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Blackdown Hunting and Game

Blackdown Hunting and Game based in Dunkeswell Devon. It is a sporting and firearms development resource and a retail outlet. They endeavor to provide a wide range of facilities for the shooting enthusiast. Not only do they have  an in house repair, research and gunsmithing service but also retail sales. Being clay shooters, rifle shooters, air rifle stalkers, boar hunters, black powder pistol and rifle shooters and hand loaders. They have a wide range of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm that they will be more than pleased to share sound knowledge and advise with you on your sport, whether you have experience or are a complete novice.

They also have a mobile simulated flush unit which they can bring over to you or a venue of your choice to have a preseason practice with a qualified  instructor or just for fun between a few friends. Some people like to set up teams for a two man flush and have a simple competition.

Please visit their sight on:- http://www.blackdownhunting.co.uk

Green Jacket Antiques

I have known Andy Webberly the owner of Green Jacket Antiques for over 20 years as a friend, shooter, and specialist in antique and obsolete caliber firearms. Andy loads ammunition for obsolete caliberís and shoots .577 Muzzle Loaders, Sniders and Martini and many other classic firearms. Andy also has a wide knowledge and specialises  in the history of the battle of Rorkeís Drift 22nd 23rd January 1879. He also has taken trips to Africa to see the original site. If you are interested in any firearms in this period I would suggest a look ay Andyís site.  

Please visit his site :- http://www.greenjacketantiques.co.uk                                                                                                                                       Tel:- 01935 478368

Guns and Powder

This site is being built really for the Black Powder enthusiast. It is intended to look at some of the less well known parts of the history and development of the muzzle loading firearms. It is also going to have a very progressive development. It is not intended to be definitive, as I do not believe that as with any subject learning is never complete as we are discovering things all the time.

Please visit this site on :- http://www.gunsandpowder.co.uk

Forge of Avalon

If you have any interest in swords from the historical perspective or their manufacture. I can really recommend Richard Hoecker of the Forge of Avalon. I first met Richard in 2009 at his open evening when he and his partner Kate started the business in Glastonbury. He is a true craftsman, one of a dying breed. Richard is a swordsmith who makes blades and knives to a standard that are museum quality. It truly is the skill of working with fire and steel. Seeing him make a Damascus steel blade is quite incredible. If you fancy a try on one of his courses, I would really recommend the experience. Alternatively If you want that special surprise present for your partner, why not give them a gift token for a course. They are available from Richard or Kate who will be pleased to assist you.

Please visit his site on :- http://www.forgeofavalon.com                                                                                                 Tel:- 01458 831709

Redlake B and B Plus Caravans and Camping

 Try Fly Fishing for Trout   (Now Open All Year Road  

This is a very pleasant place to stay, just opposite where I live. The new owners are Barry and Mandy have worked very hard over the past year to provide a welcoming and restful stay for visitors. Whether you are taking advantage of their Bed and Breakfast or bring you own caravan, power hook-up is also available. If you are a camper, just book up a pitch for your tent.

This site is also of historic interest as it has the source of the Bradley Spring which dates back to Roman Times. The special quality of this water feeds the trout lake that produces such excellent quality fish.

Give them a call to book Bed and Breakfast or book a pitch to stay for a day or a week or a ticket to fish. This small intimate site is very relaxing and really allows you to get rid of all the stress of the daily routine.

 Please visit their web site http://www.redlakefar@btinternet.com

For more details please call Barry or Mandy Tel: 01458 270086

The French Connection

If you would like a break in France a friend of mine may be able to assist you. The property is a secluded farmhouse in the French Pyrenees available for private rentals or B&B out of season. It is in an idilic location surrounded by nature but only 15 minutes from Ceret and 30 minutes from the Spanish border. Owned by a keen hunter with secure storage and guided fishing tours available.

For more details please go and have a look on line:- http://masnialgue.promotemyplace.com