Longbow making - two days



Now Strike Archery is proud to offer this exciting course where, over two days and under full tuition, you craft your own English longbow.

Starting out with a blank tri-laminate stave you learn to shape the bow using traditional hand tools before tillering to learn what to look for in the bend as you work it to “full compass”.

You then go on to shape and fit the horn nocks before adding an arrow pass and making your own string.

Our experienced bowyers guide you at every step and can cater for all abilities.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

The cost includes all tools and materials.


Adam Jenkins at Now Strike Archery Ltd


Essex Barn at Rook Hall Farm
Chigborough Road

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


2 days (9:30am to 4:30pm)

Silver Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.


In-person course
Dave Cassell - - #12510

Brilliant couple of days! Tuition and guidance was spot on - always there when I needed it but let me get on by myself so that I now have great satisfaction that I have created this beautiful longbow with my own hands. I went and practised with it yesterday for the first time and am delighted with the way it performs. Will definitely be back to do more with these guys.

In-person course
Joss Goodhew - - #1906

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In-person course
John - - #1262

Tom and James were brilliant instructors, they've taught me a lot, I'll never see a bow in the same light again. The time flew by, I started with a laminated stave and two days later I'm loosing with a bow I've made. I'll be spreading your name far and wide lads, still can't stop grinning.

In-person course
Ethan - - #1261

Absolutely amazing weekend! Started with a chunk of wood and ended up shooting my own hand made long bow. Tom and James are fantastic tutors, patient and explained everything in such a way I knew exactly what I was doing. They have a huge amount of knowledge and I learnt so much more than just how to make a bow! I am already planning on returning to do one of the arrow making courses... I would recommend this course to anyone and go again given half the chance.. A custom made long bow can easily set you back over £300 and here you get to make your own custom bow and have dinner thrown in as a bonus!
I would give them 10 stars if I could, great job Guys.. Thank you!

In-person course
Nicolas - - #1038

Fantastic weekend, started with just a glued stave and by Sunday lunch I had longbow tillered, strung and shooting, Tom is a great instructor he explains nice and clearly what you need to do and helps you out if you look like you're about to do something you shouldn't then puts you back on track, the two days flew by but was one of the best weekend projects I've done, I'll be saving up to do it again sometime.

In-person course
keith - - #1021

what a great two days, its hard work in a way, but once you have the bow in your hand and you are shooting it everything goes by the wayside, and if you have any problems they help you in a way that you feel that you have not done anything wrong, also you seem to learn a bit of history about archery would I do it again YES

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