Hello and Welcome

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We are a friendly field archery club situated near Otley, West Yorkshire and set in thirty acres of mixed woodland, heath and meadow overlooking the Wharfe Valley. Members shoot most weekends throughout the year over the scenic and challenging 40 target mixed hessian/2D/3D course.

The course is placed on a gently rising slope, the practice area is ideal for form and range estimation training up to seventy metres. Alternatively you may choose to follow the forty target course as it winds through the grounds from gully shots to open meadow, bracken swathes to wooded glades.

We are affiliated to the NFAS and promote field archery in all its forms as an environmentally friendly sport for all.

If you have any questions about field archery or our club then please get in touch using the contact form.

Club member Martin, has produced this video of Riggwelter Field Archers in action on our course and narration is by Rachel. We like it very much!

Cumbrian Challenge 2016

Congratulations to Riggwelter member Ron Golding who won the men’s barebow at the Cumbrian Challenge 2016 winning by an impressive margin of 200 points.

Ron Golding, Cumbrian Challenge 2016 barebow winner. Ron in action at the Cumbrian Challenge 2016.

What is Field Archery

Field archery simulates hunting and involves shooting at animal targets (hessian/2D/3D) at an unmarked distance, mostly in woodland and rough terrain.

Hunting with a bow and arrow or crossbow is illegal in the UK.

Typical 3D target Typical 3D target