Deben Archery Club

Archery for All, Young or Old..

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Visiting us

Feel free to visit us if you're a member of GNAS/ArcheryGB or if you would just like to come along to see us and have a chat about the Club. Please contact us first so we can make sure that an officer of the club is available to sign you in.

If you would like to shoot our target fee is £4 per session and you will need to bring your GNAS card with you. For more info on fees see here. 

Club and ArcheryGB/GNAS rules of shooting apply to all venues. All three of our venues have plenty of parking.  


Bob's Meadow - Bucklesham Road Ipswich

Shooting During the summer months from April until October, we shoot in a large field near the Suffolk Showground (Trinity Park),  on Bucklesham Road, Ipswich (see overhead view). Entrance to the shooting field is via a locked gate (New Gate being used due to Covid) so it's important to contact us so we can arrange to meet you and let you in. There's a one or two week period each year when the field isn't available because the Suffolk Show is in progress, other than that the field is available to members to shoot every other day. Most members of the club shoot on Tuesday (5:30pm until it gets dark) and Sunday mornings from about 09:30 to 13:00 (but might be later, depending on who's there). Except for match days, shooting tends to be very informal, although a number of our members are keen to compete recognised rounds, either just for the experience or to help them on their way to improved classification and handicaps. There's no compulsion to shoot a round, and if there's space on the line there's no reason why archers can't practice whilst a match is in progress.  

Large Field with room to shoot for at least 40 people, the club has the field marked at distances from 10m to 90m and has 10 target bosses available for use.

 In the winter months the field is used by the club for an organised event once a month on a Sunday Morning to shoot our Frostbite Rounds.

The gate to the venue is locked with a combination lock that all club members will have the code for.

Deben Archery Club Rent a Field Toilet for the summer months, combination should be known to all members





Shooting During the winter, members shoot at two locations:-

Tunstall Community Centre near Woodbridge

Village Hall (Toilet, Kitchen etc.) with space for 4 Targets, all shooting at 20yards/18m and a heating system that “eats” pound coins, shooting in details it can support 20 archers. We shoot on

  • Tuesdays Evenings 6pm – 9pm @ Tunstall [Open Practise]
  • Sunday Mornings 9am till 12:30 @ Tunstall [Open Practise – Competitions]

The entrance is behind the Green Man Pub on Ashe Road.



Orwell Arena near Levington

Orwell Arena near Levington  is recent venue for Deben Archery (I know Bob's Meadow how do I get to this place)

Large Covered Horse Arena with room for 10 Targets and therefore up to 40 archers (shooting in details). It has lights (£1 for 40 minutes [Club will cover fee ask Committee for funds]) but no form of heating.

It can support shooting from 10m to 30m simultaneously. 

We shoot on

  • Thursday Evenings 7pm-9pm @ Levington [Open Practise]

Signs by old Fison's Factory... Past the Stables, look for the cars parked in-front of a very large shed