You can follow in F1 hero Jim Clark’s wheeltracks

| 19 Feb 2020
You can follow in F1 hero Jim Clark’s wheeltracks

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Fancy taking on a brand-new, evocative motoring adventure this year?

The Jim Clark Trust has launched ‘The Jim Clark Trail’, a 50-mile route through the picture-perfect Scottish Borders region the double Formula One drivers’ champion called home.

A circular route, it starts and finishes at the Jim Clark Motorsport Museum in Duns, which opens for 2020 on Sunday 1 March.

Classic & Sports Car – You can follow in F1 hero Jim Clark’s wheeltracks

The recommended route that criss-crosses the England/Scotland border takes in Clark’s final resting place, Chirnside Parish Church, Winfield Airfield, where the first Scottish motor-race meeting was held, and Charterhall Airfield, where Clark first watched motorsport in Scotland.

You’ll also visit the towns of Berwick-upon-Tweed and Kelso, the 12th-century Norham Castle, Union Chain Bridge, the world’s oldest wrought-iron suspension bridge, and more – so it’s not just for motorsport fans.

“The Jim Clark Trail is an exciting new adventure for all visitors, on a far more modest scale to the North Coast 500, a stunning driving tour celebrating the rich heritage and culture of the Borders,” said Ben Smith, Chair of The Jim Clark Trust.

Find out more about this free trail and download the map – which has handy postcode waypoints to aid navigation – here.

Images: Motorsport Images/The Jim Clark Trust


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