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High Elm Archers is a family-friendly archery club located near Hightown and Formby, established in its current form in 1997. Originally formed in the sixties, the club derives its name from the address of the two main founders, Bill and Sally Fraser, who resided at Elmcroft Road, Hightown. Disbanded in the late seventies, the club was revived in 1997 by a group of dedicated archers, including the late Bill Fraser, who is remembered in the ‘High Elm Bill Fraser Westerns’.

We welcome new members of all abilities and ages, from 12 years upwards, whether completely new to archery or experienced archers of many years standing.  

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Our members practise recurve archery, compound archery and traditional  archery and range from those who simply shoot for fun and enjoy the social aspects of club membership to those who shoot in competition.


During the Summer our venue is at Altcar armed forces training camp, located near Hightown and Formby, where we enjoy the use of a very secure, sheltered range with ample parking, a meeting room and toilet facilities. To see a map of our location, visit our Summer venue page. The range allows us to shoot both Clout and Target archery, at the full range of distances up to 100 yards or 90 metres.

In the winter season our indoor venue is Ince Blundell Village Hall, where we shoot at 20 yards. The hall is heated and has ample parking, kitchen and toilet facilities. Visit our Winter venue page to see us on the map.

Beginners courses are run by our own qualified Level 2 archery coach with the able assistance of experienced club archers. Click on our Beginners page for details.

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Please note that due to Covid-19 we are not currently running beginners courses.