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The Big Shoot's CPSA Premier Plus Ashbourne site has hosted several prestigious events over the years - everything from National and International shooting tournaments to Championship events. This makes us the perfect venue for beginners and seasoned pros alike, where expert tuition and a full safety briefing are offered by our highly experienced staff. Not only that, you'll be equipped with a state of the art shotgun too - specially designed to smash clays out of the sky! Based in the heart of the wonderful Derbyshire countryside, you'll be surrounded by 70 acres of stunning scenery - the perfect environment for the ultimate Clay Shooting experience!

The facilities at Ashbourne are second to none, with fully automated traps, a voice activated automated tower, ample parking and on site cafe serving breakfast and lunches. We offer every kind of weaponry from entry level sporters to high grade competition rifles. This event is perfect for group celebrations or corporate gatherings. We have function rooms available and a superb clubhouse complete with a shop selling a variety of guns, shooting merchandise and country clothing.

The Shoot

Featuring some of the best Clay Pigeon Shooting facilities in the country, The Big Shoot's amazing Ashbourne venue has hosted some of the world's most prestigious shooting events over the years, making us the perfect place for all those who are looking for an authentic shooting experience. In an ultimate test of your aiming skills, you'll be tasked with smashing as many clays as possible out of the sky, whilst aiming down sight using a top of the range shotgun. With a range of first-class clay traps on offer, you'll be taught a variety of shooting disciplines with 1:1 expert tuition - perfect for those who are looking to improve their deadeye skills! All equipment will be provided when you arrive at the venue.


25 Clay Shoot


N.B. : Closed Mon and Tuesdays

Restrictions: MinAge: 12,  MinGroup: 2, 

50 Clay Shoot


N.B. : Closed Mon and Tuesdays

Restrictions: MinAge: 12,  MinGroup: 2, 

75 Clay Shoot


N.B. : Closed Mon and Tuesdays

Restrictions: MinAge: 12,  MinGroup: 2, 

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Experience the sheer satisfaction of cracking clays as you take advantage of one of our spectacular shooting grounds situated across the UK and Ireland! Accommodating those as young 5, our venues are tailor-made to accommodate your specific skill level. So, whether you're looking to learn the basics with full expert tuition from our qualified instructors or looking to improve your pre-existing dead-eye talents, we've got a venue to suit you! Upon arrival, you'll be equipped with all the latest safety gear whilst being presented with a full safety briefing.

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  • Facilities

      • Cafeteria
      • Clubhouse
      • Conference Facilities
      • Parking
      • Refreshments Available
      • Spectator Areas
      • Toilets
      • Club Shop
      • Full Instruction
      • All Equipment
      • Qualified Instructors
      • Catering



    • Eaton Hall Farm
    • Upwoods Road
    • Derbyshire
    • DE6 5LN

    There's a whole host of ways to access The Big Shoot's Ashbourne site, with plenty of transport links connecting us across the Midlands. You'll find our site just off the A50 between Derby and Stoke, whilst we're also just a short drive from the M6. Full travel information will be printed on your booking confirmation receipt.

    Maps and directions used on our website are for guide purposes only. Please use the directions supplied with your booking confirmation when making travel arrangements.

    Latest Reviews

      • "Wow what a great time we had the instructor was brilliant and the course was great . We will be back . Thanks again for a great time . Highly recommended "

        Paul Richardson, 11th AugRATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "Really enjoyed myself and the instructor was really good thank you for letting me have a go and I will definitely be back"

        James, RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "Absolutely fantastic, had a really good time, great place really nice friendly instructors definitely be back "

        Graham , RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "Had a great experience at my first time shooting clays. The site was well equipped and the instructor was really helpful and friendly, made me feel at ease and really helped out with tips and suggestions. "

        Julie Clift, RATED 4.88 out of 5

      • "Doveridge staff great and we had great fun, full marks to Steve Owen the instructor!"

        Jake Beharall, RATED 4.63 out of 5

      • "The instructor we had at Ashbourne was fantastic. Bryan was extremely helpful and patient and We could not have had a better experience. "

        Carl Herrett, RATED 4.43 out of 5

      • "A great day out it was really fun and the staff were excellent
        Definitely will do again "

        tara jackson, RATED 4.00 out of 5

      • "Booked this as a birthday gift. An enjoyable first experience in fantastic surroundings. Friendly cheerful staff, special thanks to Andy. A memorable experience and no doubt we will return again. "

        Andrea Arenko, RATED 4.00 out of 5

      • "Fantastic experience for all our family. Thank you"

        Lynne Short, RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "Would hight recommend! Will certainly be going back and asking for top tip Tony! Thank you! "

        Alex Nardone, RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "Very easily booked"

        Gavin Harris, RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "Everyone at the site was friendly and welcoming, our instructor Steve was fantastic and explained things clearly and had us both improving in no time. Would definitely come back."

        Rory Kelsey, RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "Booked it for my brothers 50th birthday. We had a fantastic day. The Instructor was excellent."

        Claire smith, RATED 4.00 out of 5

      • "Do it. You’ll love blasting clays to bits. "

        Holly Huxley, RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "Very enjoyable day with excellent tuition."

        Mel Marlow, RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "This was really good fun and better value than other nearby alternatives."

        Dave Turner, RATED 4.00 out of 5

      • "Fantastic day out for newbies to clay pigeon shooting and would strongly recommend to anyone wanting to try. "

        Chris, RATED 5.00 out of 5

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    "was booked as a surprise for my husbands 40th birthday. He was over the moon, he loved every minute of it and can't stop talking about it! The site was beautiful and if he could go everyday he will!"

    Trudie, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

    RATED 5.00 out of 5

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