NEW: Jim Clark Trail

Visitors welcome to the Museum, Cafe Bistro, Shop and Trail.

Visit the museum and enjoy a stunning driving tour celebrating the beauty of the Scottish Borders, the rich heritage of motorsport and local attractions.

Driving Adventure

The Jim Clark Trail is a brand new adventure to enhance the experience of visitors to the museum. Visit the museum, enjoy a delicious a meal at the bistro and enjoy a stunning driving tour discovering the beauty of the Scottish Borders, the rich heritage of motorsport and local attractions. Recommended route approximately 50 miles. Please drive responsibly.

The Scottish Borders is one of the most beautiful, historic and rural parts of the UK where the River Tweed forms a natural boundary between Scotland and England with a backdrop of the rolling hills of the Cheviots and Lammermuirs. The area includes some of the quietest, most scenic roads in the UK where Jim Clark learnt to drive both on his farm and local roads.

The Jim Clark Trail is free. Download the trail map from our website or pick up the Jim Clark Trail tour guide leaflet with full details, sat nav codes and insights from the museum or bistro.

Car Clubs are welcome. For an enhanced exciting Jim Clark road trip experience for Car Clubs and groups, please contact Ian Lindley, Car Club Coordinator: ian.lindley@jimclarktrust.com

Pitstops

Your adventure starts in Duns at the museum, visiting Jim Clark’s home village of Chirnside, then crossing the border from Scotland to England to the historic coastal town of Berwick Upon Tweed famous for its Elizabethan fortifications, following the River Tweed to Norham’s impressive 12th century castle or a visit to the Union Chain Bridge – the world’s oldest wrought iron suspension bridge, and then the discovery of two former military WWII airfields and race tracks of Winfield and Charterhall once graced by a who’s who of motor racing: Moss, Stewart, Hawthorn, Salvadori, Farina, Abecassis, Parnell and Jim Clark.

The Jim Clark Trail reveals the incredible rich heritage of motorsport in the Scottish Borders (that still exists to this day) that influenced Jim Clark from an early age, combined with beautiful open roads, stunning landscape, culture and history. Download the trail map from our website or pick up the Jim Clark Trail tour guide leaflet with sat nav codes, full details and insights from the museum or bistro.

The Jim Clark Motorsport Museum is fast becoming a magnet for classic and sports car enthusiasts and the Jim Clark Trail is an exciting adventure for all visitors, on a smaller scale to the North Coast 500, a stunning driving tour celebrating the rich heritage and culture of the Scottish Borders.

Ben Smith, Chair of The Jim Clark Trust

The Trail is Free

The Jim Clark Trail is a new initiative by the Trust and free to enhance the experience of visitors to the museum and promote tourism and culture in the Scottish Borders. The Scottish Borders is steeped in motorsport and cultural history combined with some of the quietest, most scenic driving roads in all the UK. It was visited and filmed by the Grand Tour in 2018 and featured in their acclaimed tribute to Jim Clark.

Jim Clark was famous for being a farmer from the Scottish Borders. The town of Duns and close knit community of Chirnside were vastly different to the glamour, celebrity status and danger of Formula 1. The Trail takes visitors on a journey  through Jim Clark’s Berwickshire where you will discover the places and stories behind the ‘Quiet Champion’. The place that Jim Clark called ‘home’.

Help us develop the Jim Clark Trail. Donations are greatly appreciated to help support the Trail. Or please get in touch to get involved, to recommend places to visit, places to stay or to sponsor the Jim Clark Trail: info@jimclarktrust.com

Jim Clark Trail Tour Guide

Download the trail map for free from our website. Or even better pick up the Jim Clark Trail tour guide, 12 page leaflet, with a £2 donation to charity and full details, sat nav codes and revealing insights from the Jim Clark Motorsport Museum or Jim Clark Cafe Bistro.

#ScotlandStartsHere

Start your adventure at The Jim Clark Motorsport Museum or Jim Clark Cafe Bistro to discover the places and stories behind Jim Clark’s Berwickshire or take a pitstop at local attractions.

  • Berwick Upon-Tweed: Historic coastal town famous for its Elizabethan military fortifications, spectacular bridges and visits by artist L S Lowry
  • Chirnside Parish Church: Jim Clark’s final resting place and memorial clock
  • Coldstream: Discover the story of the famous Coldstream Guards
  • Kelso: Charming rural market town home to Kelso Abbey and Floors Castle
  • Gunsgreen House: Museum celebrating 18th century coastal smuggling
  • Norham Castle: Impressive 12th century fortress, captured at ‘Sunrise’ by Turner
  • Paxton House: Wonderful stately home, tea rooms, river walks, adventure playground and waterwheel.
  • St Abbs Head: Nature Reserve of inspiring geology and wildlife
  • Union Chain Bridge: Stunning, the oldest wrought iron suspension bridge in the world, completed in 1820.
  • Chain Bridge Honey Farm: Visitor centre, café and honey farm

Extend your adventure to explore the historic market towns of Melrose, Peebles, Selkirk, Hawick and Jedburgh famous for castles, abbey’s, textiles and common riding… the gateway to Scotland #ScotlandStartsHere.

Looking for somewhere to stay? We are pleased to recommend the charming, warm and welcoming Allanton Inn in Chirnside or the newly refurbished, resplendent Schloss Roxburghe Hotel in Kelso, please quote Jim Clark Trust to help support the Trust and Trail.

Car Clubs

Car Clubs are welcome. The Jim Clark Trail and Scottish Borders are home to some of the quietest, most scenic driving roads in all of the UK. Please drive responsibly. For an enhanced exciting Jim Clark road trip experience for Car Clubs and groups, please contact Ian Lindley Car Club Coordinator: ian.lindley@jimclarktrust.com

  • Recommended road routes from 50 to 100+ miles
  • Places to visit, places to stay, parking etc.
  • Welcome reception from The Jim Clark Trust
  • Entry to the Jim Clark Motorsport Museum
  • Jim Clark Merchandise & Gifts
  • Jim Clark Trail tour guide with full details, sat nav codes and insights
  • Breakfast, lunch and evening meals
  • Cost per vehicle to charity