Sold out - Shooting the longbow

Shooting The Traditional Longbow

SOLD OUT – Please email courses@wealddown.co.uk to be added to the waiting list.

The Course

An introduction to the art and craft of longbow archery. The day focuses on the history and traditions of this remarkable weapon, including intensive tuition in the practice of longbow archery, using a range of different bows. Suitable for the beginner and more experienced archer alike.

The Tutor

Jonathan Davies has been shooting the longbow exclusively for the past twenty years and instructing longbow archery for the past fifteen. He teaches archery to secondary school pupils three or four times a week as well having acted as archery captain for several re-enactment groups. He has written widely on the history and practise of archery in the Glade, the Journal of the Society of Archer Antiquaries and Skirmish. He has also written the only detailed guide to re-enactment archery directed at those wishing to recreate the archery of the medieval period.

Participant Information

The course will be limited to 10 participants.

Please wear clothing suitable for the weather but avoid loose garments, as the majority of the day takes place out of doors. Please bring any traditional archery equipment that you may have and would like to use. However, all necessary equipment will be provided by the tutor.

Fee & Refreshments

£60 per person, this includes tuition, tea and coffee. Please let the Museum know in advance if you have any dietary requirements. You can bring your own packed lunch or the café will be open at lunchtime.



Sun 15 August 2021






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