When the shooting ground is open, it is open to any shooter who has a shotgun certification and a shotgun. That’s right anyone!
Just turn up, walk into the shoot cabin and get a card to use at all the sporting pegs, it’s that simple!
You do not have to be a member, however membership is cheaper and the rewards for members are fantastic! For every clay pigeon a member buys we give them a penny back to spend in the rewards store!
You can cash in your points for cartridges, and everything in the rewards store is cheaper!
Lessons are for anyone starting at 12 years old up to what ever age. As long as you can hold a gun and are in sound mental health shotgun shooting is for you!
We never know how a lesson will go, we do have structure to, however every shooter is different and develop at different rates.
We’ve had shooters shoot for the entire 25 week summer and we have some shooters who pop in once a month to be assessed to improve their competition scores.
We can meet your needs!
Did you know you don’t have to book?
Scroll down to see how easy it is to just turn up!
What you’ll Need
Do you need to be a member?
No! Members get extra benefits, but you don’t have to be one to get onto the shooting range.
If you have a shotgun and a shotgun certificate. All you need to do is check in at the shooters cabin!
Hand over your shotgun certificate in exchange for a shooters card which can be plugged in to the stands.
Every stand will load 1 credit to your card every time you press the release buttons.
Once you’re done, you then come back to the cabin to square up your bill, hand in your card and get back your shot gun certificate.
It’s as easy as that!
what is sporting?
what is sport trap?
Below is a typical Sport Trap layout. A layout consists of 25 targets shot from 5 different pegs. Each of the 5 pegs are spaced out roughly 5 -10 feet apart in a straight line. Each Sport trap layout has 5 clay pigeon traps. Each of the 5 pegs has 5 targets to shoot at in different combinations. A single target, an on report pair and finally a simultaneous pair. Once you have shot all 5 pegs this would make up your 25 sport trap. Sport trap is very popular particularly for competitive shooters. We have 2 sport trap layouts at Belsay.
what is Down the line?
“the best sporting ground in the north!”
January – November
Thursday 10:30 – 15:00
Saturday 10:00 – 17:00
November – December
Belsay Barns, Capheaton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE19 2DW