Clay Pigeon Shooting Lessons

Clay Pigeon Shooting is one of the safest sports in the country, and we aim to keep it that way.

Safety always comes first & strict safety procedures are in place at all of our events. Great Britain has a world-class National Team, who have won Gold, Silver & Bronze Medals at the 2000, 2012 & 2016 Olympic Games.

Beginners are always welcome at our events. Currently we hold a clay pigeon shoot every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & alternate Saturdays.

You'll be provided with a safety briefing, full tuition, hearing / eye protection, clays & cartridges. Use of the guns is free of charge, we have a large choice of Beretta shotguns, 12 & 20 gauge for the exclusive use of our shooting lessons.

Ladies & children ( 5ft + tall ) over the age of 14 are welcome, we have a  selection of smaller gauge guns to use.

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

All of our instructors are suitably qualified & experienced shooters.

Pre-booking & payment is required, bookings on the day aren't possible.

For guests with their own guns weekdays are recommended, Saturday lessons are on a beginners layout only, not going around the main layout.

Due to Covid you are required to bring your own glasses to wear, or purchase glasses from us on the day.

Earplugs will be used for hearing protection, you're welcome to bring your own earmuffs.

The Essex Shooting Ground, Fyfield, near Ongar, Essex. Nearest postcode CM5 0SG

Map link to Essex Shooting Ground

Alternate Saturdays 11am until 3pm upcoming dates  Sept 25th ( only a few places available ) Oct 9th & 23rd, Nov 6th & 20th available currently.

Wednesday 11am until 3pm

Thursday 11am until 3pm

Friday 12pm until 4pm ( 11am until 2pm in winter time )

50 shots per guest including full tuition, safety equipment &  all consumables required. Tuition takes place either individually, or in small groups. If you have a group 4 +)  to book in for a special occasion  you'll be with your own instructor & we'll provide  a winner’s trophy  free of charge, please ask for details when booking.

Weekday £75 per guest ( including 50 clays & cartridges ) sessions last around an hour

Saturday £60 per guest ( including 50 clays & cartridges ) sessions last around an hour

We have number of free lance instructors available for you to book:

Richard Stirland is a qualified CPSA Instructor and Coach and an Associate of the Institute of Clay Shooting Instructors (AICSI) he has been shooting for over 40 years. And works with both advanced and novice shooters in Sporting Clays and Game shooting Techniques.

Phil Butcher is a very experienced shooter in all of the disciplines. Retired London Gunmaker, well suited to individuals that are interested in fine tuning their technique.

For guests who are thinking of taking up the sport & applying for a shotgun certificate we offer a safety certificate lesson, takes between 90 to 120 minutes, involves a checklist of procedures you'll need to understand & shooting at 50 clays & cartridges with an instructor, costs £110.00 weekdays only.

To enquire please email

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








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