Archery Session (QCW Range, Equipment & Instructor)
In Autumn 2022, Mersey Weaver are due to complete the new target sports 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 a number of Permitted Archery Instructors who can be booked subject to availability, 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. Mersey Weaver groups receive a discount which is applied during checkout provided that 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.
Crate Stacking at QCW (Self Led)
We have 20 heavy duty plastic crates that can be used for crate stacking/climbing. Please note this is a self led activity and you will require your own instructor.
The crates can be hired and used for a crate stacking activity with:
- Our Mobile Climbing Wall (provided you have an artificial top rope climbing permit or higher) or;
- At Queen Charlotte’s Wood on the Three Oaks campsite (provided you have a natural top rope climbing permit or higher)
If hiring for Crate Stacking at QCW, the crates come with the following equipment:
- 2 Belay points (11mm Slings, 2 x Canvas rope protector, 2 x Carabiners) – one for belaying, another for pulley system. These are in situ on the tree that has been designated suitable by a competent person.
- Lyon Climbing Ballast Bag with sand & DMM Shadow HMS Screwgate Carabiner for securing the belayer
- Petzl GRI GRI belay device & DMM Belay Master Carabiner for belayer
- 1x Mammut Sender Screwgate Carabiner for clipping in climber
- 3 x Edelweiss 30m Climbing ropes
- 1 x Petzl Vertical Wire Lock Carabiner for clipping onto crates
- Climbing Harnesses and Helmets (these are shared with the climbing wall)
N.B. Crate Stacking/Climbing is classified as a High Ropes activity and must follow the following guidance from The Scouts
We have a Frisbee Golf course at our Queen Charlotte’s Wood Activity Centre. The idea is to navigate around the course in as few throws as possible!
Mobile Climbing Wall @ QCW
Please use this product to book the wall at Queen Charlotte’s Wood. You must also be booked in as a Day Visitor, Evening Visitor, Camper or for The Hideaway. If you wish to book the wall for use offsite you should book here
Why not give Rock Climbing a go? We own a 9 metre high mobile climbing wall that lives at Queen Charlotte’s Wood and can be used on site while not out on hire.
The wall can accommodate up to 5 climbers at any one time. Included in the hire are enough harnesses, helmets, ropes and carabiners for 20 people so the whole section can have a go…
While we can sometimes help with permit holders, the wall comes as a dry hire and you will need to arrange your own instructor(s). We recommend using the permit holder search functionality in Compass to find and contact permit holders.
Fees for 2022: Mersey Weaver Scouts/Guides Other Charitable Organisations Per hour* £17.50 (Max charge £35) £22.50 £22.50
If you would like some crates to run crate stacking on the end of the wall off the you can add these to your basket for an extra £30/day here
QCW Campfire Circle
QCW Target Sports Range – Air Gun Use (Range Only)
If you have your own NSRA qualified tutor/instructor/coach and air gun equipment, Mersey Weaver have a target sports range located at its idyllic Queen Charlottes Wood Activity Centre. The range only booking comes equipped with:
- Target holders/pellet catchers – 14 or 17cm target holder/pellet catcher mounted on height adjustable tripod stands, 6 available
User provides their own air guns (max 12ft/lb), targets and pellets, unless these are purchased when booking.
QCW Target Sports Range – Archery/Crossbow Use (Range Only)
If you have your own permitted archery/NSRA crossbow instructor and target sports equipment, Mersey Weaver have a target sports range located at its idyllic Queen Charlottes Wood Activity Centre. The range only booking comes equipped with:
- Archery – 90cm bosses, max 6
User provides their own targets.
Shooting Session (QCW, Instructor & Equipment)
Until the new target sports range opens in Autumn 2022, Mersey Weaver have a mobile range which can be setup at Queen Charlottes Wood (weather dependant and providing that Badgers Rake is not already booked) together with a stock of equipment suitable for Cubs through to Explorer aged young people and adults.
Our NRSA qualified Instructors will run the range and provide instruction to participants. Currently, they are only available by prior arrangement on weekday evenings and Friday to Monday (inclusive). One instructor is recommended for every 6 Scouts/Explorers shooting; however, this ratio may be adjusted depending on the age/maturity of the shooters on agreement of the Instructor. Cubs (minimum age 8) may need a higher ratio of supervision on the range (e.g. 1 instructor per 3 Cubs shooting).
The booking includes the mobile range , springer air rifles (Gamo Delta Fox), 1 pack of 50 targets (17cm), 1 tin of 500 pellets (4.52mm) and services of one qualified NRSA Air rifle YPS instructor (or NRSA Club Coach).
Session will start with a 10 minute safety briefing for all shooters, allow 5 minute turnaround time between groups of shooters. Therefore in a 2 hour booking, a maximum of 4 x 25 minutes sessions is possible allowing for safety briefing and changeovers (i.e 16 – 24 participants).
Note: A group of 6 shooters will typically shoot three targets of 10 shots over 25 minutes. Therefore we recommend purchasing additional 1 pack of targets and 1 tin of pellets when making the booking, unless you are providing your own consumables.