Welcome To Oakwood Bowmen

Field Archery At It's Finest

Welcome To Oakwood Bowmen

Field Archery At It's Finest

Great Targets, Great Archery, Great Location

Experience the sport of field archery in the beautiful surroundings of Rendlesham Forest

Great Targets
Great Targets

At Oakwood Bowmen We Use High Quality 3D Targets To Give You The Best Experience

Great Archery
Great Archery

Great Courses Which Will Really Put Your Archery Skills To The Test, Watch Those Trees

Great Location
Great Location

We Are Located In Bromeswell, Our Grounds Are In The Well Known Rendlesham Forest

Meet The Committee

Brief History of Oakwood Bowmen

Brief History of Oakwood Bowmen

Learn about the history of Oakwood Bowmen and how it came to be

Learn about the history of Oakwood Bowmen and how it came to be

Approximately 30 years ago, Red Fox was a small club organised by Mark Wilson and Tony Mickleburgh and Oakwood Bowman was a small Archery Club based at Felixstowe Ferry run by Roy Proctor and Tim Mullett.

The two clubs regularly shot together and then merged back in 1992 and run by Roy Proctor, the club was then relocated to the present Oakwood Bowmen site. Roy's aim was to ensure a group of like minded archers could all shoot together in superb surroundings with splendid banter making for a good day out for everyone involved.

The club has since grown and now boasting sixty members and a wonderful collection of 3D Big game targets. With much the same ethos, Oakwood Bowmen club members are known for their welcoming manner to guests and other members alike.

Bob Piper became the second Chairman of Oakwood Bowmen. During his time as Chairman along with the new Committee members, they starting bringing in the changes in keeping with the N.F.A.S, Forestry Commission and Insurance Regulations. Bob Piper also re wrote a new Constitution and By Laws for the rising membership.

The present Chairman Mel Horne was first introduced to Archery by Roy Proctor back in 1996. Having been Membership Secretary and General Secretary in prior years. Mel has since introduced the Taster Days to Oakwood Bowmen which has incorporated the purchase of new equipment for prospective members, secured a permanent catering team who do an excellent job in keeping our guests and members bellies happy. So much so, a new menu board has had to be purchased to list all the food they do.

Oakwood Bowmen is committed to improving the clubs access and usability for archers with disabilities, archery is for everyone and we all deserve to be able to do what makes us happy.

Due to the excellent administration and organisation at Oakwood Bowmen, the Forestry Commission now use Oakwood Bowmen as a benchmark for all other clubs to follow who lease Forestry Commission land.

If you are interested in taking up Field Archery why not come along to one of our Taster Days, and have ago.

For further information and contact details please click on the NFAS icon at the top of our web page or contact Mel directly on 01394 282154.

Happy Shooting!

Get A Feel For Field Archery

Preview the video below with actual footage from shoots

Get A Feel For Field Archery

Preview the video below with actual footage from shoots

Video advertising field archery

Family Friendly Prices

Family Friendly Prices

Your enjoyment, not your wallet

Your enjoyment, not your wallet
Charity And Memorial Shoots 

These are hosted during the year, they are great fun and all for good causes

£ 8.00   /  person

  • Fancy Dress
  • Themed Targets
  • Proceeds Go To Charity
  • Medals & Trophies
Charity And Memorial Shoots 

These are hosted during the year, they are great fun and all for good causes

£ 8.00   /  person

  • Fancy Dress
  • Themed Targets
  • Proceeds Go To Charity
  • Medals & Trophies
Taster Days 

Get a feel for field archery with us, a typical Taster Day lasts for 2 hours

£ 15   /  person

  • 2D and 3D Targets
  • Equipment Supplied
  • Archery Safety Briefing
  • Beautiful Woodlands
Taster Days 

Get a feel for field archery with us, a typical Taster Day lasts for 2 hours

£ 15   /  person

  • 2D and 3D Targets
  • Equipment Supplied
  • Archery Safety Briefing
  • Beautiful Woodlands
Friendly/Open Shoots 

We host either an Open or Friendly shoot almost every month throughout the year

£ 8.00   /  person

  • On Site Parking
  • Great Catering
  • Full 3D Courses
  • Woodland Setting
Friendly/Open Shoots 

We host either an Open or Friendly shoot almost every month throughout the year

£ 8.00   /  person

  • On Site Parking
  • Great Catering
  • Full 3D Courses
  • Woodland Setting

Taster Days are a great way to get a feel for the sport

A current NFAS Membership card is required to attend these shoots.
Please also note, we do not allow crossbows to be used in the grounds.

Taster Days
A great way to get a feel for the sport

 PLEASE NOTE

A current NFAS Membership card is required to attend these shoots.
Please also note, we do not allow crossbows to be used in the grounds.

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