Archery Holidays in France

I was just looking at archery clubs in and around the midlands when I came across Artemis.

My husband Frank & I lived near Belper, more than 11 years ago , until we came to live here in Brittany France. We now have a 3 bedroomed holiday cottage for 6 people next to our own home, but with the added bonus of being able to practice your archery skills in a private environment.

We have a field course in an adjacent woodland and targets in the large enclosed garden for the sole use of our guests.

Would you like to take a look at our site

Maybe your members would like to consider a holiday in Morbihan Brittany. We are only 2 or 4hrs from the French ferry ports.

Please email for further information.


Frank & Chris

3D Championships 2013

Mark Taylor

“THANK YOU Team ARTEMIS ARCHERS. A successful 3D Champs 2013 by all the feedback.

I would like to personally thank each and everyone of you for making it so. You are all stars and together I know we make a formidable team. Everyone worked hard, expressed their thoughts and listened to each other. Culminating in a course worthy of a champs confirmed by so many who know.

5 weeks of hard work later I am proud of you and “Artemis”. One memory I will hold dearly is taking the bow in front of our fellow archers with you all. Not so keen on Rhoddys and brambles! Like to forget them.

Hold your heads high guys and gals.”

I have now uploaded the photos Matt took around the course, they can be found under the Photo Galleries heading on the menu bar. Alternatively, just click here

Open Shoot – 28th October 2012

We would just like to say THANK YOU to all the archers for coming to our shoot today. We hope you had a good day, a little damp I know, never nice.

Glad to offer our shoot to the NFAS Members in return for all the great shoots we have enjoyed this year. You are such nice folks, see you soon.

The shoot report and full results are now available along with a few photographs from the day.

Mark Taylor


Wolverine Open Shoot – 2nd September 2012

Some Artemis members at the Wolverine presentation

Sunday saw eight members of Artemis attend Wolverine Archers’ open shoot. The weather started off a little bit damp but thankfully the trees provided sufficient cover to keep us mainly dry throughout the day.

The course was very enjoyable and some shots were more than a little bit challenging. At the end of the day when all the results were in, Artemis had a pretty good showing.

  • Kay-Leona Hodgkinson – 1st Ladies Longbow
  • Helen Surman – 2nd Ladies Compound Limited
  • Andy Betts – 3rd Gents AFB
  • Matt O’Flynn – 3rd Gents Barebow
  • Emma Whitty – 3rd Ladies Barebow
  • Jacob Whitty – 3rd U12 Barebow

Well done everyone!

3D National Championships 2012

Congratulations to all the members of Artemis who attended the 3D National Championships this year at Osmaston Park.

The weather conditions on Sunday made it a somewhat challenging day with most people finishing the day completely soaked to the skin. Thanks to Mark for transporting the gala tent that made the evenings somewhat drier and more sociable than would have been otherwise possible. Just need to get some smokeless fuel for the fire pit next time Smile

Congratulations to the following for their medal placements:

    • Paul Meeson 2nd Gents AFB
    • Kay-Leona Hodgkinson 2nd Ladies Longbow
    • Kate Meeson 2nd U16 Girls AFB
    • Jacob Whitty 2nd U12 Boys Barebow
    • Phillip Meeson 3rd U16 Boys HT

Final placings for the other Artemis members:

    • Helen Surman 4th Ladies Compound Limited
    • Scott Stanbury 5th Gents Freestyle
    • Mark Taylor 6th Gents Compund Limited
    • Paul Wooliscroft 7th Gents Compound Limited
    • Celeste Batten 8th Ladies Compound Unlimited
    • Matt O’Flynn 8th Gents Barebow
    • Emma Whitty 9th Ladies Barebow
    • Andy Betts 12th Gents AFB
    • John Bloomfield 14th Gents Compound Unlimited
    • Ann Williamson 17th Ladies Barebow
    • Evan Surman 34th Gents Barebow
    • Alan Errington 44th Gents Barebow
    • Ian whitty 46th Gents Barebow

Bring on the National Championships in September.

N.F.A.S. Open Shoot – 28th October 2012

Artemis Archers are pleased to announce we will be putting on our next open shoot on the 28th October 2012.

Bookings are being taken by Helen Surman or via the website.

Tel: 07710 158850 (6-9pm only please) or email:

This will be a full 36 Big Game Faces course with shoot through catering.

Start time will be 10:00am prompt.

Please car share where possible as parking spaces are limited. Also, be advised the lane has residents at the start and the track is potholed in places so if you could observe a max speed limit of 15mph please.

The wood is located in Belper at the very end of a long Wyver Lane, so please keep following the track to the end. The postcode is DE56 2UB, OS Grid SK3449,Longitude 1.491° Latitude 53.046°

Directions will be out once in Belper, head for the North Mill.