Traditional Longbow Archery

Beginners' Courses

Learn to shoot with a traditional longbow.

“Have A Go”

Sessions available for groups.

Forthcoming Events

Four Counties 2021
The Battle of Azincourt Anniversary 2021

Annual General Meeting 2021

An Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 6th November. A room in the main buiding will be assigned and the meeting will start at 12.30pm. Coffee will be provided. The Agenda will be sent to you by 23rd October.

Location: Preston Grasshoppers

About Samlesbury Longbow Archers

Samlesbury Longbow Archers have been based at Preston Grasshoppers’ Rugby Union Club since November 2004. The Club is a pure longbow club and at present has approximately 40+ members.

Shooting usually takes place on Monday (and in the evening during summer), Thursday and Saturday mornings. Club members may shoot on any day, once a probationary period has been completed, and if the ground is not being used by anyone else.

The club is affiliated to the British Long‑Bow Society (BLBS) and therefore all club members must belong the BLBS and comply with the society’s rules.

The club hosts four British Long‑Bow Society shoots (at which only BLBS members may shoot).  The club also holds a number of open shoots including the Four Counties shoot and the Azincourt shoot (in medieval dress) at the end of October.  In addition the club holds regular competitions throughout the season including a handicap shoot one Saturday in each month.

The dates for all shoots can all be found on the Events page.

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