May 19, 2024
Archery in Rochester

We are a small friendly Club in Berry Court Wood, Hoo. The Club practices and promotes the sport of Field Archery, and is affiliated to the National Field Archery Society (NFAS) www.nfas.net . We shoot all styles of bows as allowed by the NFAS e.g. Longbow, Recurve and Compounds. All archers must be members of the NFAS to be allowed to shoot on our grounds.

Field archery simulates hunting by shooting at either life size foam creatures or pictures of animals (in Britain it is illegal to shoot at any living creature with a bow and arrow). You walk round a course laid out by the club’s field officer and shoot at targets set at varying but unknown distances.
Bridge Woods Field Archery club was formed in 1991 at Bridge Woods, Buckmore Park, Chatham. The construction of the Channel Tunnel rail link caused the closure of this ground and the club relocated to Beacon Hill, Chattenden in 1997.
Unfortunately this land was sold in 2008 by our landlords, the MOD, and the Club moved again this time to Berry Court Wood.

Berry Court Wood is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) so it is important that our use of the Woods protects this special environment. The number of members using the wood is strictly controlled by an agreement with Natural England who oversee the protection of the wood under its SSSI status.

Berry Court Wood, Hoo, Rochester

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