Nestled in the heart of Graythwaite Estate, on the shores of Windermere, is our shooting site where we love to welcome first timers and experienced shots alike.
We specialise in running relaxed sessions in a fun and informative environment. Following an introduction by your instructor there'll be a briefing on all-important safety and gun mounting before we move on to hitting clays. We’ve a great track record for advancing novices through to consistently breaking a variety of targets and nothing makes us happier than seeing guests succeed.
We offer two tuition packages; a 25-shot and a 50-shot experience. With most first timers, we'd recommend 25 shots and for those more experienced, 50 shots and an increased variety of targets is a great choice.
Complimentary tea and coffee is available for guests to help themselves to in the bijou shooting lodge, which can be enjoyed when spectating from the picnic tables or around the roaring fire pit in the winter months.
The minimum age is 8 years however some juniors aren't comfortable with gun handling at this age, so we suggest that parents are best placed to make a judgement on this.
Guests to Graythwaite Adventure can enjoy a variety of other awesome land and water-based experiences; 4x4 off-road driving, archery, axe throwing, 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 and the all-important safety briefing, we’ll go through gun mounting, movement, tracking and how to hit the clays. 1:1 tuition is tailored to suit individuals accordingly, from those that haven’t held a gun before to the more experienced shots. It’s vital to us that everyone in your party gets the very most out of their time with us. 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. For 2 guests, please allow an hour, for 4 guests up to 1.5 hours approximately and longer for 5 or more.
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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!
The nearest railway station is Windermere, which is 13 miles away.
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