Outdoors

  • Archery Session (QCW Range, Equipment & Instructor)

    Mersey Weaver  have an archery range located at Queen Charlottes Wood together with a stock of equipment suitable for Beavers through to Explorer aged young people and adults.

    We have available a number of Permitted Archery Instructors who can be booked, in advance, should you not have your own Permitted Instructor. Currently, they are only available by prior arrangement in evenings or at weekends.  One instructor is required for every 6 archers shooting; however, this ratio may be adjusted depending on the age of the archers as Beavers may need a higher ratio of supervision on the range. For most bookings at QCW we recommend 4 simultaneous archers. You can book the range and equipment, or  if you have your own equipment the range can be booked on its own here. Please note that we only hire the archery equipment for use at Queen Charlottes Wood.

    The standard package of 2 hours, 4 simultaneous archers costs £65. Each additional archer cost £7.50. Mersey Weaver groups however receive a discount this is applied when you log in with an account that has the appropriate membership profile applied. If you don’t see the discount and you are logged in, click here.

  • Archery Session Offsite (Equipment & Instructor)

    Mersey Weaver have  a stock of equipment suitable for Beavers through to Explorer aged young people and adults.

    We have available a number of Permitted Archery Instructors who can be booked, in advance, should you not have your own Permitted Instructor. Currently, they are only available by prior arrangement in evenings or at weekends.  One instructor is required for every 6 archers shooting; however, this ratio may be adjusted depending on the age of the archers as Beavers may need a higher ratio of supervision on the range.

    Please note:

    • We only hire our archery equipment with a Target Sports ASU Instructor for use away from QCW.
    • You are responsible for providing, or booking, a suitable offsite range (e.g. Cheshire Scouts Forest Camp).
    • Subject to the distance travelled our Instructor may charge mileage at 45p/mile, plus any toll fees.

     

  • Blokart Pro V3

    A Blokart is a 3 wheeled kart or type of land yacht which uses a sail, similar to those found on small dinghies, to provide traction.

    Blokart Sailing is a relatively new sport which is becoming more and more popular, mainly due to its easy accessibility.  A Blokart packs away into a bag that will easily fit into the boot of a car and is very easy to set up and use. The small size means that they can also be easily transported on aeroplanes to take part in international events or just for fun on holiday. Almost anyone and everyone can participate! Blokart sailing appeals to people from 8 to 80.

    The Blokart is controlled using the hands only, meaning that a person’s size and mobility need not stop them enjoying the sport; people with paraplegia, prosthetic limbs and many other medical conditions can compete equally with able-bodied sailors. Blokarts are also very safe, providing the right protection measures are worn.

    It is incredibly easy to learn to sail. There are 4 sail sizes; 5.5m, 4m, 3m and 2m to suit a range of conditions; All of the sails will propel you at speeds up to twice the actual wind speed.

  • Campfire Team

    Need some help with a campfire for your event? Then why not book our famous Campfire Team led by notorious Chippy & Dex. The team operates both in and outside of the Mersey Weaver District and can either host you at  Queen Charlotte’s Wood or travel to your campsite of choice and provide you with an evening of outstanding entertainment. The team can tailor a session for all age groups whether the audience is mixed, a specific section or even just adults! From old classics to new favourites the team have an extensive repertoire of songs, chants, games and stand up that is guaranteed to widen the smiles of young people and adults a like. All money raised is reinvested back into improving the campfire facilities at Queen Charlottes’s Wood.

  • Giant ATX 1 Mountain Bikes

    The District has a number of Mountain Bikes which are accessible by our Explorer and Network provision. They are great to use at Clogwyn and we have specialist bike trailer which you can use to transport them. All bikes come with Helmets and Safety Specs.

  • QCW Archery Range (Range Only)

    If you have your own permitted instructor and Archery Equipment, Mersey Weaver have an archery range located at its idyllic Queen Charlottes Wood Activity Centre. The Range comes equipped with five bosses to fire at..

  • QCW Campfire Circle

  • Shooting Session (Instructor Only)

    Mersey Weaver have available a number of NRSA qualified Instructors who can be booked, in advance, should you not have your own NRSA Instructor. Currently, they are only available by prior arrangement on evenings or weekends.  One instructor is required for every 6 shooting; however, this ratio may be adjusted depending on the age of the shooters as Cubs may need a higher ratio of supervision on the range.

  • Shooting Session (Mobile Range, Instructor & Equipment)

    Mersey Weaver  have Mobile range that can be transported to a suitable venue and a stock of rifles suitable for Cubs through to Explorer aged young people and adults.

    We have available a number of NRSA qualified Instructors who can be booked, in advance, should you not have your own NRSA Instructor. Currently, they are only available by prior arrangement on evenings or weekends.  One instructor is required for every 6 shooting; however, this ratio may be adjusted depending on the age of the shooters as Cubs may need a higher ratio of supervision on the range.

    You can book the range and equipment, or if you have your own equipment the range can be booked on its own here. If you need just an instructor to come to a venue of your choice you can book them individually here.

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    Summer Hillwalking

    Want to go Hillwalking and enjoy summiting a Mountain? Why not request a permitted member of our Hillwalking and Trekking ASU?

    Availability is by confirmation only. Most availability is at weekends but some permit holders may occasionally be able to help on weekdays with enough notice.

    N.B. Party sizes are limited to seven (including adults).

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    Winter Hillwalking

    Ready to take hillwalking to the next level? Why not request a permitted member of our Hillwalking and Trekking ASU who can take you out in Winter conditions? Weather permitting, learn how to use an ice axe and crampons!

    Availability is by confirmation only. Most availability is at weekends but some permit holders may occasionally be able to help on weekdays with enough notice.

    N.B. Party sizes are limited to seven (including adults).