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Name of Range: Ponteland
Location: Ponteland, near Newcastle upon Tyne.
Type: Military (TA).
Number of Targets: For civilian clubs: 12 targets at 300 - 600yds. Military units use adjacent ranges.
Terrain: Flat, well kept range. Tarmac road runs down to stopbutts. Grass is kept long between firing points.
Firing Points: Gravel and pits up to 300yds. Good grass firing points to 600yds. Elevated and sloping slightly.
Facilities: Carpark and toilets only. Targets have to be stored in a lock-up behind the stopbutt and carried out and in.
Range direction: East south east
Prevailing conditions: Ponteland is notorious for a fishtail wind which can be a great challenge. Fog is sometimes a problem in winter.
Flora and Fauna: Skylarks are usually heard. There is no wildlife on the range but sheep are usually in the next door field. The area is mostly meadow and features few trees.
Civilian Clubs: City of Newcastle RC.
Nearest Pub: Several pubs in Ponteland village.

From the A1 north:

A1 Western bypass around Newcastle to jun. for A696 signposted Airport and Jedburgh.

5 miles along dual carriageway to roundabout. Straight on and over 2 more small roundabouts into Ponteland village.

In village, straight on at traffic lights, over small river bridge and turn right immediately after bridge.

Follow this road to into a housing area for 600yds and take the next right turn.

Follow this road into open country and the range is 1 mile on right.

See the map on WWW.MULTIMAP.CO.UK

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