Manchester to Blackpool – Keeping up the tradition!

As we all know today is the 58th anniversary of the first Manchester to Blackpool Car Run but sadly we can’t run the event this year.

We have organised a virtual Concours D’Elegance and I will let you know the Mayor of Blackpool (Councillor Amy Cross) choice later this afternoon.

In the meantime I decided that both the Mini and I needed some exercise so early this morning we set off for Manchester maps sitting on the passenger seat!

Access to Worsley Old Hall is limited so we started from the end of the drive and followed the route out towards Bolton and on to Belmont.

Worsley Old Hall Start
OWorsley Old Hall
Above Smithills Bolton
By the Blue Lagoon just after Belmont
The climb towards Winter Hill just after Belmont
By the Yarrow Reservoir at Rivington
A short rest at Heskin Hall

From there we stuck to the route through the Anglezarke Reservoirs and on to the events first control at Heskin Hall.

Heskin Hall





Then the route took us to our second control at Fulwood Barracks via Hoghton Towers.

Fulwood Barracks Control

From Fulwood we went via the controls at Bowker BMW and MINI and Wrea Green to the final Control at Stanley Park.

Bowker BMW and MINI at Preston Dock
Wrea Green Control

So we have maintained the unbroken tradition of doing the run every year.

Blackpool Stanley Park – Finish Control

Don’t want to give away to many secrets of the route so as not to spoil the 2021 event so haven’t given away the route details.

All ready for the run home!