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Do you think you're a certified gun slinger, or have an inner marksman desperate to get out and let loose? Then you'll definitely love coming to The Big Shoot's Congleton location, where we have some of the most challenging clay traps, that will be the ultimate test of your skills. Are you a complete newbie? Well, there is no need to worry, as we offer expert one on one tuition in a variety of different shooting styles, so the clays will be no match for you. Just don't get distracted by the stunning Peak District Views- you never know when a clay could cross your line of fire!

We take great pride in the quality of our facilities both in and out of the clubhouse. Our grounds are kept in immaculate condition by our permanent ground staff and are always ready to provide a high level of targets for shooters. All of the clay pigeon traps here are automatic with push button release, undergo regular maintenance and are constantly reloaded to provide maximum convenience for the shooter. We provide hard pathways to all our shooting layouts so it's always dry underfoot, something of particular importance in the winter months. Our car park likewise has a firm tarmac surface and can accommodate at least 30 visitors with extra parking available for busy corporate days. Join us for home cooked and gourmet meals as well as drinks in our restaurant and bar.

The Shoot

If you want to be a championship level shooter, you are going to need training in a variety of different shooting styles. Here at our Congleton site, we are happy to say that we offer one on one tuition in tons of different disciplines, including Skeet, Compact Sporting, Sportrap and AB. Once you have developed these skills, it will be straight on to our wide range of automatic traps. With clays flying thick and fast, your skills will be put to the ultimate test!

Our site comes with toilets, spectator areas and car parking facilities. Light refreshments are available on the day.


25 Clay Shoot inc. breakfast (8+ people)


This half days shooting is suitable for both the experienced and novice shooter and makes the perfect package for both corporate and private groups. Structured as follows:

Arrival - meet and greet over coffee, tea and hot bacon sandwiches.

Safety talk and gun familiarisation.

Practice shoot in groups.

Competition shoot out.

Prizes and proficiency certificates awards (prizes supplied by you).

Restrictions: MinAge: 10,  MinGroup: 8,  MaxGroup: 36, 

50 Clay Shoot (inc. breakfast, light lunch & evening meal)


This half days shooting is suitable for both the experienced and novice shooter and makes the perfect package for both corporate and private groups. The day is structured as follows:

Arrival - meet and greet over coffee, tea and hot bacon sandwiches.

Safety talk and gun familiarisation.

Practice shoot in groups (25 targets).

Coffee, tea & cake.

Competition shoot out (25 targets).

Prizes and proficiency certificates awards (prizes supplied by you).

Dinner (bar open for you to purchase drinks).

Restrictions: MinAge: 10,  MinGroup: 12,  MaxGroup: 50, 

25 Clay Shoot inc. breakfast


A smashing 25 clay shoot awaits here at Congleton which is guaranteed to test your shooting skills to the maximum! Each participant will be greeted with bacon rolls on arrival and then get the chance to showcase their crackshot credentials with an experienced instructor there to guide you in the the best technique and stance. You will move around several stands, each designed to give you a different shooting experience and by the end you will be downing clays like a true pro. Perfect for any age and ability whether you have ever held a shotgun before or not!

You will be mixed with other groups on the day. We need a minimum of 10 people overall for the session to run.

Restrictions: MinAge: 10,  MinGroup: 1, 

1-to-1 Tuition (25 Clays)


Take advantage of one to one professional instruction with an emphasis on safety and gun handling. This will give you a basic understanding of shooting and will provide you with enough confidence to pursue clay target shooting further if you wish. This includes 25 cartridges, 25 clays and gun hire.

Restrictions: MinAge: 10,  MinGroup: 1, 

1-to-1 Tuition (50 Clays)


Those people who have never tried clay pigeon shooting will benefit from this one-to-one intensive tuition. Including 50 clays and cartridges, expert coaching in gun handling and safety, clay pigeon shooting techniques, and the opportunity to be one step ahead when you book in again for this exciting and addictive sport. Also suitable for the experienced shot who want to improve their technique.

Restrictions: MinAge: 10,  MinGroup: 1, 

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    • Red Lane
    • Congleton Cheshire
    • Congleton
    • CW12 3QG

    Our Congleton site is in quick striking distance from the A54 and the A523, so there are plenty of great transport links to connect us across Cheshire and the North West. Full travel information will be printed on your booking confirmation receipt.

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        Ian Wilde, RATED 4.8 out of 5

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        Victoria Hill, RATED 4.4 out of 5

      • "The facilities are really well presented and on a damp and windy Saturday morning the Lodge was perfect with it's deep comfy seats and log burner. Fantastic, friendly atmosphere in the lodge, the staff were really welcoming and attentive to everyone's needs.

        The instructor was very competent, good fun and friendly and had us all hitting bird after bird in no time.

        I would definitely recommend this venue, and will probably be visiting again in the future.


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        James Backham, RATED 4 out of 5

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        Jonathan Gray, RATED 5 out of 5

      • "I bought the 25 clay option inclu. breakfast as a surprise gift for my partners birthday.
        Although we were a little lost on the location due to the satnav, we arrived with a big welcome and complimentary coffee and our breakfasts of a sausage bap each, which were lovely. The weather was perfect for the activity luckily and we felt extremely looked after.
        The instructor was lovely and happy to have a laugh with us all the way, he made us feel like we were in safe hands. The activity was soo much fun, did not realise how much of a crack shot we were, considering we'd never shot a gun before!
        Afterwards we treated ourselves to a beer and sat outside with the gorgeous views and planned our many more trips there, absolutely loved it, thank you!"

        Jess Beardmore, RATED 4 out of 5

      • "A brilliant, yet very cold, 2+hrs, with a great instructor! Many thanks for a great experience!"

        Anne M Horowitz, RATED 4 out of 5

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        Nathan Francis, RATED 4.8 out of 5

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        Jonathan Owen, RATED 3.5 out of 5

      • "We both had a fantastic time and would like to thank Chris for his excellent instructions."

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      • "Had a great day overall.
        Met with a warm welcome and good food.
        Instructor was very helpful and made it enjoyable for all."

        Paul O'Donnell, RATED 4.1 out of 5

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