The 4th Flying Scotsman 2012
Friday 20 April – Sunday 22 April 2012
Day One :
From our start at the Imperial War Museum site at RAF Duxford we flag off car #1 at 08:00 for a test on the site alongside the iconic “ Memphis Belle” , past the remarkable line up of WWII aircraft and head east dipping our toes into the wonders of “Constable Country” on the Suffolk/Essex border then turn north to enjoy the wonderful empty lanes and beautiful villages of Norfolk.
A short stop at a Whisky Distillery is planned, for coffee only of course, followed by lunch in a lovely Norfolk village setting before heading west to hug the coastline of The Wash into the wilds of Lincolnshire before arriving at our overnight hotel north of Lincoln.
Day Two :
Our route heads inland away from Lincoln through the Humberhead Peatlands then north into Yorkshire to explore the area around the city of York.
After a lunch stop we dive into the fabulous scenery and ruggedness of the Yorkshire Moors before we turn north west cutting between Darlington and Middlesbrough to the birthplace of the modern railway near Shildon then into the “Land of the Prince Bishops” and our second night halt in the centre of the lovely city of Durham
Day Three :
Sunday sees the rally route skirt the city of Newcastle upon Tyne and then head up the stunning east coast of England to catch views of the castles at Alnwick and Holy Island (Lindisfarne) before turning inland into the Scottish Borders, an area little visited by many people, with a chance to pay homage to the great Jim Clark in his home town of Duns.