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Route 66 – Let’s go west!
24th October 2021 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
On Sunday 24th October 2021 we will head along the Route 66 to visit Cumbria!
We will meet at the Scotch Corner Services at Middleton Tyas (Junction of A1 and A66, Middleton Tyas Lane, Richmond DL10 6PQ) for 09:30 with a view to setting off by 10:00am latest. The route will take us across the A66 West through rolling hills, farmland and rugged fells before turning South West at Brough onto the A685, through the picturesque market Town of Kirkby Stephen and following the route of the river Lune through the remote Lune Valley, arriving at Tebay services for a quick rest stop for 10 minutes. Then travel west on the A590 to the Lakeland Motor Museum at Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow, Ulverston LA12 8TA. Explore the fascinating collection of over 30,000 exhibits that trace the development of road transport throughout the twentieth century – cycles, motorbikes, motor cars and automobilia. A highlight is, housed in its own unique building, the Campbell Bluebird Exhibition which is a tribute to the racing career of Sir Malcolm and Donald Campbell. This includes full sized replicas of the 1935 Blue Bird car, 1939 Blue Bird Boat K4 and 1967 jet hydroplane Bluebird K7. Housed in a converted mill in the heart of the Lake District it’s much more than just a motor museum, their local history and period shopping displays, authentic recreations and picturesque riverside cafe makes it a fascinating day out. We can have lunch together in their excellent cafe on site before the rest of the afternoon can be spent roaming the vast collection before saying our farewells at closing time around 4:00pm. This event is open to members and non-members.