Archive for February, 2020
Seriously, who ordered the storm?
As Storm Dennis wrought havoc across the land, a few hardy (no, quite mad – Editor) souls ventured forth to the Naseby Battlefield for a clout archery shoot. We also had to navigate the unforeseen obstacle of the annual Naseby 1645 Running Event, which meant the village was packed. Still, we all got wet and windy together!
Clout shooting is where the target is at the limit of your bow’s reach, and hence you are ‘arching’ and shooting at roughly 45 degrees in order to reach your target. The target is usually a flag, and scoring is obtained by an arrows distance from it.
Bayard (Short Range)
Cobham (Medium Range)
Douglas (Very Long Indeed)