Frequently Asked Questions

A clay pigeon is made from a mixture of pitch (a gluey substance) and chalk. They are designed to withstand being thrown from traps at very high speeds, but at the same time being easily broken when hit by just a very few lead or steel pellets shot from a shotgun.

No, but we advise people to wear comfortable outdoor clothing suitable for the weather on the day. All are paths are gravelled so it is essential to wear suitable footwear.

We are open from 9am to 5pm from Tuesday to Saturday (excluding bank holidays). Our shooting hours are from 9am to 4 30pm.

No, for your safety, you will always be accompanied by one of our qualified instructors.

Yes, as long as they are fibre wad, must be 28grms or less and size 7 to 9 shot.  But please refer to our permitted cartridge list by clicking here.

No, all practice and lesson shooters are accompanied by an instructor, we also have school guns and a selection of cartridges that can be provided.

Spectators are more than welcome as long as they are wearing safety equipment which we provide.

No. All shooting at Lady’s Wood is operated by appointment only. However, it is always worth a call at the last minute to check for availability.

There is no legal age to start shooting. It all depends if you are strong enough to hold the gun and also to understand the importance of safety around/handling a shotgun.

We provide all safety equipment that you will need so you just need to arrive in suitable clothing and footwear for the time of year. We also have school guns and a selection of cartridges that can be provided.

We provide complimentary teas and coffees with a selection of fresh, home-made cakes. We can provide hot food on request ranging from bacons rolls and cream teas to a three course meal in our gallery.

No. It is forbidden to shoot game birds or any other live animal during a practice or a lesson.

Clay pigeon shooting instruction at Lady's Wood Shooting School