Headed by seven-times FITASC Sporting World Champion John Bidwell, at High Lodge Shooting School you will be in very safe hands
High Lodge is headed by seven-times FITASC Sporting World Champion, European Champion and English Open Clay Pigeon Shooting Champion, John Bidwell. Here, you will be in very safe hands.
As High Lodge say, “High Lodge was first established over 25 years ago and has been voted a top UK facility by visiting shooters in a national poll. It is also classed as a Premier Plus ground by the CPSA, the official Clay Pigeon Shooting Association making it one of the top UK shooting venues”.
High Lodge was built on a greenfield site by seven-times World FITASC Champion John Bidwell. I have known Biddy for years; he is not only a fabulous shotgun marksman and teacher but a very hard worker and a great salesman. He always seems to be building or plugging something new. Consequently, High Lodge offers golf, fishing ponds, chalets and an ever-bigger clubhouse. It is situated halfway between Ipswich and Lowestoft, just off the A12 near Southwold.
Shooting facilities include four skeet ranges, down the line, compact sporting, FITASC and numerous woodland sporting stands a number offering sheltered shooting (with exceptional and deceptive targets). There are 60ft and 120ft towers. The ground also has a warm comfortable clubhouse with full catering facilities every day.
A team of professional instructors delivers John’s Move-Mount-Shoot technique to all comers. It is an instinctive maintained-lead system that does not involve deliberate measuring. A one-hour adult private lesson costs from £55 +VAT, and Juniors from £35 + VAT. The ground is open 6 days a week all year round Mon – Sat 10am till 5pm with some Sundays, mainly winter months (check with the ground before traveling). Practice clays are priced from 30p per clay, membership is available for £50 for a year (CPSA members, £40), which gives discounts off facilities at High Lodge.