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ANGLING
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ARCHERY

Fakenham Bowmen Archery Club [Norfolk]
Fakenham Bowmen Archery Club are dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of the sport of archery in Fakenham, Norfolk. We meet at the Gallow Sports Centre, Fakenham and run regular introductory courses to the sport.
Contact: Ken Merton (Secretary), Windy Ridge, Sculthorpe Eastgate, Fakenham, Norfolk.
Ph. +44 (0)1328 856 720 | e-mail | Visit our website

Kilmore Archery Centre [Co. Armagh]
Do you fancy trying your hand at Archery? Yes? Then this is the place to come. Set in the beautiful Northern Ireland Countryside, Kilmore Archery Centre has all you'll need. We have full indoor shooting facilities and a covered outdoor shooting area. So if you think you're a bit of a Robin Hood then this is the place to come and try. For full information why not visit our website.
Contact: Wellesley McGown, Bridge Road, Kilmore, Lurgan, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland.
Ph. +44 (0)28 3832 6987 | Fax +44 (0)28 3834 7839 | e-mail | Visit our website

Quicks The Archery Specialists [Hampshire]
Quicks is a very specialist supplier of Fine Archery Equipment. We supply Olympic Archers as well as Schools, Universities and many individuals, including you perhaps. Archery is Fun and a Challenge and you should try it.
Contact: Mr. Leslie Macpherson, 18/22 Stakes Hill Road, Waterlooville, Hampshire. PO7 7JF
Ph. +44 (0)23 92 254114 | Fax +44 (0)23 92 251519 | e-mail | Visit our website

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BALLOONING - HOT-AIR

Black Sheep Balloons [N.Yorks.]
Come and fly over the scenic Yorkshire Dales in one of our luxury balloons. Champagne gift vouchers available. Professional and friendly service.
Contact: John or Gilly Guy, Butterhaugh Farm, Gargrave, Skipton, N. Yorkshire. BD23 3QY
Ph./Fax +44 (0) 1756 748106 |
e-mail | Visit our website

Floating Sensations Ltd. [Berkshire]
Floating Sensations Ltd. offers spectacular balloon flights over the breath-taking Berkshire, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire countryside. Gift Vouchers for Birthdays, Anniversaries or...just plain self indulgence!
Contact: Catherine Smith, Eling Hill Cottage, Eling, Hermitage, Thatcham, Berkshire. RG18 9XR
Ph. +44 (0)1635 201007 | Fax +44 (0)1635 202774 | e-mail | Visit our floatingsensations.co.uk or balloonflights.co.uk websites.

Great Escape Ballooning Ltd. [Bucks]
Balloon flights from the old market town of Olney, North Buckinghamshire. Close to Bedford, Northampton and Milton Keynes. Small balloons (maximum 6 persons) our speciality, together with high quality gift vouchers for that important gift. CAA licensed.
Contact: Kevin or Lesley Viney, 122 East St., Olney, Bucks. MK46 4BT
Ph +44 (0)1234 241900 | Fax +44 (0)1234 711918 | e-mail | Visit our website

Head in the Clouds [The South]
Balloon flights in Berks, Oxon, Wilts, Hants. CAA approved. Flights throughout the year. Only small balloons used for personal friendly touch. Flights for 1 hour with flight certificate signed by the pilot. Gift vouchers available for birthdays, christmas and for all other occasions.
Contact: Ph. +44 (0)1635 43719. | e-mail | Visit our website

Heart of England Balloons [Warks.]
Hot air balloon flights from near Stratford upon Avon, Warwick, the Cotswolds and Chatsworth in the Peak District. For individuals or groups, as incentives or Corporate entertainment. Gift Vouchers and Nationwide Flights also available. CAA licenced.
Contact: Emma Boardman or Mike Gabb, Cross Lanes Farm, Walcote,
Nr. Alcester, Warks. B49 6NA
Ph. +44 (0)1789 488219 | Fax +44 (0)1789 488336 | e-mail | Visit our website

Horizon Ballooning [Hants.]
We offer stunning flights over the villages, countryside and wildlife of rural Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and Sussex. A spectacular present for any occasion.
Contact: Nigel Hicks, Clearview, Blacknest Road, Blacknest, Alton. GU34 4PX
Ph./Fax +44 (0)1420 520505 | Fax +44 (0)1420 22753 | e-mail | Visit our website

