The Ridgeway Rally, Camping Weekend at West Hendred, 19th/20th August! (Arrivals Friday welcome)

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This event is NOT TO BE MISSED! 

Saturday 106 Acres of wheat stubble, right on the RIDGEWAY and Sunday, 103 acres adjacent to the superb land we had on the last visit! This is ALL NEW, UNDETECTED and likely to produce yet more stunning finds like the ones below, just a few of many more shown in the video further down!

This event will be CAMPING ONLY. ***

Our first visit to this permission had over 150 people booked in and many disappointed members who left it too late booking, so if you want to make sure you are on this dig, get your name down as soon as possible!

The cost for this weekend will be just £45 which will include camping from Friday to Sunday, toilet facilities provided, catering on-site and 24 HOURS DETECTING! We will start each day at 07:50 with a briefing and onto the fields for 08:00. The day will not finish until 20:00, so a full 12 hours per day for each detectorist!


This is the video of the last visit, take a look at just SOME of the finds that were shown in just one days detecting! From SAXON to MEDIEVAL and ROMAN TO GEORGIAN, from BRONZE TO SILVER and LEAD to GOLD, just about every era and every type of metal came up on this dig!

For those of you who didn’t manage to make this permission on the last visit, the earliest reference to West Hendred is the granting of several hides of land to ‘Thegn Brihtric’ by Eadwig in AD 955 and by Edgar the Peaceful in AD 964 to Abingdon Abbey. In 1538 Corpus Christi College, Oxford became the Lord of the Manor. The college still owns considerable land in the village and surrounding area.

The Church of England parish church of the Holy Trinity is a 13th-century building on the site of a former wooden Saxon church, with small flying buttresses and a series of carved sundials on the wall outside.

hendred church

The most notable historical element of the church is the floor tiling. These are good examples, if worn, of medieval tiles. Holy Trinity is a Grade I listed building as it is predominantly representative of one phase of building.

The Icknield Way https: and The Ridgeway cross the parish in the south.


***This is due to the farmers concerns over traffic volume. He has stated once you arrive, you’re there to stay!

He has also made it clear that no dogs are allowed due to his concerns over livestock contracting disease from faeces.

For any that would have liked to attend for one day, we will be arranging at least two weekends at Brightwalton this year.

Please book your camping weekend below. Only add your name if you are able to camp!

Please remember, to avoid any confusion –




West Hendred Camping Only



Registration opens at 06-03-2017 21:24

Registration closes at 18-08-2017 21:24

Max Participants: 150

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    barry aylmer

    March 7, 2017

    Hi Chris, please disregard new password request as I found deleted email from you for when this last happened.

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    March 7, 2017

    Really interested in the West Hendred wknd. However, cld someone clarify for me pls ?…… I understand need to pay for the digs separately, however, do me and the hubby have to pay £45 each ? Obviously just the one camping spot needed ? :)

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      March 8, 2017

      Hi Lily, it’s £45 per detectorist. If he’s not detecting, he can attend for free and still have full use of the catering/toilet facilities etc, as can children.

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    Carl Tough

    March 8, 2017

    Hi Chris, there will be 2 of us detecting…. The other person is my wife, she is a full member but had forgotten both Her user name and password!!

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    Simon Marsh

    March 9, 2017

    Looking forward to it really enjoyed the last one. Can the fields be reached by foot from motorhome parking?

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    Barry Norman

    March 26, 2017

    Hi. New member here, please can you tell me how i go about paying you to attend the event . I’m not a paid up member , so I need to pay you the full price . How do I do that ? ( I have relevant NCMD /FID card) Thank you

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      Joanne Boyce

      March 29, 2017

      Hi Barry, welcome to LGD, all of our events are just pay on the gate in the morning. As a non member its £20 per day. Thanks Joe

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        Barry Norman

        March 29, 2017

        Thats great thanks. Looking forward to camping & detecting . Another question sorry , is the information about the whareabouts of the dig sent out before by email etc. Just wondering how 1 goes about finding the place and the details etc. Thank you :-)

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    ricky evans

    March 30, 2017

    would like to come but it said no dogs cant leave them at home so will have to miss this one

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      May 2, 2017

      No probs Angela, just register yourself and I now have a record of you both attending.

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    Mike Harrington

    April 10, 2017

    Hi can you remove 111 and 112, from the list, mikkymike, cathywelsby, please. As we cannot now make this dig. Thanks

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    May 4, 2017

    Hi. I have registered for this rally but my mate Mathew has decided to come to help will be detecting

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    May 4, 2017

    Hi I have registered for this event but can you also register my mate Mathew please

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    Andrew Gaj

    May 8, 2017

    Hi,Just joined and missed out on this dig. Is there a reserve list…….! For myself and the wife. Many thanks.

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      Joanne Boyce

      May 11, 2017

      Hi Matt, you are aware thats its a camping event only and its £45, if so i can see 1 space if you would like it? Let me know asap and i will get you registered for it. Thanks Joe

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        May 13, 2017

        Hi Joanne, Thats Good News, so can myself and my friend who is also a member both register please?

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    Maureen Gaj

    May 11, 2017

    Hi I noticed that 2 people have asked to be taken off of this dig would it be possible to have these 2 place for my husband and myself . If you could please let me know I would appreciate it thankyou

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    Ray Braithwaite

    May 22, 2017

    Hi Guys,
    Any chance I can be put on the reserve list in case of a cancellation?
    All the best,

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    Paul hills

    May 26, 2017

    Hi Joyce I know it’s a long shot but if 3 spaces become available me and my boys would love to come to this weekender. 🤞🤞 Cheers

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      June 2, 2017

      Fight you for it lol ! Fingers crossed may be some cancellations. If so, see you and your lads there …..and the red tent :)

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    Paul hills

    June 5, 2017

    Haha cheers snowdrops. Might have a bigger tent by then. Getting to old to keep crawling out of that one.

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