<img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-1008" title="” src=”http://www.clay-shooting.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/SAM_2463-300×225.jpg” alt=”” width=”300″ height=”225″ />Mickley Hall Shooting School has been running for some 20 years but has recently expanded from hosting the rare charity shoots to regular open events and practice sessions.
The ground currently has a Sporting layout but has plans to build a DTL layout in the near future. Ground manager, Scott Barnett said ”All its layouts are undercover and linked by stone paths, meaning that even in the rain shooters can wear shooting glasses without having to look through spots on their lenses and can wait their turn in the dry.”
The ground is still in its early stages of developments but plans to plant over 1,000 trees will take place at the end of this year and landscaping will continue through to the next season. Currently the clubhouse is a small cabin but construction on a new clubhouse will begin in the New Year; Scott added: “never mind the size, there is always a free brew and cakes on offer, and sometimes, if my Nan’s been busy, sausage rolls.”
<img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-1007" title="” src=”http://www.clay-shooting.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/SAM_1824-300×225.jpg” alt=”” width=”300″ height=”225″ />The ground is open for practice on Wednesdays, and on Thursdays hosts a 50-bird re-entry event with cash prizes. Scott said: “we have succeeded in making it a friendly competition that has a relaxed atmosphere”. Practice facilities are available on Saturdays too and an 80-bird Sporting competition take place every first, third and fifth Sunday of the month.
The ground also offers coaching and tuition from novices up to AA shooters. All instruction is done by British and English team members and is available in Sporting, DTL and Double Trap – prices start at £25 per hour plus clays and cartridges.
Scott concluded: “We are a friendly, new ground that has big plans for the future near and far. The doors are always open and we welcome individuals and groups for lessons by appointment all week.”
Mickley Hall Shooting School
Broomhall, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 8AJ