Common FAQ's

No, as a non member you are very welcome to shoot at OSS. Our membership entitles you to discounted prices every time you shoot and a range of special offers including a free lesson or 100 clays when you join.

No, as long as you are accompanied by a licence holder or booked in for a lesson.
If you have booked a 'Have A Go' session or a lesson, you do not need a shotgun licence as you will be accompanied by an instructor.
If you do have a shotgun certificate we highly recommend that you bring it with you when visiting the ground, as this will affect your ability to purchase cartridges and hire guns.

Yes, provided they are fibre wad cartridges and no larger than No7 shot size. If you do not have suitable cartridges, you are welcome to purchase some in our on-site shooting lodge.

We recommend a minimum age of 8 years old as the child needs to be strong enough to hold a shotgun and to understand the important safety rules necessary to enjoy shooting

There is no need to book, you can just turn up and shoot. You can shoot each stand, whether unaccompanied or with friends, using the Promatic Claymate system.

If you require a lesson then you will need to book this before you arrive. Prices can be found under the 'Tarrifs' tab on our website

The Promatic Claymate system is an automated system that uses a key card to operate the traps. This card will count the amount of clays fired and can be read on any of the Claymate boxes on the stands and in lodge at the end of your round. If you experience any no birds or breakages, let us know and we will deduct them from the total. This system allows you to shoot each stand at your own pace and to use the ground as you wish.

The Claymate system gives you total control - you can repeat any shot on any stand until you have mastered it, or skip the stand all together. We believe it gives you the best shooting experience as your round is totally unique to you

Yes, we welcome people to come and watch but they will be required to wear the appropriate safety equipment, which we can provide.

As per our ground rules - a license holder can accompany a maximum of 2 guest shooters/spectators.

No. Clay pigeon shooting is an outdoor sport and unless the weather creates a danger to shooters we will always carry on.

Yes. You must give us 48hrs notice if you are cancelling a booking, otherwise you will be charged.

Yes, providing you are a shotgun licence holder. We use the Promatic Claymate system which allows you the freedom to shoot unaccompanied. You are welcome to bring a friend, our ground rules state that a licence holder may accompany two non-license holders around the ground. Guns are available to hire from the shop, one gun per license.

We recommend that you wear sensible outdoor clothing and footwear suitable for the English weather. You will also need to wear a hat, safety glasses and hearing protection, all of which are available in our lodge.

No, shooting a shotgun should not hurt provided that the shotgun is held in your shoulder correctly. Our instructors will show you how and ensure that you are comfortable and confident whilst handling the gun.

Yes. We have a number of different guns available to borrow from the lodge. Gun hire is free for members or £10.00 for non- members. You must bring your shotgun licence with you to borrow a gun.

Sunday & Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00

Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00

Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00

Friday: 09:00 - 17:00

Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00

Bank Holidays - Closed

The times and directions to our grounds can be found under the 'Contact' tab.

Dogs are more than welcome at our shooting grounds but must be kept on a lead and under control at all times.


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