About Us

Find out more about Southdown!

Southdown Gun Club was founded in 1984 and is set in the heart of beautiful Southdown National Park. We have some of the best sporting shooting facilities in the UK, we are a CPSA Premier Ground and have several qualified shooting instructors, including the award winning head coach Simon Arbuckle. There is also an on-site gun shop for all of your shooting needs,

Having grown over the past 36 years, Southdown is now an award-winning shooting school with the accolade of being the Nations Favourite Shooting Ground, six years in a row. We are passionate about shooting and want the sport to be inclusive, so being a part of the local community is important to us.

We offer practice every week and some Sunday’s when we are not running a competition. There is something for everyone, with several ranges including more than 20 stands of Sporting, 50/100 Bird FITASC, 25 Bird Compak/Sportrap, Skeet, DTL and a high bird driven 5 man flush. For beginners, there are have-a-go stands to start on, before progressing to the shooting school which is designed to take you through everything from gun safety, gun fit, before hitting your first clays.

Come and try a have-a-go session, or why not bring your friends for a day out with a clay pigeon experience, archery, axe throwing, and more.

At Southdown we are pleased to host a large number of special events, including corporate entertainment days, charity events, and staff days. The Gun club cafe offers a range of hot and cold food , breakfast, and lunchtime menu.  Something for the bigger appetite or just a cuppa with cake. We can accommodate most things subject to availability.

Why not visit Southdown to see what we have to offer – we are four miles north of Worthing, open Friday-Sunday (and Thursday evenings in Summer).