Lady’s Wood Shooting School, Chipping Sodbury

Fun & Games · Shooting Range
Lady’s Wood Shooting School was established in 1981 by Michael Pinker. The business was taken over in 2013 by Ernie Hemmings. You will find Lady’s Wood amidst the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside with easy access from both the M4 and M5, not far from Bristol and Bath. The grounds are set in 55 acres of natural woodland with a very impressive welcoming Cotswold stone lodge.

The Lodge is also home to Sportarm at Lady's Wood where we stock a wide range of guns, clothing and shooting accessories.

The immaculately well-kept grounds with its large variety of sporting traps can simulate anything from a bolting rabbit to a long distance pheasant thrown from the 120 ft High Tower, a special feature of the School. On the short walk from one stand to another with your instructor, you are quite likely to bump into one of our resident peacocks roaming contentedly along the gravel path with you!

Lady’s Wood welcomes all, the young entry whose parents wish him or her to be taught to become a safe, competent and well-mannered shot, adults seeking some advice for improving their shooting and the older sports person who discovers that a few sessions at a School can help them ‘hold their own’ when game shooting. A family gathering is a regular sight at Lady’s Wood.
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  • Great taster session. First time shooting and Ernie made it a fun and educational experience. Great location too!  more »
  • We took a two person shotgun lesson with Ernie. Ernie made us both very relaxed with plenty of joviality but also a lot sincerity around the shotgun and instilling the gravity of misuse without...  more »
  • Ernie was brilliant. Fantastic ground for both beginner and experienced shooters! Lovely, friendly service, would defintiely recommend!  more »
  • Highly recommended, going above and beyond any normal customer service, making you feel very welcome and at home the second you walk through the door. Whether it’s Helen on the front desk greeting you as soon as you walk through the door or Tom in the gun room taking the time of day to explain anything you want to know about the sport. The instructors that caddy you around the stunning site that has a vast number of different stands are very passionate and helpful, teaching you how to attack every clay. I have found Lady’s Wood a very knowledgable and enjoyable place to visit and will definitely be going back.
  • Very welcoming and great venue! Really enjoyed the morning with good advice on how to get those high birds!
  • This was an absolutely stunning grounds to go shooting at. Clubhouse was stunning. Service was fantastic. As for the type of clays you get it was brilliant. A good selection of clays coming from all directions. Really enjoyed my shoot here. Will definately go back when I am in the area.
  • Met Ernie today - what a delightful man - knowledgeable, patient, amusing and a great teacher - have booked multiple lessons and will be a definite pain in their proverbial for a while to come. Highly recommend to all.
  • Absolutely fantastic place. Very friendly staff with a open fire lodge to relax in with your coffee and breakfast sandwich. Great banter with the instruction and you will not get better value for money in this arena. Multiple pegs and shooting areas to choose from. Tailor made for fiends or corporate days out.

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