About Heathcliff Heroics...
Heathcliff Heroics is synonymous with the presentation and teaching of historic forms of archery within a safe and controlled, yet exciting, environment.
Our qualified instructors are able to educate the public on how our ancestors harnessed the power of the traditional, English Longbow, and how they experienced the sheer pleasure of "shooting in the bow".
From beginners to club archers, we have both the right instructors and the equipment to aid you in improving your technique. We specialise in those traditional, rather than modern forms, of archery, which have developed in recent years. We believe that the knowledge from the past is still relevant today.
Heathcliff Heroics' Have-a-Go archery sessions are tailored to the needs of the individual. This serves to enhance and promote the quality of the whole experience.
We have two, all-year-round schools, Hever Castle in Kent, and Bodiam Castle in East Sussex. Visitors are always welcome, whatever their level of ability. We also organise private and corporate groups to shoot with us, in order to give an archery experience second to none. For those companies or individuals who wish to engage our services, we can travel anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere. We have had the pleasure of instructing, not only the public, but also professional actors/extras. Should you require individual or group instruction, we can provide all the services that you may require.
Founder and Chairman
As an old Juddian, our founder is interested not only in the study of archery through the ages, but in the techniques required to achieve the highest standards in archery. He was fortunate enough to win the title of National Roving Marks Longbow Champion for several seasons. On top of that, he was for over a decade, lucky enough to live out his childhood dream of playing Robin Hood in the annual Robin Hood Festival held in Sherwood Forest. Amongst a large cast of dedicated storytellers, he helped to re-enact a wide range of popular Robin Hood stories. During this time, he developed his skills in sword and quaterstaff fighting, horseriding, storytelling, and marskmanship.
Hannah van Wyk
PA and Secretary to Heath Pye
Marketing and Soical Media
As a new member of the team, Hannah brings not only contagious enthusiasm to our special events, but also a wealth of skills from her theatrical background.
As the daughter of our founder, Robyn has grown up in and around the industry and so feels most at home. She is at present heading our marketing and web-design team.