More about Start Archery

Start Archery is a national event supported by Archery GB to introduce people of all ages, abilities and disabilities to archery for the first time.​ 

Whitby Company of Archers is running a free event on Sunday 15th May to give you a chance to try target and field archery and get guidance from our coaches and experienced club members.  

The event will run from 10.00am to 4.00pm at our outdoor archery range at Eskdale School, Stainsacre Lane, Whitby YO22 4HS. (What3Words are pinging.gullible.chew.)

There is no need to book so come along and have a try at different forms of archery.  No experience is necessary and all equipment will be provided.

In addition to trying target archery with a recurve bow, have a go at our Popinjay and field archery challenges.

All ages are welcome from 4 years upwards and archery is a great sport suited to all ages and abilities/diabilities.  

For younger archers we have our Sheriff of Nottingham Castle archery range.  Attack the castle using a lightweight bow with safety arrows to defeat the king and his defenders. Its great fun and there is no limit on how many goes you have.  Come for an hour and stay all day!! If you have any questions drop us an email

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Tuesday 5th April 2022 - First outdoor shoot of the season at Eskdale School (6.00pm - 9.00pm)

Thursday 7th April 2022 - Outdoor shoot at Eskdale School (6.00pm - 9.00pm)

Every Tuesday & Thursday until 15th September 2022 - Outdoor Shoot at Eskdale School (field maybe unavailble due to caravans on 31st May, 2nd June, 11th & 16th August - TBC)

Tuesday 10th May 2022 - Committe Meeting at Eskdale @ 7.00pm

Sunday 15th May 2022 - Start Archery Event at Eskdale School. 10.00 a.m to 4.00pm

Sunday 5th June 2022 - Wolfshead Field Archery Open Competition - NFAS members only

Tuesday 14th June 2022 - Beginners course starts - running over 6 weeks -

Sunday 26th June 2022 - Community Event - Whitby Rugby Club - TBC

Thursday 28th July 2022 - RAF Fylingdales Private Have-a-Go - TBC

Saturday 6th August 2022 - Flatts Lane Country Park Have-a-Go 10.00 a.m - 3.00pm

Monday 29th August 2022 - ​Have-a-Go Archery, Moors Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. 10.00am - 4.00pm