Primal Bowyer

Whether it was used for hunting or for protection, our Primal ancestors were masters of the bow. On this course you will make your own bow and arrows, cover the history of the bow along with fundamental archery skills.

Primal Bowyer

  • DURATION
    Three days
  • LOCATION
    Duncarron Medieval Fort
  • GROUP SIZE
    Up to 10 people
  • ACCOMMODATION
    On-site
  • ANNUAL LEAVE
    One day
  • DIFFICULTY
    Intermediate

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About this course

Our Primal Bowyer course will run over 3 days giving you the theory, the history, and the skills into making this historical piece of weaponry.

Whether it was used for warfare, ceremonial or hunting purposes the bow has played an important part in our history.

Join us with Matthew Courtney – Jones from Cambridge longbows, a professional Bowyer who will pass on his skills to help you make your own seasoned Ash bow.

The course starts at 6pm on day 1, and ends around 2pm on day 3.

Come and learn the skills and make your own fully functioning working bow along with traditional arrows. Then try your bow out on our purpose built archery range.

What you need to know

What's included

All food, equipment, and professional instruction

What's not included

All equipment will be provided for this course.

Depending on weather, it's sensible to come in clothes suitable for possibly wet and muddy conditions.

Kit List

All equipment will be provided for this course.

Depending on weather, it's sensible to come in clothes suitable for possibly wet and muddy conditions.

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