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Clay Pigeon Shooting

Thornton Lodge Country Sports offers fully qualified clay pigeon instruction in wonderful scenic but safe surroundings. This is an exhilarating experience and an ideal way to spend time on either individually or with a group of friends.

Working with Malcolm from The Hambleton Shooting School we can provide tuition in shotgun shooting for both novices and experienced shots. The safe handling of the shotgun is treated as paramount and beginners are given an introduction to the etiquette of shooting.

All equipment is provided and experienced shots, with their own gun, may wish to have gun-fit checked during coaching. Novices are particularly welcome, the exhilaration of breaking that first clay target is not to be missed. For the experienced gun an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of their own style and technique will provide the route to success.

Coaching is either on a one to one basis or in larger groups. We have a range of traps including a high tower and a series of different target presentations at various shooting stands throughout the ground which will suit all the requirements of novice or experienced visitors.
For groups of clients the shooting can be made as competitive as you wish!! We are very happy to host corporate events and can provide on site catering to suit your needs ensuring that everyone has a fabulous day out.

The Hambleton Shooting School provides tuition with qualified Clay Pigeon Shooting Association coaches. The school is owned by a Senior CPSA coach, who is a Member of The Institute of Clay Shooting Instructors and Sports Coach UK and who leads the coaching and is always in attendance.


  • An individual lesson for adults or children costs £55, with no specific time constraint but which typically might last 1 ½ hours.
  • Cartridges and clays are £15 for 25 shots.
  • Experienced guns may wish to bring their own cartridges.

Please contact Malcolm to for more information on group lessons and corporate events he will be happy to tailor make a package to suite your exact requirements and discuss specific needs and prices.

For more information or to book a lesson please contact us or alternatively phone Malcolm on 07979 906695.