Welcome to Bridge Woods Field Archery Club

 Welcome to Bridge Woods Field Archery Club

We are a small friendly Club in Berry Court Wood, Hoo. The Club practices and promotes the sport of Field Archery, and is affiliated to the National Field Archery Society (NFAS) www.nfas.net . All archers must be members of the NFAS to be allowed to shoot on our grounds.

Bridge Woods Field Archery club was formed in 1991 at Bridge Woods, Buckmore Park, Chatham. The construction of the Channel Tunnel rail link caused the closure of this ground and the club relocated to Beacon Hill, Chattenden in 1997. Unfortunately this land was sold in 2008 by our landlords, the MOD, and the Club moved again this time to Berry Court Wood.

Berry Court Wood is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) so it is important that our use of the Woods protects this special environment. The number of members using the wood is strictly controlled by an agreement with Natural England who oversee the protection of the wood under its SSSI status.

Because our site is a designated SSSI we are unable to allow dogs to accompany their Archer on open shoots.

Field Archery is the simulation of hunting by shooting at either life size foam or pictures of animals (in Britain it is illegal to shoot at any living creatures with a bow and arrow). You walk around the course laid out by the club’s field officer and shoot at the targets set at varying but unknown distances.¬†



Kevin Kitchener


Membership Secretary

Lee Brown

Currently closed for new memberships – see “News” page.


Open Shoot Organiser

If you have any questions about upcoming shoots please email


for assistance.