Advanced notice – Cloth of Gold is holding an Introduction to Field Archery on Sunday, 7th May 2023. If you know anyone who would like to have a go, please let them know. They must be an experienced archer affiliated with the EFAA, Archery GB or another archery association.  All the information you need is below. 

This is an open invitation to all Archers (target or otherwise) to participate in our field shoot.

We hold this day for those who do not normally participate in field archery, but we also welcome other experienced field archers from clubs other than NFAS.

There will be 20 x 3D targets, double pegged. The “A” pegs are shot first then the second round is shot from the “B” pegs. A full explanation of this and scoring will be given prior to the start.

The course is designed so that you have the opportunity for a tea break at regular intervals.

Please arrive by 09:30 am for registration and briefing prior to a 10 am sharp start, the finish will depend on how many attend, but you are free to leave whenever it is safe to do so.

Participants take part in groups of no more than 5 which includes one Cloth of Gold member.

There are many deep ponds in the wood, and we use these to make the shoot more challenging, but it does mean that there are steps and slopes to be navigated and is therefore not suitable for anyone with difficulty walking.

The cost for the day is £10, which includes tea/ coffee etc. (Juniors/Cubs £5)

We ask that anyone wishing to come lets us know in advance so we can manage refreshments and ensure we have enough provisions to meet demand.

No Broadheads or Bodkins.

Bring a packed lunch and wear sturdy shoes/boots.

To book a place, please email, or for further information, call our club chairman Lawrence Wiles on 07814014991

If a member of your club is organising a group, then you only need to advise them of your intention to attend.

We are located at Stable Wood, Red Lion Lane, Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire HP2 6EZ

All the Cloth of Gold shoot dates for 2023 have been added to the Events Calendar.

The next Cloth of Gold Open Shoot will take place on Sunday 30 April.  This will be a double pegged course with 20 3D targets, twice round for 40 pegs.  Start time 10:00 am.  There will be full catering on-site.  Pre-book and pre-pay only – Entry Fee is £10.00 Adults & £5.00 Juniors. Too book please email

New members wishing to join Cloth of Gold between 1 November and 31 January pay a reduced membership fee valid until 31 January, when they can renew at the standard membership rate for the following year.  See the Membership page for full details.