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Venues

Abbey shoot at three different venues through the year. All our venues are wheelchair accessible. Which venue we are using on a given day is listed in our Club Shooting Diary.

Below is a map showing the locations of all our venues.

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Outdoor Venue

Manor Lodge School, Rectory Lane, Ridge Hill, Shenley, Herts, WD7 9BG (map). The map shows the site entrance, car park location and the entrance to the field. The exact what3words address of the car park is ///ranks.units.fool (learn more)

Public transport: the 84 bus from St Albans or Potters Bar. The stop is Ridgehill, Packhorse Lane.

The club can shoot at this venue all year around but is generally used from early April to late September. The primary club sessions are Sundays 10:00 until 13:00 (but can be extended) and Tuesdays/Thursday ~18:00-dusk. If visitors would like to shoot with us, or just come along to talk to us, then please send a message to enquiries@abbeybowmen.org to arrange a suitable time.

Please note the following at this venue:

  • All carbon arrows (e.g. Easton Avance Carbon) cannot be shot. Aluminium/carbon arrows (e.g. Easton ACCs) are allowed.

  • No crossbows

  • No smoking or vaping is allowed on site

  • No alcohol can be brought onto the site

Everyone attending this venue should be aware of the rules and lost arrow process:

Outdoor Venue

Weekend Indoor Venue

Sandringham School Sports Centre, The Ridgeway, St Albans AL4 9NX (map)

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October to early April: Sundays 10:00 until 13:00.

If visitors would like to shoot with us, or just come along to talk to us, please send a message to enquiries@abbeybowmen.org to arrange a suitable time.

  • No smoking/vaping anywhere on site

  • No food/drink (other than water) to be taken into/consumed in the sports hall

  • All trainers must be clean with non-marking soles

A map showing the entrances to the school and parking is available here.

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Sunday Indoor Venue

Weekday Indoor Venue

Loreto College Gym, Upper Lattimore Rd, St Albans,  AL1 3NU (map)

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Sessions are held between October to early April at the following times:

  • Tuesdays:  18.30 - 21:30 (practice/coaching session)

  • Thursdays: 18.30 - 21:30

The vehicle gate will be open 18.15 to 19.30. If later, you will need to contact someone in the Gym to let you in. You can use the club's WhatsApp.

If visitors would like to shoot with us, or just come along to talk to us, please send a message to enquiries@abbeybowmen.org to arrange a suitable time.

 

It is also used for beginners' courses and the occasional Sunday session.

To use this venue please bring a change of shoes which are clean. This is a requirement for our use of the hall.

Please note the following at this venue (including the school grounds):

  • No smoking or vaping is allowed

  • No alcohol can be brought onto the site

Weekday Indoor Venue
Venus Map
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