Town on their travels

The Recreational Ground, Aldershot
The Recreational Ground, Aldershot

FC Halifax Town are well and truly back on the national stage next season, with an itinerary totalling more than 6,500 miles in the Conference Premier.

While the Shaymen’s nearest opponents next term will be Hyde, 34 miles away, Town face several testing away trips to every nook and cranny of the country.

Aldershot is the club’s longest journey at 234 miles, but that’s run close by matches at Salisbury, 233 miles away, Welling, 229 miles and Dartford, 221 miles.

Indeed, 15 out of Town’s 23 away games next season are more than 100 miles away.

So, to help Town fans get a feel for where their SatNav’s will be taking them over the next 12 months, the Courier will be providing an away guide for every Conference Premier ground.

We start with Aldershot’s Recreation Ground.

Aldershot Town: Recreation Ground

Capacity: 7,100

The Shots have been playing there since 1927.

Best moment v Weymouth, April 22, 2008, as 5,980 fans crammed inside the ground to see Aldershot lift the Conference National trophy after a 0-0 draw and celebrate their return to the Football League.

Postcode: GU11 1TW

Distance: 234 miles