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When people think of the County Durham countryside, the chances are the first thing that springs to mind are the picture perfect views, that stretch on for miles in every single direction. Here at The Big Shoot, the only thing we think of is the adrenaline fuelled action you'll be getting up to at our fantastic Witton Gilbert shooting range. When you shoot with us, you'll be left in doubt as to why we are one of the leading activity centres in the North East. We offer personal coaching from highly trained experts, before letting you loose with some top of the range shotguns across some of the UK's best clay cracking facilities.

Our fantastic Clay Pigeon Shooting venue in Witton Gilbert features plenty of excellent facilities which allows us to accommodate for groups of all sizes. This includes toilets, plenty of parking spaces, conference rooms, and a fantastic spectator area. That's not all though, you'll also be able to purchase a variety of refreshments throughout the day.

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It doesn't matter how many times you've picked up a shotgun before, as by the end of a day with us, you'll be firing targets left, right and centre like you were born to do it! Our Witton Gilbert site has some of the finest facilities on any clay shooting site in the North East, so you definitely won't be disappointed when you shoot with us. We have a wide variety of shooting layouts and personal coaching in a variety of disciplines, so it will only be a matter of time before you can take on the targets for yourself.

Our site has toilets, changing rooms, spectator areas and car parking. Light refreshments are available.

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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
    • Changing Rooms
    • Spectator Areas
    • Parking
    • Conference Facilities
    • Event Photography
    • Winners Medal
    • Toilets
    • Full Instruction
    • All Equipment
    • Qualified Instructors
    • Catering



  • Broomhouse Farm
  • Witton Gilbert
  • County Durham
  • DH7 6TR

If you're in the North East, you aren't too far from our premier location in Witton Gilbert. We can be found just off the A689, a short drive from the A1(M), whilst there are plenty of additional transport links across the region. 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

    • "excellent"

      Nathan Darling, RATED 4.1 out of 5

    • "Jack was an excellent instructor. I learned a lot & had a great time doing it! I'll be back."

      Karen Raine, RATED 3.4 out of 5

    • "Staff polite knowledgeable and friendly .
      An enjoyable time."

      Alan Makepeace, RATED 4 out of 5

    • "absolutely brilliant day , definitely do it again "

      Robert Gray, RATED 4.1 out of 5

    • "Our instructor was spot on a very good teacher "

      david sheldon, RATED 4 out of 5

    • "Thoroughly enjoyed my clay shooting experience at Witton Gilbert, brilliant venue and excellent instruction from Jack. Katie from The BIG Shoot was very responsive and made the booking process very simple."

      Aidan Brown, RATED 4.1 out of 5

    • "Absolutely fantastic. Great instructors. Friendly and giving good advice to help enhance your experience. Fun day and would highly recommend."

      Andrew Mawson, RATED 4.3 out of 5

    • "Really enjoyed our shoot at witton Gilbert looking forward to attending again . Will definitely be taking up this sport in the future . Thanks to the team at witton Gilbert venue , they were more than helpful and very experienced. Thanks James "

      James, RATED 4 out of 5

    • "Jack was great. Felt confident using the guns. "

      Hannah solan, RATED 4 out of 5

    • "First time clay pigeon shooting and it was excellent! The instructors were so helpful and great fun - I'll definitely be going again!"

      Tracy Galligan, RATED 4.4 out of 5

    • "Great introduction to clay pigeon shooting. Will be back."

      BRIAN CRAMMON, RATED 4 out of 5

    • "On arrival we were shown where to park cars , given induction , then off to the shooting range , everything spot on , totally enjoyed this and will be definitely booking again , many thanks to all for a great experience. "

      Paul Gair, RATED 3.8 out of 5

    • "Thoroughly enjoyed my time doing something out of my comfort zone, thanks a bunch guys."

      Ian McKay, RATED 4.4 out of 5

    • "Enjoyed the morning shoot!!"

      Brian Robert Turnbull, RATED 3.3 out of 5

    • "Husband throughly enjoyed himself and he is going to book it for himself and some friends. "

      Jaqueline Whittaker, RATED 4 out of 5

    • "Great service from Kris who found a venue for me when first choice not available "

      Mark Doyle, RATED 4.4 out of 5

    • "Brilliant local team... worth revisiting."

      James Merrington, RATED 3.9 out of 5

    • "Amazing time had by all the family. The guys were friendly and helpful, while keeping us safe. We'll definitely book again. "

      Kevin Hinnigan, RATED 4.9 out of 5

    • "Took The Father to shoot some guns, And what an experience it was. Had an amazing time and the guys let us go head to head. would definitely recommend to anyone of all ages."

      Josh Thompson, RATED 4.6 out of 5

    • "Great time. It's been a long time since I've fired anything and boy was I rusty. The instructors were great and soon had me aiming straight again. Thank you and I will be booking again soon."

      Kenneth Stockton, RATED 4.7 out of 5

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"Thoroughly enjoyed my time doing something out of my comfort zone, thanks a bunch guys."

Ian McKay, Witton Gilbert, Co. Durham Clays

RATED 4.4 out of 5

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