Yes Nick told me about the walking trip, hope the weather is good - not too hot and no rain.
Fully understand that Newark is a long way from Scotland and very hard to justify the trip.
I guess I’m spoiled by Friedrichshafen being 90-120 minutes down the road from here (depending upon traffic) but my memories of local rallies 35+ years ago was that they were as big as, if not bigger than, the current National Hamfest. I guess it’s a reflection of the times - less Amateurs around and lots of opportunities to buy whatever is needed from the comfort of the home PC keyboard.
I think every hamfest needs something special to make it “different” and draw what’s left of the available amateurs - what that is - I don’t know.
In any case - thanks to all for answering the question - nothing specifically promoting SOTA or any “meet-up” at the UK National Hamfest.