Our philosophy is to ensure all our members and guests alike go away with a sense of achievement by learning something new, gaining a competitive edge and having a good time. Our job is ultimately to make sure you do this in a safe environment. Our team are all hand picked for their unique qualities and personalities, and as a team we work together to make Coniston Shooting Ground the best in the North.

Peter Manley The Boss

Peter joined the ground in 2003, with his life long appreciation of both game and clay shooting he brought with him a wealth of business experience. During his time in charge we have seen the change from the old club house to our new impressive log cabin with gun room, café and shop. We continue to manage our stand numbers with plans for 2019 to further improve all our traps.

Annette Gath & Helen Witt  Customer Liaison

The team can usually be found in the office organising lessons and answering the phone. Always cheerful, they help keep us all sane.

Nigel Wild  CPSA Level 2 Coach (Sporting)  

Nigel, is our in house shooting instructor over the years his lessons have helped many struggling game and clay shooters to improve their skills. As a seasoned instructor and loader on all types of game shoots he is available for lessons Tuesday to Saturday.

Carl Lord Building & Grounds Coordinator

Carl has been instrumental in updating many of the electronic systems that keep everything running smoothly. Working with his team he continues to improve the ground for the benefit of our customers.

Kevin North Ground Support & Maintenance

Kevin joined the team and his input has been instrumental in maintaining and improving the targets and the ground layout.


We are very lucky here to have a group of highly qualified shooting instructors that are available Tuesday to Friday 9.30am to 3pm,  Saturday and Sunday 10am and 12pm. If you would like to book a lesson please give us a call.