Members & Non Members

We welcome Members & Non Members alike to Thimbleby. Although there are many benefits of becoming a member; such as discounts and your own clay card, it is not strictly necessary to be able to use our ground for practice during in any of our opening hours.


We welcome all to Thimbleby Shooting Ground, although we offer lessons to people of all abilities, we welcome anyone with their own license to come and shoot unaccompanied. (Non-License holders are also welcome but must be accompanied by a license holder.)

We operate a simple Promatic Claymate system which allows users to purchase clay credits from the clubhouse to simply pick and choose which stands and targets they wish to shoot until the credit is used up. The intelligent solo delay system even allows solo shooters to trap for themselves.

We offer a wide range of sporting targets including high driven, springing teal, crossing partridge, bolting rabbit as well as a compact range next to the clubhouse. We have a simple colour coding system on each of our stands allowing you to assess the difficulty of each stand without ‘wasting clays’; Colours from friendly GREEN, to RED, to the more challenging BLACK targets.

Prices (Non Members)

Price Per Clay – £0.26
Sportrap Layout (25 Clays) – £6.50
50 Bird Sporting – £13
100 Bird Sporting – £26
Team Flush per clay (min 100 clays) – £0.30 *pre booking is essential
Gun Hire – £15

We also sell Hull cartridges with prices starting at £6 (non members) / £4.70 (members), please ensure you have your license present if you wish to purchase cartridges.

Safety & Site Rules

(Applicable to all visitors, shooters & spectators alike).

Ear & Eye protection must be worn at all times when out on the ground.

Head protection, although not mandatory, is highly recommended.

Guns must be 12G or smaller.

Guns must be broken at all times- unless in shooting position or sleeved.

Semi Autos- must be flagged or sleeved when moving around the ground, only 2 cartridges to be loaded, no slings.

Spent cartridges must be put into bins provided.

Maximum Load 28g 6 shot (steel shot prohibited).

Alcohol is not permitted on site nor must it be consumed prior to shooting.

We recommend sensible clothing and closed footwear appropriate to an outdoor environment.

Do not touch traps.

Spectators may accompany shooters- shooters are responsible for their spectators safety.

All guests are required to follow safety instructions at all times, failure to do so may result in exclusion from the club and grounds.