Droitwich Archers at Arley Clout Shoot

A large group of Droitwich archers attended the Areley Clout shoot in early March. For those of us more used to shooting at circular targets this is a very different form of archery. Archers shoot arrows at a flag from a relatively long distance and score points depending upon how close to the flag each arrow lands. Scoring zones are measured from the flag post. The person with most points at the end of the round is declared the winner. It is a form of the sport most often practiced by Longbow archers. Note the angle of the arrows in the picture with the St Georges Cross flag. Thank you to Mark Pattison for the photographs.