Essex Shooting Ground

The Essex Shooting Ground is located in Fyfield, near Chipping Ongar, Essex. Please do NOT use a sat nav device to locate us, most devices will direct you via closed private access routes, access is via Cannon's Lane in Fyfield ONLY. if you must use a sat nav device set it for Cannons Lane Fyfield via Chipping Ongar, then use the directions on here from there.

Directions from A414 Chelmsford  opens in a new tab.

Directions from M11 J7 opens in a new tab.

Essex S.G. ACCESS ONLY from the end of Cannons Lane, Fyfield, map link, opens in a new tab.

Facilities at the ground have recently been updated,  we  have a skeet range, a down the line layout & a 120 + bird sporting layout open. The targets on the sporting layout are changed regularly, there are 3 or 4 multitrap stands open with 8 different targets on each.

The skeet, DTL & sporting layouts have Claymate solo release equipment installed, so that you can shoot on your own without having to press release buttons at the same time.

Cartridges & refreshments are available during opening hours. Clays cost 36p each but you'll get 5% off your tally to cover any no birds ( whether you have any or not ). Plas or F/wad cartridges can be used, maximum load 28gm, maximum shot size 6.

New faces are always welcome.

Individual tuition  costs  £84 (approx 1 hour ) including 50 clays & 50 cartridges on weekdays only.

Opening hours

Alternate Saturdays 11am until 3pm, list of dates at the bottom of this page

Wednesday  11am until 3pm last entries 2pm

Thursday   11am until 3pm

Friday  12pm until 4pm ( 12pm until 3pm when the clocks change end of November until BST resumes end of March, longer opening hours over the Christmas period )

Occasionally we have to cancel the shooting due to the weather, (snow or extreme wind usually)  the decision to cancel often won’t be made until the morning, shortly before we open. If you have lesson or group booking made for a day that we have to cancel we will call you immediately.

There are two very nice country pubs nearby for meals afterwards, the Black Bull or Queens Head

Please note we are not permitted under current planning restrictions to open on any Bank Holiday Holidays at the Essex Shooting Ground.

Please check the calendar for our Saturday fixtures or see list below;

2024  Saturday Fixtures 11am until 3pm

Feb 3rd & 17th 2024

Mar 2nd, 16th & 30th

April 13th & 27th

May 11th & 25th

June 8th & 22nd

July 6th & 20th

August 3rd, 17th & 31st

Sept 14th & 28th

Oct 12th & 26th

continuing fortnightly

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