Tyne Valley Rifle Club

Directions to Ridleeshope range – Otterburn


Approaching from the South, Newcastle/Ponteland area, along the A696, go through Otterburn Village and continue for 8.5 miles. At this point there is a sign on the left of the road pointing to a T-junction on your right-hand side. The sign says:


MOD RANGES – COTTONS HOPE & OP11


Turn right into that road – you will see signs saying:


MINISTRY OF DEFENCE PRIVATE ROAD


Be careful on this road as it may be slippery if there has been frost or ice – the military roads are not gritted and are rather narrow.


Continue along that road for 4.3 miles. At this point the road makes a 90 degree turn to the right and you will see the sign:


“RIDLEESHOPE”


About fifty yards past this sign to your left there is a white metal gate which gives access to the track which leads down to the the firing point. There is limited car parking at the firing point so some vehicles may have to be removed to the first car park before firing.


Shooters must be at the firing point at 10am sharp for the range briefing. If you are putting targets out please make sure you are back at the firing point by 10am.


Directions to Davey Shiel range – Otterburn


Approaching from the South, Newcastle/Ponteland area. Turn off the A696 to the right where you see the sign:


OTTERBURN CAMP


Follow the road for about a mile until you see another sign saying the same and take the T junction to the right.


Follow the road until you start descending towards the main camp gates.


About 600 yards before the main cam gates there is a T juntion on your left. Take this junction and follow the road.


After about a mile you will see the range directly ahead of you marked:


DAVEY SHIEL


Go throuh the range entrance gate, turn to the left to drive to the firing point.

Directions to Heely Dod range – Otterburn


Follow the instructions above for Davey Shiel range.


When at the final T junction facing Davey Shiel turn right.


The road bears to the left over this distance, running around the perimiter of the traning estate.


You will go past:


ZEROING RANGE


On the left


You will pass a farm building on the left which usualy has a VW flag flying in front.


The range is about two miles past this on the left signed:


HEELY DOD


The main car park for the range is next to the road. Vehicles may be driven to the firing point to unload but must be removed to the car park once unloaded.

Directions to Ponteland Rifle Ranges


Ponteland Rifle Range is easy to find. From the centre of Ponteland having come from the direction of Newcastle airport you will see a pub called the 'Diamond Inn' on your right.


Go through the traffic lights and turn RIGHT at the roundabout.


You will see the 'Blackbird' pub on the left-hand side of the road.


Continue along the road to the point at which it bears to the left. At this point there is a T junction on the right next to a house called:


VILLA NANON


Take that junction and you will see the range complex about a mile along the road on your right. It is sign-posted:


PONTELAND RIFLE RANGE


And:


DEFENCE INFRASTRUCTURE ORGANISATION


If we are shooting on B Range drive stright into the main car park B range is directly in front of the car park.


If we are shooting on A range then leave the road about 200 yards past the main entrance at the junction signed:


PONT PARK


Drive along the track until you reach A range car park. CLOSE ALL THE GATES BEHIND YOU WHETHER OR NOT THEY WERE OPEN WHEN YOU GOT TO THEM!