As with the 2016 event we have set up dedicated spectator viewing zones for six of our stages.
Please note that First Car Due times are approximate and are subject to change.
For your safety, we encourage spectators to use these viewing areas. For more information on rally prohibited areas, please see 
Prohibited Areas (557 downloads)

Fans will have plenty of opportunity to catch the action both on and off the stages and the event has provided some excellent view points to catch the action.

Friday 19th May

Ceremonial Start:  High Street in Dumfries at 7pm
Grab your chance to mix with the British Rally Championship stars who will all assemble (from around 6.15pm) ahead of the now traditional ceremonial start in the town. Note the move to High Street! 


Spectator Stage: Mount Joe from 7.50pm and again from 8.50pm
British Rally Championship crews will contest a double run of the Mount Joe Stage in the Greskine Forest and there will be two chances to see the action.
Access to the spectator area is off the B7076, 2.6 miles north of A74(M) Junction 15/A701. This venue gives extended and close up views of the cars through a fast section towards the end of the stage. The B7076 must not be obstructed. Park only on the northbound side and as far onto the verge as you can. There is no vehicle access to the stage and strictly no vehicle access or parking on the road past Middlegill and Cloffinburn. Any spectator vehicles accessing this road will result in stage cancellation. It is just over a half of a mile to walk (including a steep climb at the end) from the public road but is worth it. Please follow the instructions of the marshals at the stage crossing point. The access route will be dark by the time all cars have cleared the second run. The ground here is uneven and the use of torches is recommended. Sorry, but this viewing area and the access route to it are not suitable for anyone of limited mobility, nor for push chairs or similar.
● Please do not attempt to reach any locations other than those shown on the website.
● Please park sensibly.
● Do not obstruct public roads or access for emergency vehicles, residents and other members of the public.
● Please take all your litter home and leave the stages as you’d like to find them next year.



Saturday 20th May:
On Saturday, runners from the Scottish Rally Championship will join the fray and the full field of almost 100 cars will blast through the stages:

Spectator Stage: Castle O’er from 9.10am and again from 1.30pm
Parking is available within the forest. Approach via the B723 from Lockerbie or Eskdalemuir and turn into the forest as shown on the map. Care – this is also the competitor access to the stage. Turn right again to the car park area. There is limited parking overlooking the stage for early birds. Please park sensibly to one side of the road. Exit the car park by the same route - please give way to competitors on your way out. The viewing area is beside the car park. Please do not attempt to cross the burn as this is a prohibited area for safety reasons.
● Please do not attempt to reach any locations other than those shown in this programme.
● Please park sensibly.
● Do not obstruct public roads or access for emergency vehicles, residents and other members of the public.
● Please take all your litter home and leave the stages as you’d like to find them next year.




Spectator Stage: Ae from 11.30am and again from 4.15pm (second pass of the stage only for British rally Championship contenders).
Arrive early for the best vantage point and parking space. Parking is at the Ae picnic area from where you can walk to the popular viewing area at a tight hairpin left. Follow the unclassified road from Ae Bridgend on the A701, keep straight on through the crossroads at Ae Village and then look out for the forestry signs to the Ae Valley car park on your right. The area will be very busy. Please drive slowly and with caution, particularly through Ae Village. Do not use the unclassified road from Parkgate. There is NO access at all to the Ae stage through Gubhill Farm. Anyone attempting access via this route will be reported to the police and will result in stage cancellation.
• Please do not attempt to reach any locations other than those shown on the website.
• Please park sensibly.
• Do not obstruct public roads or access for emergency vehicles, residents and other members of the public.
• Please take all your litter home and leave the stages as you’d like to find them next year.



Ceremonial Finish: Moffat from around 5pm

The town of Moffat will play host to the ceremonial finish for the British Rally Championship at around 5pm where the lucky winners will spray the champagne.

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