Eskdalemuir - Scotland

THE RANGE

Next Event: 

TBD

GPS:

55.336939, -3.220071

Adress:

Eskdalemuir / Langholm / Dumfriesshire / DG130QP

https://www.gardnersguns.co.uk/ranges

Distances:

100 to 3200 meters.

Firing options: 100 yds to 2 miles

Several‘gongs’ at +/-950m & 1.600m & 2.000m (1.80 m circle)

  • Large steel plates at 2.3390m & 2.650m
  • Around 10-15 steel plates at several ranges
  • Splashes: hard to see
  • Silencers / moderators preferred, not mandatory (silencers rent €40 p.d.)
  • Not possible to walk downrange (only at the beginning of the day)
FFP overview:
  • 6 benches available
  • Possible to fire prone/on the ground (weather permitting)
  • Coffee / tea available on range
  • Toilet / bathroom
  • Accessible by normal car
  • 30 mins drive  
  • No telephone reception
EXLRS RANGE SAFETY RULES
  • 1st rule fo Fireams (treat every firearm as if it is loaded)
  • no muzzling / sweeping (point firearm, up of down)
  • If rifle is not used: bolt open, pointing in safe direction preferably with safety flag
  • Magazine out / not placed
The firearm bolt is only closed: when it is in use, or when it is transported in a weapon case. Before packing up: rifle is to be checked by range master.
 
DO’s AND DONTs
Do
  • Eat breakfast and prepare/bring lunch
  • Bring ammunition & gear for 1 day
  • Daily water (1-3 liters) / sunscreen / sunglasses / hat-hoody / rain coat
  • Behave as a guest
  • Help out your buddies with their gear
  • Have a flexible mindset (rain-> you might have to relocate your stuff)
Don’t
  • Be late
  • Drink alcohol on the range
 
Surrounding

Eskdalemuir 2 Mile Range is set in the stunning scenery of the Scottish borders, in one of natures most perfectly formed rifle ranges, a long V shaped valley with several intersecting smaller valleys which can create some very interesting wind patterns between the firing point and the ultimate 2 mile target! There are 6 fully covered benches inside and space for up to 15 outside on hard standing, weather permitting. The facilities include free parking, and kitchen with free refreshments.

The range is available for bookings 7 days a week and is the only facility of its type in the UK that is non-military. This makes it an ideal venue for outside club bookings, corporate and professional training or manufacturer product development.

The county of Cumbria consists of six districts (AllerdaleBarrow-in-FurnessCarlisleCopelandEden, and South Lakeland) and in 2008 had a population of just under 500,000 people. Cumbria is one of the most sparsely populated counties in the United Kingdom, with 73.4 people per km2 (190/sq mi).

Cumbria is the third largest county in England by area, and is bounded to the north by the Scottish council areas of Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders, to the west by the Irish Sea, to the south by Lancashire, to the southeast by North Yorkshire, and to the east by County Durham and Northumberland.

Cumbria is predominantly rural and contains the Lake District National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site considered one of England’s finest areas of natural beauty, serving as inspiration for artists, writers, and musicians. A large area of the southeast of the county is within the Yorkshire Dales National Park while the east of the county fringes the North Pennines AONB. Much of Cumbria is mountainous, and it contains every peak in England over 3,000 feet (910 m) above sea level, with Scafell Pike at 3,209 feet (978 m) being the highest point of England. An upland, coastal, and rural area, Cumbria’s history is characterised by invasions, migration, and settlement, as well as battles and skirmishes between the English and the Scots. Notable historic sites in Cumbria include Carlisle CastleFurness AbbeyHardknott Roman FortBrough Castle and Hadrian’s Wall (also a World Heritage Site).

 

Hotels
The Eskdale Farmhouse

The Eskdale Farmhouse is the best place to be for groups. Located on the range, you can shoot, eat, sleep, shoot….. luxury premises provides great stayover.

The Eskdale Hotel

The Eskdale Hotel with his excellent manager „John provides the best service you can have. The hotel also acts as the local pub of the village of Langholm, so a pint in the evening will taste great!

Adress: https://www.eskdalehotel.co.uk/

Food on the range

The range is out in the green so there is as good as no possibilty to buy some food for the short lunch breaks. But there is a nice supermarket in Langholm 5 min. by foot from the Eskdale Hotel.

Co-op Food Superstore

AddressGlenesk Rd, Langholm DG13 0ES, United Kingdom

 

Nice to see:
Scottish distillery:

Annandale Distillery

https://annandaledistillery.com/

AddressAnnan DG12 5LL, United Kingdom

Phone+44 1461 207817

Founded1830

„This is a challenging range with lots of wind from different directions. Marc and his team are excellent hosts“

Normal event process (times can change)
1st day travel day
  •  Meet and greet at the Hotel
  • Briefing
2nd day shooting day one 
  • Breakfast 07.45-08.50 (please have all your gear ready to move)
  • Please state daily if you will join the evening dinner in the Eskdale hotel in Langholm
  • Before moving to shooting range DG130QJ ESKDALE
  • Build up targets 09.15-09.45
  • First shot at 10.00
  • Morning program: shooting distances 100/300/600/900/1250/1350/1600 meters
  • Bring your own Lunch!! 12.00-12.30
  • shooting distances 950/1250/1350/1600/1850/3200 meters.
  • Last shot around 17.00
  • Evaluation and leisure time
  • Diner in the Eskdale hotel in Langholm at 19.00
  • Evening at the bar
3rd day shooting day two
  • Breakfast 07.45-08.50 (please have all your gear ready to move)

  • Please state daily if you will join the evening dinner in the Eskdale hotel in Langholm

  • Before moving to shooting range DG130QJ ESKDALE

  • Spray up targets 09.15-09.45

  • First shot at 10.00 

  • Morning program: shooting distances 100/300/600/900/1250/1350/1600 meters.

  • Bring your own Lunch!! 12.00-12.30

  • shooting distances 950/1250/1350/1600/1850/3200 meters.

  • Last shot around 17.00

  • POSSIBLE SIDE-EVENT CLAYSHOOTING

  • Diner at the Eskdale hotel in Langholm 19.00

  • Evening at the bar 300RUM-RUM drinking.

     

4th day shooting day three
  • Breakfast 07.45-08.50 (please have all your gear ready to move)
  • Please state daily if you will join the evening dinner in the Eskdale hotel in Langholm
  • Before moving to shooting range DG130QJ ESKDALE
  • Spray up targets 09.15-09.45
  • First shot at 10.00
  • Morning program: shooting distances 100/300/600/900/1250/1350/1600 meters.
  • Bring your own Lunch!! 12.00-12.30
  • shooting distances 950/1250/1350/1600/1850/3200 meters.
  • Last shot around 17.00
  • POSSIBLE SIDE-EVENT (BBQ/ROAST OF MEAT @ the range)
  • Optional Diner at the Eskdale hotel in Langholm 20.00
  • Evening at the bar
  • Evaluation Squad 1
5th day travel day
  • breakfast
  • check out
  • departure

 

Looking forward to see you there.