Next Shoot : will be on... details to follow but currently will happen on a Thursday at 2pm at Nuthampsted Shooting Ground
Please would you confirm your wish to attend (or, indeed, not to attend). The numbers dictate how many instructors must be booked for the afternoon.
Our Clay Shooting Group meets at the Clay Shooting Ground at Nuthampstead nr Barkway (further directions below) on a Thursday afternoon at 2pm (1pm during the winter months) with about 4 or 5 weeks between each shoot.
Nuthampstead is a Hertfordshire League Ground with adequate facilities and the event is jointly organised by Frank Martin and Peter Godfrey. The use of shotguns and cartridges is included in the price. Refreshments are provided at cost.
These sessions are for Royston U3A members only
There is a limit on numbers and, currently, there is a waiting list. It is essential, therefore, that you contact the Group Organiser in advance if you would like to take part. A health and safety training session forms a compulsory introduction for new members.
Here are the new shooting ground rules in force at the current time relative to Covid 19
Royston U3A members of our group cannot meet on a Wednesday until further notice, we have been offered a slot on Thursdays – the Ground says there are fewer shooters and therefore easier to manage.
We have to observe the one metre rule and so all novices without a Licence and gun will not be allowed to shoot because you would need an instructor with you in the cage which is likely to be less than one metre from each other. All shooters with a shotgun licence and there own gun will be allowed to shoot as they will not need an Instructor in the cage with them.
If this virus leaves us in the future, rules will probably be relaxed and hopefully return to normal. It is realised that the Royston U3A group members are now experienced enough to handle a gun on their own in the cage but the Ground will not allow one rule for Royston U3A members and a different rule for others
Please contact Frank Martin of those shooters who are qualified to carry on to shoot on their own. If you have a licence but no gun Peter may probably loan you a gun to shoot at the Ground. So if you intend to continue bring your Licences and U3A membership cards with you to the next meet – Date to be advised.
For further information, please contact Frank Martin.
(Frank is certificated by the BASC and the CPSA and has been shooting since 1988.)
Directions to the Clay Shooting Ground
Reach the fork in the road at Nuthampstead. The right fork is signposted to the Woodman Pub - DO NOT TAKE THIS ROAD. Take the left fork, follow the road round and take the next left, which will lead you to the shooting ground, signposted on the right. Follow the track to the car park.
The Conservative Club for the pre-shoot health & safety course lasts for one hour in the Derek Walker
Room. The Conservative Club is situated in Kneesworth St, Royston near to 'The Stone' junction. Walk down the right hand side of the street and the entrance is on the left, nearly opposite the Saffron Insurance Shop.