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It doesn't matter whether this is your first time on the shooting range or the 50th. The Big Shoot's Markyate location is tailor made to deliver all the thrills a clay shooter could possibly want, regardless of their prior experience or current skill level. When you meet up with our team of dedicated experts, you'll be pushed out of your comfort zone in the best possible way. Newbies will be tackling plenty of traps in no time, whilst more experienced shooters will have improved accuracy and speed, which means the most challenging traps will be no match for them at all!

We offer the best equipment on our shooting ground and for you the shooter, and all is provided as part of your booking. Our facilities are perfect for large groups and corporate events. A café serving food & drinks is available all day.

The Shoot

You don't have to make the long journey to the countryside to experience the best clay shooting challenge imaginable. The Big Shoot's Markyate site is just moments from the hustle and bustle of big city life, yet when you're in this idyllic woodland paradise, it feels a million miles away. Our picturesque site boasts plenty of thrills that will please both new and established clay assassins. We have 28 fully automated traps, designed to make you feel like you have been transported onto a real life game hunt, gunning down pheasants, teal and plenty of other targets.

Our site has toilets and car parking. Light refreshments and a full retail area can be found on location.


25 Clay Shoot


From the first shout of 'PULL!' until you finally put down your weapon, we don't believe you'll have a better shooting experience anywhere else! This Have A Go clay package includes 25 clays and cartridges per person and will give you the chance to get used to the weapons and master your shooting technique. Expert tuition is available throughout and we promise you'll be decimating clays like a seasoned professional in no time!

N.B. : Please note: Smaller bookings may be placed into a shared session with others for this experience. Maximum group size will not exceed 6ppl. Duration for this session is 30 minutes and upwards depending on group size.

Restrictions: MinAge: 9,  MinGroup: 1,  MaxGroup: 60, 

Clay Shoot - 2hr (inc Bacon Roll)



We welcome you with bacon rolls together with tea and coffee. You will then spend 2 fun-filled hours taking part in a fantastic clay shoot. Groups will split into up to five guests per instructor.


Restrictions: MinAge: 16,  MinGroup: 3, 

Clay Shoot - 3hr (Inc Bacon Roll)


Arrive for coffee and bacon rolls. After a welcome from your host, guests split into groups of up to five guests per instructor and proceed out onto the grounds and shoot a variety of targets under full tuition. After a fantastic 60 clay shoot it's back to the lodge for refreshments and a light lunch.

Restrictions: MinAge: 16,  MinGroup: 3, 

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      • Cafeteria
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      • Pro Shop
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      • Toilets
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    • Markyate
    • AL3 8LP

    Located just a short drive away from London and Luton, with plenty of transport links across Hertfordshire, it couldn't be easier to get to The Activity People's Markyate site. We are just off the A5, moments away from the M1. Full travel information will be 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

      • "Excellent service from booking to finish. "

        Glenn, RATED 5 out of 5

      • "The instructor on the day, Steve, was fantastic. He was friendly, encouraging but remained professional at all times. Really enjoyable afternoon. "

        Brian Turner, RATED 3.6 out of 5

      • "Would highly recommend shooting and this site to anyone! Can’t wait to come back!"

        Alison Donovan, RATED 4.1 out of 5

      • "Booked the shoot for my sons 18th birthday we have never tried clay shooting and had a brilliant time I would recommend it highly "

        John Ayris, RATED 4.5 out of 5

      • "Great facilities..we will be back for another go!"

        Claire Hayes, RATED 4.3 out of 5

      • "We brought this as a 60th birthday present for my Dad. I cannot thank you enough for the day you provide for him, he thoroughly enjoyed himself and cannot wait to come back and do it all over again. "

        gemma sibley, RATED 5 out of 5

      • "Had an exceptional afternoon. It has opened ed my eyes to a new sport/Hobby my family could do together.

        Marc Borner is an enthusiastic instructor, one who truly loves his sport and knows how to mentor novices into a new sport.

        If we weren't moving from the area we would be considering becoming members."

        Rhydian Davies, RATED 4.5 out of 5

      • "A fun day had by all and our instructor was excellent! He must have been because I hit more than I missed!!"

        David Millington, RATED 4.4 out of 5

      • "Fantastic experience. Throughly enjoyed it due to the great instructor and lovely surroundings. Highly recommended!! "

        Laura Noonan, RATED 4.9 out of 5

      • "It was my first time shooting and I was nervous. Our instructor Mark put me at ease and made me feel safe doing the activity. He was excellent and as a result we really enjoyed it."

        Carolynn Clements, RATED 4.6 out of 5

      • "I bought my husband the experience as a birthday gift! We both thoroughly enjoyed it, wish we had more shots! Julian was a very good instructor and we are looking forward to doing it again! "

        Emily Panteli, RATED 5 out of 5

      • "Thoroughly enjoyable time at Markyate - Julian our instructor was fantastic, helping us to a very successful shoot. Highly recommended."

        David Barlow, RATED 4.6 out of 5

      • "very professional, keep it up"

        Andrew Morgan, RATED 5 out of 5

      • "Bought as a Christmas present for husband and son. They both really enjoyed it, the instructor was excellent and they can't wait to go back."

        Carol Sharp, RATED 4.5 out of 5

      • "Excellent site, clean, everyone there was welcoming The instructor was brilliant I am sorry but I have forgotten his name . He was very good and patient with my 2 boys so much so they were hitting about 60% of the clays."

        Anthony Pink, RATED 4.8 out of 5

      • "This was booked as a team building exercise and we all had a great afternoon. The training was excellent. A big thank you to you all.


        Julie, RATED 4 out of 5

      • "Thoroughly enjoyable day with friendly and professional instruction."

        Mike Crowley, RATED 4.1 out of 5

      • "We enjoyed ourselves so much, the team in Markyate are fantastic. We definitely want to do this again."

        Jessica Snook, RATED 4.1 out of 5

      • "Charlie the teacher was outstanding."

        Robert Timms, RATED 4 out of 5

      • "My dad and husband had a great afternoon and would like to do it again soon. "

        Nichola smith, RATED 4 out of 5

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    "Fantastic time had by all. Julian was really helpful and really made the day that extra bit special."

    Wayne Hill, Markyate, Hertfordshire Clay Shooting

    RATED 4.9 out of 5

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