Airsoft Sites: Cornwall
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- Last updated: 19/11/2018
In my old job, working in the outdoor performance sector of the clothing and gear industry, I often found myself down in Cornwall, and I have to say that it was always a pleasure to visit, although the road access still remains ‘interesting’ at times, I love heading down to those famous coves and beaches, especially ‘off season’ when the weather can be wild and wooly, to say the least!
In terms of airsoft, Cornwall is actually quite well covered, with games on offer at numerous smaller sites throughout the county. ‘Smaller, of course, doesn’t mean any less interesting, and the real community spirit engendered by airsoft is often very strong amongst a close-knit group of players, leading to some absolutely excellent gameplay, should you visit.
All too often, the smaller sites are overlooked, with players wanting to head to the MOD sites or ‘big games’ with hundreds of players taking place, but in real terms, it’s the smaller sites that are the lifeblood of airsoft, bringing new players into the game and encouraging them to get involved. Even with more experienced players having access to a ‘local’ site, where they can play on a regular basis, gives them chance to hone their skills and ‘dial in’ their RIFs and kit.
I have to say that I actually love a small site and the feeling of inclusion they usually engender, and the next time I do visit Cornwall, I believe that I’ll be packing my trusty AEG and trying out some of the sites detailed below! (Please note that all Site Limits for power are MAXIMUMS, measured using an industry standard .20g BB)
Luxulyan, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 5FA
T: 07590 030 887
Thunder Park is situated next to the village of Luxulyan near Bodmin in Cornwall. The site is easy to find and there is plenty of parking next to the amenities and Safe Zone. The play area is made up of various types of terrain, open areas, wooded areas and has many structures and vehicles used in game scenarios. At Thunder Park, the team cater for all, from experienced players to the first time, nervous Airsoft novice. Thunder Park is just the place to hide and skirmish against friends or co-workers in the great outdoors and they host Airsoft events for adults and children over 12-years of age. Whatever the occasion, Stag/Hen parties, Birthday or Corporate Team building days, Thunder Park have everything you need to make your day go with a bang. The site is situated near Bodmin in Cornwall and covers a large area of woodland with fields and a stream running through it. All Airsoft games are fully marshalled and the site boasts bunkers, a sniper tower, bridges and abandoned cars from which a wide variety of games are played.
Gun Hire is available for new players, and there are full amenities, including hot drinks and & food available on site. The site is fully insured, and all games start with full instructions and a safety briefing. Thunder Park are also UKARA affiliated.
Full auto: 350fps
DMR (locked to semi): 450fps
Sniper: 500fps max (Snipers subject to 20m minimum engagement distance)
Probus, Truro TR2 4AW
T: 07731 531 113
Cornwall’s Elite Airsoft pride themselves on giving the players the best day out possible. If you are a seasoned skirmisher, just starting in airsoft or looking for a Stag/Hen or birthday with a difference, then they’re seriously worth a look.
CEA offer an experience you will never forget, a fun filled day of trekking across acres of lush country side and woodland areas. You can meet their friendly regulars, play as part of a team or as a sneaky sniper; either way, they’ll get your adrenaline flowing, offering multiple scenarios built to offer the maximum fun for seasoned skirmishers and new airsofters alike.
With over 60-acres to play in, no game is the same; from pine forest to marshland, rivers, ponds, open fields and dense undergrowth. Play under the massive arches of the viaduct or get up close and personal in the CQB village. Whatever your playing style, Tresillian provides a beautiful backdrop for battle! Their night games usually consist of team task-based objectives. The more tasks completed and with most items collected, the more points gained; with thousands of points up for grabs, it can go either way at any point. Using your wits and skills in the dark, dodging torchlight, lasers and tracer rounds, you can use your senses and the dark to your advantage!
AEG / support weapon: 350fps
Bolt action: 500fps
All the sites listed offer a great airsoft experience, and if you’re a new player, or someone that fancies having a go at airsoft, then they all provide hire packages that include an eye protection, an AEG with magazines and BBs. Some will provide protective clothing along with hot drinks and lunch too but check their websites for details of what is included, along with game day costs. All the sites also have busy, regularly updated Facebook and other social media pages, which include photo galleries of both the site and past games, so these are well worth a look. If there are new sites that I’ve missed, then please do feel free to contact me and I’ll endeavour to add you in a site update at a later date!