Adjacent to our clay pigeon shooting site, nestled in the heart of Graythwaite Estate on the shores of Windermere, is where our archery and axe throwing adventures takes place. Enjoyed as individual experiences or bookable together with the chance to exercise your archery skills whilst having a go at the ever increasingly popular sport of axe throwing. Our friendly and experienced instructor will provide the all-important safety briefings followed by expert tuition for novices and seasoned pros alike. Here's your chance to channel your inner Robin Hood and have a go at axe throwing; once the preserve of lumberjack competitions in the USA this activity has been embraced by the British public and is super fun and competitive.
Surrounded by peace and quiet and Lakeland estate land, this is the perfect location to learn something new or brush up on your aim.
Guests to Graythwaite Adventure can enjoy a variety of other awesome land and water-based experiences; 4x4 off-road driving, clay pigeon shooting, bushcraft, stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing and RIB boat tours. Land-based activities are available all year, watersports April to October. Experience : Explore : Escape.
Upon arrival at our 4x4 and Shooting Site, please make use of our free parking before meeting with one of our friendly and experienced instructors. Following introductions, you’ll head to the archery and axe throwing range, starting with the all-important safety briefing followed by a demo and instructions. There’ll be practice rounds before progressing into the competitive rounds – fun target rounds which will result one of you being crowned ‘aim of the day!’ As with all our activities, we only offer private experiences meaning we don’t mix bookings, which allows us to concentrate on you and your guest(s) exclusively. Minimum guaranteed numbers are 4 guests, although we do make exceptions for couples or 3 people when availability allows so please do ask. Archery OR axe throwing is for approximately 45 minutes, both together approximately 1.5 hours.
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From Ambleside (The North) Continue along the B5825 until you reach Hawkshead. From Hawkshead, follow signs towards Newby Bridge. Stay on this road for roughly 5 miles. You’ll pass Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery on your left, continue on past. You’ll then see Graythwaite Saw Mill on your right then you’ll pass the entrance to Graythwaite Gardens which are also on your right. From here continue for approximately 150m. The entrance gate to the car park is on your left and marked with a Graythwaite Adventure sign either side of the gate. Please turn into the field and follow the track to our car park. If you miss the gate and reach the main entrance to Graythwaite Hall, please turn around. From Newby Bridge (The South) Follow signs towards Lakeside, YMCA Centre and Hawkshead and continue on the B5825. You’ll pass the YMCA Centre on your right before passing the entrance to Silverholme Manor. When you see a small post box installed in a wall on your right continue straight on, the main entrance to Graythwaite Hall will be on your left. After a few hundred yards you’ll reach our entrance gate on the right with the Graythwaite Adventure either side. Please turn into the field and follow the track to our car park. From the Windermere Car Ferry When you disembark the ferry continue on the road until you come to the first left turning, the turning is just before a white and black sign for Far Sawrey. Take this turning and follow the road for approx. 2.9 miles. At the end of this road you will reach a T junction. Turn right at the T junction. Follow the road for 0.2 miles and the entrance to our site will be on your right with a Graythwaite Adventure sign either side of the gate. Please turn into the field and follow the track to our car park. Transport available by request. We’re happy to collect you from your accommodation by 4x4, boat or minibus!
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