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Where are we?

Coming from the east.

We are approximately 2 miles west of Arundel just off the A27 in West Sussex.When coming from the east (Arundel) along the A27,leave the A27 by turning left in to Binstead Lane

(signposted Binstead).About 800yds on the right is a bridelpath. You have arrived.

Coming from the west.

If coming from the west (Chichester), turn right on to the B2132.You are now in Yapton Lane.

Take the first left (approx 500yds) off Yapton Lane .Follow the road and at the “T”junction turn left.

You are now in Binstead Lane.About 200yds on the left is a bridelpath.You have arrived.


All new members now have to attend a

beginners course.

Website last updated:


As of 30/04/2024Ratpack

will no longer except cheques

due to bank branch closure

All courses closed all day 13th & 14th April.

Work parties assemble 09.30am both days.

Ratpack was formed on 30th November 1998 by a group of archers

 who wished to spend more time shooting than they did with bureaucracy,

 affiliated to the NFAS who are our governing body and insurers.

We have about 30 acres of undulating woodland which is at Binstead near Arundel in West Sussex.

What is field archery?

Field archery was developed in the USA so that bowhunters could practise simulated hunting

in the closed season.

Hunting with a bow is illegal in the UK. 

We shoot at pictures of animals,3Ds,2Ds or homemade targets.

Field archery is a bit like walking around a golf course in the woods.

You go out on the course to the first target. The target has a number of pegs.

Shoot from the first peg, if you miss the target you would move to the next peg and shoot again.

When finished move to the next target.

All targets are unmarked distances, so each shot is different.

Club meetings are Saturdays and Sundays.

But the course is open 24/7, 365 days a year with the exception of a few closure days

(see the diary page).

We accept any style of bow but not broadhead arrows or blunts.

Any broken carbon arrows must be taken home.

Joining the club, the basics.

If you do not belong to NFAS,your first step is to apply for NFAS membership.
Upon receipt of your NFAS you would apply for a beginners course. When you have completed the beginners course you can apply for your Ratpack membership.

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