refreshments, and trophy presentations take place once the shooting finishes at around 1:30pm.
This is an exclusive all-round ground where you can enjoy clay pigeon shooting in Surrey, from your very first aim – through to pro-level.
Pigeon Shooting Kent
Nestled in the beautiful Kent countryside, Willow Farm Shooting Ground offers the ideal surroundings to spend a day shooting.
One of the many clay pigeon shooting grounds that boast experienced and novice packages, Willow Farm is set over 29 acres – giving you plenty of space to relax and take it all in.
This booking-only ground offers clay pigeon shooting in Kent for a choice of budgets. If you fancy a taster day, Willow Farm gives you the option of a £10 ‘Have a Go’ package – which is great if you’re trying out clay pigeon shooting for the first time.
Experienced shooters have the chance to enjoy professional coaching too – and there’s gift vouchers available for those special occasions.
Pigeon Shooting London
Offering clay pigeon shooting for every ability level, A1 Shooting Ground is a family-run shooting ground just outside of London city centre.
A true pinnacle of modern English history, A1 Shooting Ground offers traditional English Sporting, Olympic Trap and Helice shooting disciplines. This beautiful shooting ground offers facilities for beginners, club shooters and national team training, with an expert team able to tailor each session to your specific needs.
With over 90 years’ experience and more than 40 acres of beautiful English countryside, A1 Shooting Ground is the ideal place to learn new skills and develop existing ones in clay pigeon shooting.
Pigeon Shooting Scotland
Clay pigeon shooting in Scotland is a breath-taking experience. Loch Lomond Shooting School offers a truly picturesque environment to practice your shooting skills.
A world away from the rush and bustle of city life - yet only 30 minutes from Glasgow – this shooting ground provides clay pigeon shooting days for first timers and experienced shooters alike.
Loch Lomond Shooting School is one of the many clay pigeon shooting grounds now welcoming stag and hen parties, and offers a fun and challenging day out.
Pigeon Shooting Wales
Try your hand at clay pigeon shooting in Wales at the Taff Valley Quad Bike & Activity Centre.
Tucked in the heart of South Wales, these lush green valleys and muddy gorges offer the perfect environment to really get stuck in on a clay pigeon shooting day.
This all-thrills activity centre is home to a shooting ground, assault course and quad biking trek – so there’s plenty to keep the whole family busy on an adventure weekend.
Tailored to group sessions and beginners, Taff Valley uses expert instructors from a local shooting club – which allows you to make the most of your clay pigeon shooting day.
Get Geared Up For Clay Pigeon Shooting
Ready to get started? Our branded outdoor clothing will keep you warm and dry when you’re out on the ground - and with prestigious names, like Dubarry and Anna Lascata, you’re sure to look the part too.
Don’t forget to pick up your ear defenders from Allcocks Outdoor (it can get pretty noisy out there) and let us know which clay pigeon shooting ground gets your vote.