Geographically we shoot at Spring Wood, Handley, but who wants to be called that? We have taken our name from the locals to the area who have for many years called the area 'Black Hills'.
You can easily see why this is, as the land is extremely undulating with natural trenches and bunkers sinking into the scrub-land while great black mounds punch their way upwards from the spaces between the trees.
Black Hills is a woodland airsofters dream. Acres of varied landscape, which lends itself to a wide variety of scenarios, yet not too vast that motorised transport is required to see the day through.
We shoot on alternate Saurdays starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm
Hire packages are available which include, rifle, magazine, BBs and eye protection
Tea and coffee is available free of charge throughout the day
The site minimum age limit is 14 years of age. Anyone under 16 must be acompanied by an adult.
Airsoft is a relatively new sport/hobby based around military combat simulation. Many people compare it to paintball, however airsoft is less painful, more realistic and with a greater arsenal of weaponry and scenarios.
Once you have played a few games of airsoft, you will realise it is more an obsession than a hobby/sport.
Airsoft is a combat based sport where teams work together to accomplish objectives and complete missions to beat the opposing team who have objectives of their own. There are many different type of missions, and more information about the games played will be given before the game starts.
There is a wide variety of airsoft weaponry available, but the most common is the AEG (automatic electric gun) which are battery powered guns that fire 6mm BBs. The weapons used are classed as RIFs (realistic imitation firearms) as they are so realistic, and come with their own laws and regulations.
To play airsoft games, you have to be a very sportsmanlike as the weapons don’t leave a mark when you hit someone. When a player is hit, they will raise their arm and call “Hit”, whilst silently moving away from the gaming area. Depending on the scenario played, the player may re-spawn and rejoin the game.
The rules section below goes into more details about what is allowed.
We at Black Hills Airsoft encourage new players to try airsoft, come down and give it a try, we are all a very friendly bunch and are all looking to have a great time. All you need to try it out is a good pair of boots (due to the terrain) and the hire package (detailed below) covers everything else you will need.
We hope to see you soon, and we’re sure you will enjoy the games so much, and become just as obsessed as we are.
A waiver must be signed by all players wishing to play at Black Hills Airsoft. Please download, print and sign the waiver which can be downloaded from here. Waivers will also be available from the site at all events.
To avoid injury, damage or un-sportsman like conduct, we would like you to take note of the following points.
All players should take care when navigating through the site. The site’s terrain is extremely varied and unforgiving in places. Be aware of your footing, and take extra care with hazards such as tree roots, low-hanging branches, nettles and brambles.
The specific game rules will be explained prior to the game starting.
Suitable footwear must be worn. Due to the terrain, we recommend a sturdy pair of combat boots (or similar) with ankle support and increased grip. Open-toed shoes will not be allowed on site.
Black Hills Airsoft has a duty of care to safeguard all children involved in airsoft from harm. All children have a right to protection, and the needs of disabled children who may be particularly vulnerable must be taken into account. Site staff will ensure the safety and protection of all children on the site.
A child is defined as any person under the age of 18 (Children act 1989).
Bullying and discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated on the site, whether it be physical or verbal. Anyone caught doing so will be removed from the site.
Players usually use dedicated clothing for airsoft so as not to damage any high value clothing or footwear. A good example of this would be combat clothing which can be purchased from an army surplus store as they are cheap to replace if damaged. Gloves are also advised as bare-skin injuries can occur. We take no responsibility for damage to personal clothing.
The designated safe-zone has some specific rules to keep it safe.
The first aid kit will be available in the safe zone, and there will be at least one competent first aider on-site. Note: First aiders cannot give out pain relief. In these situations, please seek medical advice.
Fire fighting equipment will be stored in the safe zone.This should only be used by the members of staff. Do not try to extinguish a fire yourself.
Anyone found tampering with this safety equipment will be removed from the site.
Black Hills Airsoft takes no responsibility for any loss, damage or injury. Players use this site at their own risk.
Failure to follow any rules listed above could put yourself and others at risk and will not be tolerated by the site staff. Failure to comply with these rules could lead to you being removed from the site and banned from any future games.
Other items will be available to buy from the site.
|BBs (1000 x 0.20g)||£3.50|
|Smoke Grendaes & Flash Bangs||£3.50|
|Food can be ordered on the morning of the shoot, and will be delivered by a local deli at lunch time.|
|Tea & Coffee||30p|
|Cans of Pop||50p|
We're located just off Handley Rd, at New Whittington, Chesterfield. The best way to get to us, if your using sat-nav is to use the post code (S43 2ES). You will then see the three driveways shown in the image, follow the middle one until you reach some gates - you are now at the site.
Coming from Chesterfield: Head towards Whittington Moor. At Whittington Moor roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Station Road (towards Old Whittington). Continue on for 2 miles through New Whittington, onto Handley Road. The site is at the top of Handley Road on your left just before it merges with Long Lane.