Craft Cottage, Bookham Lodge Stud,
Voice & Fax: 44 (0)1932 865181
(August the 8th 1982, to be exact!)
Expert Longbow and Traditional Bow Tuition
FOR LATEST PRICES a printable copy of Carol's pricelist is available
(NOTE: February 2012:Mick had a new hip on 20th January...his legs are now both the same length for the first time in three or four years!!...I hope its the last problem he has for a very long time! It does mean that I'll be at work at odd hours still, so do phone before calling in. 07957 276892 is the best number to get me on. 10am to 8pm.)
I used to write for a magazine and do a thing called Carol’s Top Tips. I will be putting those tips on this site so watch this space.
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME!
I have been a traditional archer for nearly thirty years, (cripes, am I really that old) shooting in the English Longbow.
have been National Field Archery Society champion with the English Longbow many
started my business on 8th August 1982, when those of us shooting traditional
and primitive styles had trouble getting wooden arrows in the
I bought 10,000!
I had nothing else at the time. No feathers, nocks or points. No glues, no anything, just 10,000 arrow shafts!
Over the years I have, of course, stocked up on all those items, including fourteen different colours of Trueflight feathers, some of which I dye myself.
I have specialised in supplying traditional archery equipment to Field and Target archers for over 28 years, and as an archer myself can provide help and advice on all aspects of traditional archery from selecting a suitable bow to matching arrow spine to you and your bow, plus overcoming those 'tuning' problems which might account for those misses!
Although I am a qualified National Field Archery Society coach, I do teach Target as well. Beginners are welcome, also those who need a 'top up' and, when things are going wrong, help for those who need to get back on track. Give me a ring or e-mail me to book your one to one coaching.
If you are having trouble matching arrows to you and your bow, I have most sizes of arrow made up for you to try out, from 1/4″ to 11/32″. It’s not often that a larger arrow is used unless you’re shooting 100lb plus…..!
I have written a book on longbow and traditional archery, aimed at beginners and experienced alike, which I hope will be published in 2011. (Where did 2007 or 8 or 9 or 10 go?) I know, I've been saying it for years, but I'll really try this year! Just got to sort the photo's.
Visits to my workshop are welcome, but please phone first in case I’m teaching. (Open most days between 2 & 7pm)
Although I have an email address, I would prefer to speak to you directly to ensure that you are happy with your order.
Thinking of taking up an outdoor sport? Can’t afford GOLF?
Why not take up field archery?
Not sure what it is? Take a look at the following photos. Looks like fun? It is. Being a true amateur sport, all archery, especially field archery, is a family day out. Once you have had a few lessons, either with me or at a local club, this is a sport that needn’t cost an arm and a leg. Bows can cost as little as around £65 or as much as you wish to spend; plus your arrows. Once you have your ‘kit’, to join the National Field Archery Society is £20 per year for adults, £40 for a family with children under sixteen. Club fees vary from £25 per year to £60ish per year. To attend a competition at a club is about £6 to £8 for a day, (some clubs don’t charge the kids) and there is a shoot on somewhere in the country every week of the year. With Field Archery you also get to see a lot of countryside not normally open to the public. So you can enjoy the ‘Great Outdoors’ as well.
OR TARGET ARCHERY
Target archery is a little (or a lot, depending on your aims!) more expensive, but is still an affordable pastime, although you won’t see as much of the countryside! To join a target club costs around £60 to £100 per year. During the winter most Target clubs shoot indoors, unlike the ‘hardy’ Field Archers.
If you decide to shoot a Longbow, it is the only style of bow you can shoot in every discipline.
With: Field, Target, Clout, Popinjay, Wand, Flight and Roving Marks there is plenty to choose from.
As you can see, archery is far more affordable, for the whole family, than Golf or Clay Pigeon or Paintball etc!
'NEW' Carol Tri-Jig
New size for fletchings 3” or less
Three fletch jig that fits all sizes of arrow shaft up to 7/16". Puts all three fletchings on at the same time...easily!
Even works with (spit!) carbon and aluminium arrows.
(Off-set clamps now available. Right and left hand.)
ARCHERY LESSON GIFT TOKENS FROM £36.00
Can’t think what to buy for that special present?
Why not give an ‘archery lesson’ GIFT VOUCHER.
£36, for an hour, one to one. Or why not join in and do two to one for £55 per hour.
There is no need to buy any equipment for your archery lesson, I supply all you need.
Original web site designed & posted by Hilary Greenland (www.sylvanarchery.co.uk) in 2001!
Please advise Carol if any problems found with this site.