Or maybe you'd like to try Microlighting, Hang Gliding or Paragliding

BOATING, CANALS & CRUISES
You might also like to check out the Sailing section on this page.
CANOEING
CAVING & POTHOLING

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CLIMBING & ORIENTEERING

Compass Companion - Emergency Action Cards
Unique series of laminated Accident procedure and Survival pocket laminated cards for those who like to explore the Outdoors.
Contact:
e-mail | Visit our website

Harold Edwards Mountaineering [Cumbria]
Qualified Mountain Guide based in the Lake District specialising in a personal service in Mountaineering activities in the UK, the Alps and further afield.
Contact: Harold Edwards
Ph. (0)17684 84465 | e-mail | Visit our website

Mountain Recreation [Cumbria]
Mountain Recreation offers walking, scrambling, climbing and mountain activites at any level, by warm and friendly, experienced and highly qualified members of the Assocation of Mountaineering Instructors at reasonable rates.
Contact: Mike Margeson, 8 Long Row, Marshside, Kirkby in Furness, Cumbria. LA17 7UP
Ph. (0)1229 889721 | e-mail

Rock and Ice [Derbyshire]
Individualised training for adventure. One-off courses for all.
Contact: Richard Hogan, Shirley, Ashbourne.
Ph. +44 (0)1335 360490 | Visit our website

Welsh International Climbing Centre [Wales]
The biggest and best indoor climbing centre in the world. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Bistro and Bar, Accommodation, Gym, Suana & Steam Room, Gear Shop, Childrens play areas.
Contact: Jamie Ellenor, Trelewis, Merthyr Tydfil. CF46 6RD
Ph. +44 (0)1443 710749 | Fax +44 (0)1443 710789 | e-mail | Visit our website

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COURSES

Wild Food School [Cornwall]
Ever tasted nettles, curried wild greens, or wondered if thistles were edible? Then WFS is the place to find out. Half and full-day starter courses through to advanced use of wild foods. Why not make your visit part of a longer stay and enjoy Cornwall's laid-back hospitality? Course dates on the webpages, and postal, distance-learning courses also available.
Contact: Marcus
Ph. +44 (0)1208 873788 |
e-mail | Visit our website

Cookery at the Grange [Somerset]
Residential cookery courses in a stunning rural setting, with an international reputation for professionalism in a warm relaxed atmosphere.
Contact: Jane or William Averill, The Grange, Whatley, Frome. BA11 3JU
Ph./Fax +44 (0)1373 836579 | e-mail

Pendrell Hall College [Staffs.]
Pendrell Hall College, a member of ARCA (Adult Residential Colleges Association) provides short courses in a wide range of subjects throughout the year - from jewellery design and silversmithing, to watercolour and china painting. Victorian country house in rural Staffordshire.
Contact: Ph. +44 (0)1902 434112 | e-mail | Visit our website

There might also be something for you in Activity Holidays.

CYCLING & CYCLE HIRE

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DANCING
For Morris Dancing contacts look on the main Arts & Crafts page.
EDUCATION & LEARNING

Cambridge Learning [Cambs.]
Parents, children and teachers come to our shop in Barton, Cambridge to try over 400 educational CD ROMs for free on our demonstration computers. We're open seven days a week, parking is free and so is our friendly advice. We ourselves try all the educational software and family games that we stock and we're happy to give advice on all our titles for all ages, from toddler to adult, including an excellent range of Special Needs software.
Contact: Ms Harriet Price, Burwash Manor Farm, New Road, Barton, Cambridge. CB3 7BH
Ph. +44 (0)1223 262777 | Fax +44 (0)1223 262101 | e-mail | Visit our website

FORMAL GARDENS
GARDEN CENTRES & NURSERIES
Please refer to the main Horticulture & Plants page.
HERITAGE ACTIVITIES
Please refer to
Museums and Heritage section below.
HORSE RIDING & EQUESTRIAN

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KITE MAKERS

EMKAY [Lincs.]
We supply kites, windsocks, garden windmills hand puppets & more. Kites that FLY and LAST are made from quality materials and are suitable for children and adults, beginner or experienced flyers. Free expert advice to anyone interested in general kite flying or sport kite flying. Catch the wind - it's free ! Visits to our showroom by appointment only.
Contact: Manfred Kluge, Sleaford, Lincs.
Ph. +44 (0)1529 415700 | Mob. 0845 130 1161 | e-mail | Visit our website

