Helpful information for Detectorcon 2021...

Here you will find some useful logistical and background information for the Detectorcon 2021 rally, including dates, location, nearest train stations, airports, taxis and hospitals.

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Dates...

  • The rally will run from Friday 23rd July until Sunday 25th July.
  • Check-in will be available from 2 pm on Friday.
  • Detecting available on Friday afternoon, and all day Saturday and Sunday.
  • A dig briefing will be given at 9.15 am each morning.
  • Digging starts at 9.30 am and keeps going until sunset.
  • Full weekend tickets include camping from Friday-Monday.
  • All attendees must have left the campsite by 11 am on Monday 26th July.
  • Day tickets for Saturday and Sunday are also available.
 

Location...

  • The rally will be located near to the town of Bellingham, in Northumberland.
  • Specific location details will be provided to ticket-holders 1 week before the event.
  • The rally land is located less than 9 miles from Hadrian's wall.
  • At least 4 hoards (Bronze age and Roman) have been found within less than 1 mile of the rally land.
  • A bit of background about Bellingham can be found here.
  • The local history and archaeology of Bellingham is nicely summarised on keys to the past.
 

Driving distances...

 
  • Edinburgh to the dig site = 80 miles = 1h50
  • Glasgow to the dig site = 125 miles = 2h30
  • London to the dig site = 314 miles = 5h45
  • Birmingham to the dig site = 235 miles = 4h10
  • Leeds to the dig site = 129 miles = 2h30
  • Manchester to the dig site = 160 miles = 3h05
  • Bristol to the dig site = 316 miles = 5h40

Nearest Train stations

Hexham is the closest major train station to the dig site.
  • Hexham station to rally = 17 miles = 30 mins
  • Haydon Bridge station to rally = 17 miles = 30 mins
  • Newcastle station to rally = 34 miles = 50 mins
  • Corbridge station to rally = 20 miles = 34 mins
  • Carlisle station to rally = 45 miles = 1h10
See www.thetrainline.com for train information.
 

Nearest Airports...

 
  • Newcastle Airport to the dig site = 30 miles = 50 mins
  • Teesside International Airport = 70 miles = 1h35
  • Edinburgh Airport to the dig site = 90 miles = 2 hours

Local Taxi Services...

For local taxi services, click here!
 

Nearest Hospitals

Northumberland Medical Services will be on site to provide first-aid support 24 hours/day.
Phone 999 in an emergency!
  • Royal Victoria Infirmary (A&E), Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4LP
    = 36 miles = 55 mins
  • Hexham General Hospital (Urgent treatment center, but no A&E), Corbridge Rd, Hexham NE46 1QJ
    = 18 miles = 34 mins
 

Rally Facilities

 
  • Flushable toilets with sinks
  • Water tanks for washing (not drinking water)
  • Bottled drinking water at catering stands and bar
  • Marquee
  • Retail stalls
  • Catering stands (including vegetarian options)
  • Full licenced bar (including gluten free options)
  • 24 hour first-aiders (Northumberland Medical Services)
  • Campsite (including tents, caravans and campervans)
  • Marshals
  • FLO - for find recording

Dogs

  • No dogs allowed, sorry.
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