All About Tawd Vale FT and ARC


Tawd Vale FT and ARC has been running for over 20 years, our aim is to provide people with an interest in safe use of airguns somewhere to shoot with like minded people. We are open every Sunday rain or shine from 9am(ish) as well as mid-week once you meet certain criteria.

We are associated with the BFTA (British Field Target Association) and also UKAHFT (United Kingdom Association for Hunter Field Target). We hold regular competitions to their respective rules. Along with these competitions we also run a Air Pistol league as well as the 'B2 Challenge'.

If competitions are not your thing we also have a roughly 1 acre plinking range where you can relax and shoot to your hearts content every week. We also run club days that allow you to hone your FT or HFT skills on the course.

You do not need to own a gun to shoot at Tawd Vale and it is advised that you come to the club and try a few out before you buy one for yourself, most members are more than happy to let you try their set up. We also have a club gun that we loan out for free to newcommers.

If you are interested in airgun shooting then we are probably the club for you.

What We Do

We encourage safe us of airguns. It does not matter if you shoot FT, HFT, pistols or any other style.

The club has a strong FT (Field Target) group and is home to world and british champions. We also have a good HFT (Hunter Field Target) following and we run our own summer and winter series that is open to anyone. As well as that the club also runs a Pistol league as well as the B2 Challenge but if competitions are not your thing then we have a large group of members that just shoot for fun without taking it too seriously that just enjoy the nice atmosphere that we have.

We do not do any hunting, FAC guns or other type of shooting that does not involve airguns.

Get In Touch

The following people are our current club officials. New members should primarily contact Dave Fairhurst the Club Secretary. Email is fine - but telephone is much easier. Please do not visit Tawd Vale FT and ARC at any time other than Sundays except by arrangement with a committee member and please do not contact the Scouts or the Camp Site direct for information about our club.

  • Dave Fairhurst (Secretary) - Email - 01772 815687
  • Carl Knapper (Chairman) - Email
  • Paula Schofield (Treasurer) - Email
  • Dave Schofield (FT Rep) - Email
  • Ste Hughes (HFT Rep + Web Manager) - Email

It is preffered that you contact us before you plan to visit to make sure one of us are available to introduce you to what we do, it just makes it easier.

How To Find Us


Tawd Vale Camp Site
Lowry Hill Lane
West Lancs
L40 5UL
OS Ref: 108/46910

From the M6

Leave the M6 J27 and follow the A5209 signposted Parbold.
Follow the A5209 past the Hospital, over Parbold Hill, through Newburgh Village.
Tawd Vale Scout Camp is on the left just after a small bridge.

From the M58

From Liverpool Switch Island take the M58.
Leave the M58 at Junction 3 and take the first exit.
At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the B5240 (Lyelake Lane).
At the end of Lyelake Lane Turn Left onto the A577 (Wigan Road).
Turn imediately right at the next junction back onto the B5240 (Plough Lane).
Follow Plough lane until you reach a mini roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto the A5209 towards the M6.
Tawd Vale Scout Camp is approx 1km on the right just before a small bridge.

On Entering the Ground

On entering the grounds - Hazard lights must be used and there is a 5mph speed limit. Young people may be around. Drive along the entrance road until you get to the left hand bend just before the carpark - You will see the Club on the right just before the bend. If you have a rifle is is important that the gun is covered when you are taking it from your car to the club. Please use the car park and do not park on the bend.