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I enjoyed making bows and arrows as a kid and this felt just like that but so much better! Gordon was an easy person to spend time with and had me hitting rubber rats and other creatures in no time!
He let me try different bows to get a feel for what worked for me offered unbiased advice as I think it is a past time that I think I would like to take up. I definitely plan to go again.
I’m having a tough time at the moment and I came away feeling much better about myself and life. I would heartily recommend giving this a go.
Thank you Gordon for helping David choose the right bow for me. The archery days we've had with you have given us a real passion for archery and we're thoroughly enjoying learning this wonderful skill. We look forward to plenty more opportunities to develop our skills, which will be even more fun now that I have my own bow.
To anyone reading this and wondering if archery is for you, give it a go! It's incredibly relaxing and fun, Gordon will work with you and will quickly help you to find your rhythm so that you enjoy the whole experience. The axe throwing and other elements to try create great variety for those looking for a day of fun activities for all the family.
Highly recommend everything Gordon/ Dartmoor Archery Academy has to offer.
I booked a three hour session with Gordon to get a feel for archery, something I had on my bucket list but never found the right time. He is a really interesting guy and clearly knows his subject. After a short introduction including safety aspects he led me through some target practice to get my 'eye in' and a feel for the best bow for me to start with. After that we spent a couple of hours on his range 'hunting' the rubber targets. I really enjoyed the instruction and will be going back for more.
My Partner and I book a half day for my birthday which included Archery , axe throwing , knife throwing and bull whip cracking.
It was an extremely relaxing and chilled out day with excellent instruction from Gordon. I will definitely be booking again and would highly recommend this to anyone, of any level of experience.
Thanks for the great day Gordon see you again soon.
Gordon was as informative and patient as he was when our family wanted to do archery last year. The very fact we went back to him is testimomony to that. My brothers were able to shoot higher-powered bows too, which clearly they both enjoyed, and my mother (77), sister-in-law, and son, niece and nephews all were beaming at the end. Bravo, Gordon!
What a wonderful find! I can truly say anybody would be hard pushed not to have a great time at this place even I if archery is not your thing.
Gordon is one of those people you rapidly warm to as well as being a wonderful tutor. He will take you into a journey of Zen, building your confidence and self belief relevant not just to becoming a hot shot on the targets but also to life in general. All in a stunning Dartmoor setting.
I have a background in Archery but it was so much fun I took my teenage daughter . She raved about it so much I had to take my son. Now my wife wants us all to go and in the summer months I plan to go with workmates for some fun and team building !
This is the second time l have come back to Gordon and Dartmoor Archery, this time my wife came with me and she really enjoyed the experience and we have vowed to return. Gordin gets everyone fitted with glove and arm guard making sure it fits snuggly. The he goes into a safety talk and he teaches the youngest of the group on a one to one basis if necessary. First getting a feel of the equipment and grouping arrows on a target. Once mastered on to life sized foam animal targets great day out.
Well worth the visit if in Dartmoor a real experience to remember and my son is still talking about it a week after our visit. Can't thank Gordon enough.
Gordon is a fantastic guy, so accommodating and helpful and a lot of fun. He puts on a great day with something for everyone. He’s got all the kit and let’s you use it and knows so much about it all. I will definitely be going back, thanks for a great time Gordon.
Really enjoyed my session here and felt I learned a great deal. Gordon's expertise in archery really shone through in his teaching and the setting gave a calming, natural feel to the session. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone, regardless of experience or sporting accumen.
Had a great time and Gordon was an excellent teacher! Very patient and safe. Definitely would go again!