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Visitor Guide to Hillhead 2018

09 May 2018


Hillhead returns this June, and as the team here at CDE count down the days until we exhibit at the UK’s premier event for the UK quarrying, construction and recycling industries, we thought we’d create a quick guide to help first-time visitors prepare for Hillhead. Here’s all you need to know.


What to expect at Hillhead 2018

With over 500 exhibitors and 18,500 visitors attending across three days (26th – 28th June), you can expect a busy few days. As the event is set in a live quarry environment, be prepared for plenty of walking, especially if you want to get around as many exhibitors as you can. With plenty of variety in terms of plant machinery and equipment, you’ll certainly find something that catches the eye.


What to expect from CDE at Hillhead 2018

CDE looks forward to once again showcasing the latest innovations in wet processing for the sand & aggregates and C&D waste recycling industries. Across the 3-day event, our team will include members of our UK & Ireland and European business development team, including our Regional Manager for the UK & Ireland, David Kinloch. Looking forward to CDE returning to Hillhead, David said, "we're excited to once again be exhibiting at Hillhead, a key event for CDE. Hillhead continues to play a big part in the UK & Ireland quarrying, construction, and recycling industries and with over 25 years' experience in these industries, we always look forward to catching up with customers, contacts and industry peers at Hillhead."


Hillhead 2018 will see CDE launch the newest addition to the AggMax logwasher family, the AggMax 163-SR, following two years of research and development. This modular scrubbing and classification system will maximise product yield from clay bound feedstock in the sand & aggregates, mining and C&D waste recycling sectors. Our team will be on hand to answer your questions.


As well as showcasing the new AggMax 163-SR, CDE will be showcasing our patented Infinity screen technology, while also introducing the new AquaCycle A900. The CDE CustomCare team will also be on hand to introduce our new connected plant, a one-touch console management system that provides you with unrivalled management of everything that is going on with your plant(s).


You will find the CDE team on Stand T1 at Hillhead.


Where does Hillhead take place?

Hillhead takes place in the Hillhead limestone quarry near Buxton. Located in the heart of the Peak District, this impressive quarry is less than 30 miles from both Manchester and Sheffield, while Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, and Nottingham are all less than a two-hour drive away.


The address for the Hillhead quarry is:


Hillhead Quarry, Harpur Hill, Nr Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9PR.


Registering for and attending Hillhead 2018

Registration for Hillhead is free, allowing you to visit the event as many times as you wish across the three days. With so much to see, you may want to consider visiting for at least two days. 


The event starts at 8.30am every day, finishing at 6.00pm on Tuesday (26th) and Wednesday (27th), while the show finishes a touch earlier on Thursday (28th) at 4.30pm.


Travelling to Hillhead 2018

If you’re travelling by car to Hillhead 2018, the quarry is 5km from Buxton and accessible via the A515. The postcode for your Sat Nav is SK17 9PR. There is plenty of parking nearby and this is free for all visitors. Shuttle buses can transport you to the main registration pavilion. 


If you do not wish to take your car you can also travel by train with Buxton Rail Station about 3km from the quarry. A taxi rank is operated by Buxton Radio Taxis on the site of the show, while regular buses operate to and from Buxton Market Place. If you are flying into the UK for the event, Manchester, East Midlands, Birmingham and Leeds Bradford airport are all popular flight destinations.


What to wear at Hillhead 2018

With the event taking place in a live quarry environment, it’s important to dress appropriately. As a result, the event organisers advise visitors to wear sturdy, suitable footwear. With the British weather being unreliable, you’re best packing for all conditions, so a raincoat, umbrella, and sunglasses should all be considered, and could all be required on any given day.


Things to do nearby

The close proximity to the picturesque Peak District National Park makes it a popular choice with visitors who are planning on staying for the duration of the event and looking for things to do when the event is not in action. Chatsworth House, Ladybower Reservoir, Peveril Castle and Blue John Cavern are all nearby attractions worth visiting should time allow. Buxton also offers a variety of pubs and restaurants to choose from, with The Royal Oak Inn, Columbine Restaurant, Buxton Tap House (home to Buxton Brewery) and The Duke all worth checking out. 

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