Welcome to Derwent Bowmen Archery Club

Derwent bowmen was formed in 1962 by a group of local archers keen to share their enjoyment of archery. Over the years we have grown into a large and friendly membership of all ages and abilities. We now have our own indoor and outdoor facilities, set in the heart of the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. We can think of few better ways of passing our time than practising this ancient tradition in such a spectacular setting.

Derwent Bowmen Outdoor Range
Derwent Bowmen Outdoor Range

Where are we?

Based at Darley Bridge in Derbyshire’s Derwent Valley, we are surrounded by beautiful countryside. Being just a mile from the A6, DBAC is easily accessible from as far afield as Buxton, Sheffield and Derby. For details of how to find us, see our Contact Details page.

The Facilities

Indoor shooting range
Indoor shooting range

The club boasts a new all weather clubhouse with indoor shooting range, workroom, kitchen, seating and set up area. In addition we have our own field for shooting at distances up to 100yds. The facilities are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Couple this with the extensive stocks of equipment and you have an excellent setting for archery.

Beginners Courses

We run beginners courses twice a year, at the end of which, will provide you with an archery qualification that should be accepted at any Archery GB club in the country.  See here for more details on our beginners courses.

Archery Coaching

Derwent Bowmen is lucky to have a large number of qualified coaches, who provide a range of coaching services, including group coaching sessions, individual coaching as well as advice on all matters archery related. These services are provided to our members free of charge. See here for more details on our coaches, together with details on how to contact them.

Archery Have-a-go

Finally we run many ‘have-a-go’ events throughout the region. Check out our Diary of Events for a current list. We also provide private have-a-go events for hire to the general public. We cater for groups small and large and can provide the have-a-go at your site (subject to a site safety check) or on the Derwent Bowmen premises. Check out our Have-a-go page for further details.

Contact Information

For further contact details and information on how to find us, see our Contact Details page.