Stag Do Unique Activity - Black Powder & Cannons - Hard Days Knight | HDK

Traditional Shooting in Derbyshire, Peak District

2 hours to half day
Minimum participants
Maximum participants
Discounts available
On bookings of 10+ people
At a glance

Coffee/tea on arrival
Hire of safety equipment inc. ear protection and shooting glasses
Full tuition from your own personal Instructor/s
Hire of shotguns
All clays and cartridges
Can be run and scored as a competition between your group

Guns & Ammo Provided
Upgrades Available
Good Pub Close By
Ideal for Stags
More Activities On Site
Additional Activities Available On Site
Shotguns Provided
Cartridges Provided
Spectators Allowed
Earplugs Provided
Safety Glasses Provided
Accommodation On-Site Available
Free Car Park
Food Available
Hot/Cold Drinks Available
£78 per person
Traditional country sports in Derbyshire.

For those wanting to get back to basics, we now offer black powder clay shooting. Before the invention of smokeless cartridges, black powder was used to fire the shotguns – don’t worry, the tweed jackets and deerstalker hats aren’t essential. This is a totally unique stag do activity.

This great Derbyshire outdoor activity enables everyone to learn how to muzzle load and fire the traditional black powder shotguns. We head onto the beautiful estate grounds to smash some clays the traditional way, while filling the air with clouds of gun smoke (makes great photo opportunities.)

All participants get 20 shots each, that’s 15 breech (cartridge) load followed by 5 traditional muzzle load over 4 different shooting stands.

And for groups that REALLY like things to go with a bang you can upgrade to also shooting a real live 1/6th scale cannon from the HMS Victory. Each team has 2/3 shots with the cannon using grapeshot .577 musket balls (about a dozen per charge) to see who can get nearest to the French Flagship.

It’s certainly a unique stag do activity.

BOOOOM. Clay pigeon shooting doesn’t get any better than this.

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Massive thanks to Greg and HDK for organising a great stag weekend. Greg was easy to deal with, understood our needs and made everything seamless from the accommodation to the activities and pub crawl. Highly recommended!

April 2022

Worried about organising a stag do for 28 people? Well don't be, just contact Greg he'll do it for you. Numerous activities available, transport and accommodation all sorted and all great quality. Helped to give my son a fantastic stag party and memorable weekend

April 2022

My immense thanks to Greg and Hard Days Knight for organising me a fantastic stag do 25-27 March 2022. Unlike some of the national stag do agencies, HDK offer a personal service and really know the detail of all of the activities they offer and on the accomodation options. Greg was an absolute pleasure to deal with, nothing was too much and no question too silly. I really felt assured that I was in great hands with someone who put my mind at rest that they knew what they were doing, and the proof really was in the pudding, as all 15 of my group had a fantastic time.

March 2022