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The Bowman - A family friendly woodland archery experience with Green Man Survival

  • Location Newby Bridge
  • Price from £45.00


Join Green Man Survival in our private woodland on the shores of Windermere to discover the ancient art of archery. We will learn a little about the history of this primitive skill and have the chance to experience how tricky it must have been for our ancestors to survive and thrive with only a few sticks to get their meal. 

Humans have been chucking arrows for nearly 70 000 years, it’s basically in our DNA! Over the course of your experience we will really get to grips with this ancient art and its importance in our history of survival.

We will start on our custom built archery range where with a little practice you will be hitting the target and really honing your aim and form. 

Archery can be tiring both physically and mentally so a quick stop at our wilderness camp for a brew and a biccie is a must. And as always, the campfire will be roaring away and ready for a toasted marshmallow or three. 

With a bit more practice on the range and learning about judging distance and shooting over rough ground it’s time to head out on the hunt. Don't worry, these animals are only paper and if you would prefer we can swap them for standard archery targets. 

The “Primitive Pathway'' is a woodland walk with a difference as we have numerous targets hidden away all over the place! Some are close, some are far and you may well be surprised who you meet on the trail.

As we return we have one last challenge for you and if necessary this may well be the decider on who is the new Robin Hood of the Lakes! 


All our experiences are offered on a private booking basis for you and your group, and you have complete flexibility to choose your own date for your experience. The minimum requirement is two adult tickets when booking this private activity.

Please see the single day kit list for necessary equipment.

For any enquiries, get in touch with Green Man Survival on 07946 841 772 or email

Duration: Half day (Morning 09:00 - approx 12:00, or Afternoon 14:00 - approx 17:00)
Challenge Level: 1/5
Maximum No: 8 people
Suggested Min Age: 6 yrs

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    What's included

  • Equipment

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing
  • Waterproofs
  • Food
  • Drink


Custom Policy

All bookings made are non-refundable. If you have to cancel your booking, you will forfeit your payment made to Green Man Survival. A booking may be rearranged at the discretion of Green Man Survival – contact us in writing to discuss this. No refunds are given if the client does not show up on the day for any reason. In the event that Green Man Survival are forced to cancel your booking due to circumstances beyond our control, we will contact you to rearrange your booking, or issue a full refund of your monies paid to Green Man Survival.

There will be no further compensation offered. Green Man Survival cannot be held liable for any additional costs incurred as a result of cancellation and as such it is highly recommended that you take out suitable insurance to cover cancellation, any personal accident and liability or loss/damage to personal belongings.


Newby Bridge


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