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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.

The Shoot

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.


25 Clay Shoot


Nothing quite compares to the thrill of smashing your first clay out of the sky. With our 25 Clay Shoot package, you'll get the opportunity to experience it first hand! Equipped with a state of the art 12 bore shotgun, you'll be taught the safe handling and the use of the shotgun - taking on the challenge of mastering various sporting targets. But, even if you're new to Clay Pigeon Shooting, you can rest assured you'll be taught all the tips and tracks from qualified instructors. Soon enough, those pesky clays will be yours for the taking! Full equipment is included within the package cost.

Restrictions: MinAge: 12,  MinGroup: 2,  MaxGroup: 40, 

50 Clay Shoot


With 50 clays at your disposal, you'll get the chance to get in touch with your inner target shooting champion with this fantastic package. Taught everything you need to know about this exhilarating activity from qualified instructors, you'll soon be well on your way to smashing those clays out of the skies with ease - laying waste to the variety of sporting targets that call our epic Witton Gilbert site home. Supplied with full equipment, a complete safety briefing, and expert tuition, you'll have everything you need for an authentic Clay Pigeon Shooting experience. For the more adventurous shooters, there's even a three shot pump action gun!

Restrictions: MinAge: 12,  MinGroup: 2,  MaxGroup: 40, 

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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

      • "Absolutely loved the shooting and the instructor was very good and had us hitting the Clays before long "

        Mark Cottrell, RATED 3.5 out of 5

      • "We really enjoyed the shooting. First time try and we were well instructed and safe. Loved it. Thanks. "

        Ian Sharp, RATED 5 out of 5

      • "I absolutely loved clay pigeon shooting now and I really hope to do it again one day! Thank you for making my first experience of shooting something other than targets memorable!"

        Hannah Hortin, RATED 4.9 out of 5

      • "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

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    "absolutely brilliant day , definitely do it again "

    Robert Gray, Witton Gilbert, Co. Durham Clay Shooting

    RATED 4.1 out of 5

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