Bow Making Courses

Learn directly from experienced longbow makers who share their passion

Please note we are now offering bow making courses at limited specific time slots in the year to give you the chance to train under our most experienced bowyers. Please keep checking the site of special dates or join our mailing list to be notified (link at the bottom of the page)

Introduction to Longbow Making

Have you ever wanted to have a bow that you can really have true ownership over?

Now Strike Archery now offers a 1 day introduction to bow making. Join us under full tuition as you craft your new longbow out of ash where you learn to shape the bow, and tiller to “full compass”. Ideal for a beginner or someone who wants to continue practicing their skill!

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

Intro to Bow Making

Create the perfect ash bow for you with our 1 day Bow Making Workshops.



Bow Making Workshop

Create the perfect laminate bow for you with our 2 day Bow Making Workshop.



Laminate Longbow Making

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

A fantastic must do experience making a long bow and it’s arrows then a masterclass learning to use the bow you’ve made. Lots of other experiences available with this fantastic company. Learnt so much it’s been simply fantastic will definitely be getting involved in the other experiences they offer


I had an amazing week with Adam and Now Strike Archery. I’d wanted a longbow for sometime and decided to take the plunge and make one myself under expert tuition. I spent two days making my laminate longbow, another day making arrows and finally a morning learning to shoot in a masterclass. The ‘journeyman’ package was excellent value for money, especially given the price of buying a longbow alone.

I now have a bespoke bow I a really proud of, fantastic memories, the skills to go on and make more arrows and a sense of achievement.

I started with a very low skill set – if I can do it anyone can!



Now Strike Archery Ltd

Office address: The Essex Barn at Rook Hall Farm Chigborough Road Heybridge Essex CM9 4RB

Please check the location of your experience on your confirmation email as we work from different venues

Company number 09222668