This weekend there are a couple of events closer to home than that idyllic, romantic tour of Welsh Forests currently underway down south.
Border Ecosse CC’s ‘Early Winter Navigational Rally’ starts from Floors Castle tomorrow evening (Saturday 16th) at 19:31 Hrs, finishing in the early hours of Sunday morning near Jedburgh.
But this is more of a ‘do’ event than ‘watch’ so if you fancy something a bit more strenuous, then there is the BritPART ‘Borders’ Hill Rally tomorrow and Sunday at the Forrest Estate just off the A713 north of St John’s Town of Dalry
However, this is not a ‘spectator-friendly’ type of event so don’t expect helpful signs and portaloos, but if you are interested in finding out first-hand a bit more about the sport and the machinery they use, then it might just be worth a visit. Take your wellies, hats and gloves, and don’t expect a mini-bus ride to the ‘spectator areas’ either!
Oh, and there is one other treat, Ballards of Castle Douglas will be providing the catering with steak, burgers, sausages, bacon, haggis, and black pudding supplied from their own butcher’s shop in Castle Douglas - and of course, pies! There will be soup and chips too, but not necessarily in the same cairry-oot container.
Leg 1 starts at 11:00 am on Saturday morning and finishing some time after tea-time (6 pm), and Leg 2 at 9:00 am on Sunday morning and finishing just after mid-day.