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West Midlands UK Mega 2022 Mega-Event Cache

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Hidden : Saturday, 06 August 2022
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06 August 2022, 10:00 - 16:00

West Midlands Mega 2022

The 2022 Committee invite you to the UK's 15th Annual Geocaching Mega event.

Saturday 6th August 2022

10am - 4pm

Additionally, the first 8 day camping event to be held since 2019!

Monday 1st August - Monday 8th August 2022

There will be a superb choice of side events to show off the glorious West Midlands Region.

Where will it be taking place?

Uttoxeter Racecourse
Wood Lane
ST14 8BD

Saturday 6th August, the Grand Event.

We have access to the Racecourse Grandstand Exhibition Hall, where there will be stalls of various vendors, trade stands and other Geocaching related activities.

In addition, we hope to have a plethora of new caches for you to enjoy around the local area, including some Adventure Lab caches. You can also enjoy many of the existing caches located nearby.

We are proud to confirm, a special guest appearance of Signal The Frog will take place on Mega Day!

Cost: £5 per adult, children (under 18) are free
However, all Supporters will get one free entry for themselves upon showing proof of purchase (a printed receipt from the website, or a screen grab showing this on their phone screen) and all Founders will get free entry for themselves and one other member of their household (upon presentation of their founders lanyard or a paper receipt/screen grab on their phone).
All campers (excluding back-to-basic campers) will get free entry for every person registered as being on site, whether it be EHU, non-EHU or budget.



It is traditional with the Annual UK Mega that many attendees will join us to camp. This is being made available at the racecourse from Monday 1st August until Monday 8th August, the whole racecourse will be at our disposal, and our sole use. On site food vendors will be open during the week for anyone not wishing to cook.

Pitches will be available with or without electrical hook up, depending on your requirements. There will be plenty of toilet, washing and shower facilities for all campers who stay with us. 

The committee will, of course, be camping on site for the full duration, and there will always be someone on site to help you with any questions or queries you may have.

Camping is now available in our store, click here for details.


How to get there:

Uttoxeter Racecourse is located less than half a mile from Uttoxeter town centre, just off the junction of the A518 and B5017, about 1 mile south of the A518's junction with the main A50.

From the North West: Take junction 16 or 15 of the M6 for the A500, follow this around Newcastle-Under-Lyme until you get to the A50.

From the South West: Take junction 13 of the M6 for the A449 towards Stafford, then follow the A518 to Uttoxeter.

From the North East: Take junction 24a of the M1 for the A50.

From the South East: Take junction 4 of the M6toll for the A38 towards Lichfield, or if you don't want to pay the toll charge, use junction 9 of the M42 and take the A446 to join the A38. At Lichfield, take the A5206 in to the city centre, then the A51 north. Once past the city, take the A515 to join the A50.

By rail: Uttoxeter station is located on the line between Stoke-on-Trent and Derby. There is a gate located on the westbound platform which will be opened on Monday 1st, Saturday 6th and Monday 8th. At other times, it is a 20-30 minute walk round to the main entrance of the racecourse.


Local facilities:

Uttoxeter has a few supermarkets, including some of the well known ones. It is less than 5 minutes drive to the nearest ones. There is a choice of pubs and restaurants in the town.

The nearest A&E departments are at Burton-upon-Trent, Stafford, Derby or Stoke-on-Trent.
The nearest NHS walk in centres are located at Stafford, Lichfield or Stoke-on-Trent.
For first aid, there will be a team of dedicated first aiders on site on Saturday, at all other times, please speak to a member of the committee or racecourse staff.


Further information:

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GC9MDXT Mined How You Go!
GC9MDXX We want your Brains!
GC9MDXZ Birmingham, Life in the City
GC9MDY2 Marchington, Life in the Country
GC9MDY5 Christmas Party!
GC9MDY6 Teddy Bear’s Picnic
GC9MDY8 Send in the Clowns!
GC9MDYC Tonight I’m gonna party, like it’s 1999!
GC9NVQX It’s a ’Mega’ Community Celebration Event
GC9MDYF Captain Ridley’s Shooting Party
GC9MDYT Auction and Farewell Party
GC9MDYN Bap, Brew and Beggar Off

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