LAND YACHTING

Brean Land Yacht Club [Bristol]
Brean LYC is a friendly club enjoys nothing more then sailing a green, quiet and wind powdered craft on open beaches. All visitors are welcome.
Contact: Bill Barna, 40 Queensdale Crescent, Knowle Park, Bristol. BS4 2TW
Ph. +44 0117 971 3248 |
e-mail | Visit our website

Kent Landsailing Club [Kent]
Land yachting is a truly green sport, with no noise, pollution or site damage. Land yachts are very fast and totally exciting!
Contact: Jim Moran, c/o 76 Church Street, St. Peters, Broadstairs.
Ph. +44 (0)1843 868731 | Fax +44 (0)1843 600656 | e-mail | Visit our website

LOCAL GUIDES & TOURS

Cotswold Connections [Wilts]
We offer driver-guided customised day tours of the Cotswolds and other areas of the English countryside in an air-conditioned private car.
Contact: Peter Andrews, 3 Catherine Close, Shrivenham, Swindon. SN6 8ER
Ph. +44 (0)1793 782096 |
e-mail | Visit our website

Hadrian's Wall Heritage Tours [Northumberland]
Hadrian's Wall Heritage Tours. Archaeologist guide, epicure food, private accommodation in stone built house in small village, graded 4 diamonds.
Contact: Janet Elsworth, 8 St Aidan's Park, Fourstones, Hexham. NE47 5EB
Ph./Fax +44 (0)1434 674 073 | e-mail | Visit our website

Mountain Goat Tours [Cumbria]
Minicoach Touring Holidays and Breaks in the Lake District. Full and Half Day tours 'off the beaten track', luxury vehicle, large windows, full commentary from professionally trained and friendly driver/guides.
Contact: Stephen Broughton, Victoria St., Windermere, Cumbria. LA23 1AD
Ph. +44 (0)15394 45161 | Fax +44 (0)15394 45164 | e-mail | Visit our website

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MAPS & GUIDEBOOKS
MICROLIGHTING, HANG GLIDING & PARAGLIDING
MUSEUMS & HERITAGE
OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT & CLOTHING
SAILING
Also check out the Boating and Canal entries.

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SHOOTING

Clay Pigeon Shoot Ltd. [Essex]
Providing clay shooting facilities for all. Company days, Stag and Hen events, Birthday events, tuition for beginners and regular professional clay pigeon shoots.
Contact: Olly Searl
Ph. +44 (0)1277 365331 & (0)7768 742117 |
e-mail | Visit our website

South Worcester Shooting Ground [Worcs.]
South Worcester Shooting Ground is a friendly clay shoot run for those who enjoy their shooting. The ground is situated 35 miles south of Birmingham only 10 minutes from the junction of the M5 with the M50 motorways. We cater for complete beginners right up to International shots and many game shooters come to hone their skills on the 110' tower.
Contact: John Clements, Pigeon House Farm, Hanley Castle, Worcs. WR8 0BB
Ph./Fax +44 (0)1684 310605 | Mob. 07720 033415 | e-mail | Visit our website

Spennymoor & District Clay Pigeon Club [Co. Durham]
We are a happy band of shooters who meet every Wednesday evening (18.30-21.00) & Sun am (09.00-13.00). We offer Down the line, Skeet and sporting shooting to visitors and members with some of the lowest rates in the North.
Contact: David Wade, West House Farm, Spennymoor, Co. Durham
Ph. +44 (0)191 3772412 | e-mail | Visit our website

Yeaveley Estate Ltd. [Derbyshire]
Yeaveley Estate is a purpose built Corporate Entertainment Centre and Shooting School established over 40 years. High class, exclusive Corporate Entertainment set in a beautiful location is our speciality.
Contact: Yeaveley Estate Ltd., Contact Guy & Lesley Field Yeaveley Estate, Yeaveley, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. DE6 2DT
Ph. +44 (0)1335 330247 | Fax +44 (0)1335 330102 | e-mail | Visit our website

