Beecraigs Country Park – Outdoor Target Archery – 15th and 29th May 2022

Leith Community Archers Days out at Beecraigs Country Park

Leith Community Archers Days out!
Due to the school exam time we are not able to use Leith Academy Hall until the 9th of June.

But for those who can’t wait, we are having two days of Outdoor Target Archery at Beecraigs Country Park.  The events are free and we will be providing transport to and from the park.

Please indicate if you need transport on the booking form Due to limited spaces and travel arrangements available, we will contact you directly to confirm your requested time slot.
Please fill out the form before the 9th May.

Three or four instructors of Leith Community Archers will be there to ensure safety and to guide you through the day.

Details

When is it?
The Dates are Sunday the 15th May and Sunday the 29th May.
The day session is from 11am to 3pm with two shooting times and a break for lunch.

  • Beginner Archers. -   11am - 12.45pm
  • Lunch break -  12.45am - 1.15pm
  • Experienced Archers. -  1.15 pm - 3.00 pm

How do I get there?
There is no public transport to Beecraigs Country Park.  If you are using your own transport, please use GPS or Mobile/tablet - Linlithgow EH49 6PL
Alternatively please see attached maps that you can download.
Please indicate on the form if you require transport.  Transport will leave Edinburgh at 9.45 am from Leith Academy car park and return from Beecraigs at 3.20 pm, arriving back in Edinburgh at around 5 pm. This will be confirmed nearer the time. If you do travel with us on the minibus/bus you will have to be there for the full day from 11 am through to 3 pm.

If you are there for the full day, Beecraigs is a vast country park, with deer, forest walks, kids play areas, and a cafe so you could make a day of it and explore the area.  Details about the Park  can be found at https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/beecraigs
Please ensure you return for the bus departing at 3.15 pm (TBC)
Please remember that there is no public transport to or from Beecraigs, and we don’t want to leave an Archer behind!

Does it cost anything?
The events are free! There will be a donation box and all donations are gratefully received.  We are a small Charity and all donations help Leith Community Archers to develop and grow as a club.

Where is the Target Range at BeeCraigs?
The Target Range is situated a short walk from the  Balvormie Car Park.
Please see the map attached.

Is there an Age limit?
Anyone over the age of 8 can have a go.

What if I’ve never done Archery before?
The beginner session from 11.00 am to 12.45 pm is for you! our instructors will guide you through the basics, so don't worry if you are new to it all.

I’m quite experienced, I don’t need an introduction.
The session from 1.15 pm until 3.00 pm is more suited for you.

What should I wear?
Scottish summer weather! So please prepare for all seasons, bring a coat in case it's cold, and sunscreen in case it's sunny.  It is May, so hopefully, we will have good weather.

What about lunch/food?
Bring a packed lunch or a snack and something to drink (non-alcoholic if you intend to shoot). It’s a long time, and we would recommend that you bring a bottle of water.
Alternatively, there is the Hideout Café. Details below.

Are there toilets close to the Archery Area?
Yes, there are toilets near the Balvormie Car Park, a short walk from the Target rangeThere are also Toilets at the visitor center.

How do I sign up?
Please fill out the form here

How soon do you need to know?
We will be providing transport for those who require it, so please indicate if you need transport on the booking form.  Due to limited spaces and travel arrangements available, we will contact you directly to confirm your requested time slot.
please fill out the form before the 9th May.

I have another question.
For all other inquiries please contact info@leithcommunityarchers.org.uk 

Other information.

Photography.
Leith Community Archers would like to and may take photographs and videos of the events.  We will have photography consent forms with us for you to sign if you are happy to be photographed.  These will be for marketing purposes and for our media library.  they may be posted on Social Media and on the website.

Mental Health Foundation – Mental Health Awareness week.
The Leith Community Archers club is registered with Archery GB.
Archery GB actively promotes Well-being and Mental Health by encouraging everyone to participate in the sport.
The 15th of May coincides with Mental Health Awareness Week 2022. This year the theme is loneliness,  Leith Community Archers is an inclusive club, and will be participating on the 15th of May to help raise awareness. More Details will follow.

 


About Beecraigs Country Park
https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/beecraigs  

A major attraction of Beecraigs is its location high on the hills above the towns of Bathgate and Linlithgow which afford impressive views of the surrounding countryside, including the Forth Valley, Linlithgow Loch, Binny Craig and Palace, the three Forth Bridges and the Pentland Hills.

Visitor Centre providing:
reception
visitor information
gift sales
ice cream sales, confectionery sales
public toilets (available during opening hours only)
outdoor seating
Hideaway Café

 

Hideaway Café
The Café at Beecraigs provides a breakfast and lunch menu, 100% of the menu is available in a gluten-free option.  Picnic tables and seating are available for Park visitors outside the Visitor Centre. The Café can be contacted via Facebook(Hideaway Café Beecraigs) or call 01506 847111 if you have any specific requirements. 

Currently, they open daily from 9 am to 4.30 pm but please check their Facebook page link for the most current information.

Free public wi-fi is available at the Visitor Centre and there is a public PC people can use. 

Information and Map Downloads