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If you've never been clay shooting before, we've found the perfect venue for your first clay shooting experience. Based in a prestigious estate, The Big Shoot's Yeaveley site has been delivering only the finest clay shooting thrills to budding gun slingers for over 60 years. When you take down targets with us, you are going to be facing off against some of the toughest clay shooting challenges you'll find anywhere in the country. These targets are so exhilarating, they don't feel like automated traps- they feel like real live game that you would hunt in the wild. Can you take them down?

With state of the art equipment and a safe environment, Yeaveley's facilities are second to none. The welcoming shooting lodge offers a great range of food and drink. We run a fully licensed bar. For larger events we erect a fully lined, chandelier lit Marquee. Professional tuition is provided by dedicated members of staff. A specially designed shooting tower adds to the challenge by releasing high targets. We are constantly upgrading our shooting ground to improve the variety of our layout. There are targets here to satisfy the novice and the seasoned shot.

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If you don't believe we're one of Britain's best clay shooting sites, all you need to do is look around the fantastic range of facilities we have on site. We have a plethora of layouts, each tailor made to suit your skill level, whilst slowly pushing you out of your comfort zone and unleashing the Olympic worthy marksman that hides within. We have many game hunt style challenges, where you'll be taking down fast moving targets which realistically simulate birds from grouse to pheasants. If this isn't enough action for you, then maybe you should take down targets that fall from our high tower!

Our site has toilets and car parking. Light refreshments are available.


25 Clay Shoot


Restrictions: MinAge: 12,  MinGroup: 2, 

Black Powder Clay Shooting


Restrictions: MinAge: 18,  MinGroup: 6, 

Pump Action - 25 Clays


Restrictions: MinAge: 12,  MinGroup: 1,  MaxGroup: 40, 

50 Clay Shoot


Restrictions: MinAge: 12,  MinGroup: 2, 

100 Clay Shoot


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
      • Picnic Area
      • Pro Shop
      • Parking
      • Licensed bar
      • Toilets
      • Full Instruction
      • All Equipment
      • Qualified Instructors



    • Nr Ashbourne
    • Derbyshire
    • DE6 2DT

    The Big Shoot's Yeaveley location can be found in the heart of Derbyshire, with countless transport links connecting us across the region. We are directly between the A52 and A515, whilst for shooters from further afield, we aren't far from the M1 and 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

      • "Fantastic time at Yeaveley! Guy explained everything so well, will definitely be going again "

        Rachael Millward, RATED 4.81 out of 5

      • "had a good day with my son "

        alan harvey, RATED 4.83 out of 5

      • "Really great day! Enjoyed the course and our instructor was great fun "

        Tom Farman, RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "Really enjoyed it"

        Karen McDonald, RATED 4.00 out of 5

      • "Great Shooting School with lots of variety and fantastic shooting instructor! "

        Katy Hickman, RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "Very friendly and welcoming instructor. Really enjoyable."

        Mike P, RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "Great tuition with a very knowledgeable teacher. A fun way to spend a afternoon"

        Simon Neumann, RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "Our Instructor was fantastic - really helpful and encouraging!"

        Amanda Falleth, RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "Guy was amazing. We had lots of fun. Thank you! "

        Karen J Cleal, RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "Great experience, excellent 121 tuition , first time we’ve done clay pigeon shooting but we will definitely be booking another session.
        Thoroughly recommend it ."

        Cathy Strachan, RATED 4.00 out of 5

      • "A birthday treat for my son and his sister & brother in law. They loved it and would definitely do it again. Great experience. "

        Debbie Shreeve, RATED 4.00 out of 5

      • "Fantastic fun and very professionally run shooting school.."

        elizabeth berridge, RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "Great experience, perfect location and Guy was an excellent instructor. Highly recommended."

        Martin Freeman, RATED 4.00 out of 5

      • "Fantastic Experience We had Guy and he was very Patient and accomodating "

        Umesh Kotecha, RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "Had a really great time. Would highly recommend. "

        Antony Wright, RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "I came to Yeaveley with my son and step-son as a special Fathers Day gift! We thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon clay pigeon shooting, made all the more enjoyable by our guide, who was clearly a professional and who was very friendly and who had a great sense of humour. I hadn't appreciated just how many other exciting outdoor activities are also on offer at this particular venue, which for us, is local and very easy to find.
        It was a brilliant experience and we will definitely be returning in the future. I would thoroughly recommend this place to anybody looking for some fun and adventure! Top marks!"

        Ian Turner, RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "Your instructor was a credit to your organisation!!

        Will definitely return.

        Thanks "

        Stuart Webster, RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "The instructor displayed exactly the right balance of professionalism and friendly banter. He also demonstrated a great depth of knowledge and experience together with imagination and creativity in overcoming specific problems we had. Safety precautions and routines were very much in evidence but not to the point of distracting from the task and enjoyment of it. The whole experience was very enjoyable, with much to reflect on and plans to make for future visits."

        Derrick Hale, RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "A great day really enjoyed it . The instructor was very good will be returning "

        Patricia woodward, RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "Awesome day out. Took one of my oldest friends whilst visiting from Australia. Had a blast quite literally."

        Drew Shepherd, RATED 4.00 out of 5

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