VILLAGE CRICKET

Ampney Crucis Cricket Club [Gloucestershire]
Friendly village cricket club who enjoy the social as well as the sport side of the game!
Contact: Jim Woodcock
Ph. +44 (0)1285 640871 |
e-mail | Visit our website

VISITOR ATTRACTIONS

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden [Norfolk]
This is a garden for all seasons. Highlights - the UK's finest naturalised collection of candelabra primulas, fabulous autumn colours, a private broad and great walks.
Contact: George Debbage, School Road, South Walsham, Norwich, Norfolk. NR13 6EA
Ph./Fax +44 (0)1603 270449 |
e-mail | Visit our website

Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park [Derbyshire]
Take a journey back through time in the footsteps of poets, royalty, outlaws, Romans and Celts. An amazing underworld of crystals, rock and water inside Derbyshire's most spectacular natural cavern, deep beneath the beautiful High Peak Hills of Buxton.
Contact: Alan Walker / Michael Clement, Green Lane, Buxton, Derbys. SK17 9DH
Ph. +44 (0)1298 26978 | Fax +44 (0)01298 73563 | e-mail | Visit our website

Raveningham Gardens [Norfolk]
A place away from the hurly burly of modern life with herbaceous borders, walled garden, Victorian conservatory, herb garden, contemporary sculptures, rose garden, and arboretum.
Contact: Janet Woodard, Raveningham, Norwich, Norfolk. NR14 6NS
Ph. +44 (0)1508 548222 | Fax +44 (0)1508 548958 | e-mail | Visit our website

WALKING HOLIDAYS & BREAKS
WALKING ORGANISATIONS

The Dales Way Association [W.Yorks.]
The Association seeks to support and, where possible, improve the Dales Way long distance trail which runs between Ilkley and Bowness on Windermere.
Contact: David Smith, 3 Moorfield Rd, Ilkley. LS29 8BL
Ph./Fax +44 (0)1943 601761 |
e-mail | Visit our website

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WORKING FARMS & VISITS

Ashdown Llama Farm [E. Sussex]
Learn about the past and present uses of llamas and alpacas; museum, farm trail, picnic area, gift and alpaca knitwear shop, and 80+ llamas and alpacas.
Contact: Linda Johnson, Wych Cross, Forest Row, East Sussex. RH18 5JN
Ph. +44 (0)1825 712040 | Fax +44 (0)1825 713698 |
e-mail | Visit our website

Norfolk Shire Horse Centre [Norfolk]
See heavy horse parades and farming demonstrations, enjoy small animal shows, including bunny hugging sessions, mares and foals and wagon rides. Huge collection of farming machinery.
Contact: David Bakewell, West Runton, Cromer, Norfolk. NR27 9QH
Ph. +44 (0)1263 837339 | Fax +44 (0)1263 837132 | e-mail | Visit our website

Oldown Country Park [Gloucestershire]
Just North of Bristol. Farm shop, PYO fruit & vegetables, licensed restaurant, gardens, woodland walks, picnic areas. Farmyard animals, adventure playground and childrens' attractions.
Contact: Robert Bernays, Oldown Country Park, Foxholes Lane, Tockington, South Gloucestershire. BS32 4PG
Ph. +44 (0)1454 413605 | Fax +44 (0)1454 413955 | e-mail | Visit our website

West Sussex Countryside Studies Trust - WSCST [W. Sussex]
Guided tours of Goodwood's 2,800 acre mixed arable, dairy, sheep and organic enterprise. Also house, forest and nature trail tours. Accommodation and catering available for residential visits to Goodwood and surrounding area.
Contact: Frances Stacey, Home Farm, Goodwood, Chichester, W.Sussex. PO18 0QF
Ph. +44 (0)1243 771615 | Fax +44 (0)1243 536699 | e-mail

The White Post Modern Farm Centre [Nottinghamshire]
Modern working farm (half indoors!). Meet over 3000 animals including chicks, piglets, cattle, deer, llamas, rabbits, owls, reptiles and lambs - all year round! Also afternoon tea gardens, gift shops and farm amusements.
Contact: Tim Clark, Farnsfield. G22 8HL
Ph. +44 (0)1623 882977 | Fax +44 (0)1623 883499 | e-mail | Visit our website

Also check out the Activity Holidays section at the top of this page.

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