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Dayinsure Wales Rally GB

Rally of Legends

4 - 7 October 2018

The 11th round of the FIA World Rally Championship

Tree Disease


Natural Resources Wales (NRW) welcomes you to some of the most legendary forests on the rally calendar. They look after loads of sites across Wales where you can get outside, get active, and enjoy the beauty of the natural environment.

Sadly, the forests in Wales are under threat from pests and diseases which are killing the trees, and this is affecting the forests being used for Wales Rally GB.

How you can help

Don't give pests and diseases an easy ride, carry out these simple cleaning tasks before the rally and after you visit:

Think feet

Arrive in the woodland with clean boots or shoes. You'll be sure you aren't carrying tree pests or diseases from your last walk in the countryside.

After the rally, simply knock any mud and leaves from your footwear and wash any leftover mud off once you're home. This will ensure you don't accidentally move disease across the countryside.

Top tip: wear wellington boots if you have them, their surfaces are easier to clean than other materials.

Think wheels

Arriving in the woodland with clean wheels can help prevent the spread of tree diseases too. Brush off any loose dirt before you leave the woodland.

Once your home, wash any further mud and debris just to be thorough. Keeping your car, or bike, clean does more than keeping it looking good and working well.

Think clothing

Arrive in the woodland with clean clothing and make sure you shake or brush any needles and debris before leaving. Check hoods, pockets and collars for any trapped needles.

When you get home make sure that you give your clothes a wash before wearing them in your garden or another woodland.

Top top: wear smooth-textured waterproofs, if you have them with you, as these clothes are easiest to wipe clean.

Thank you for helping to protect Wales' woodlands for the future.

2017 FAQs

When and where does the Rally take place?

Thursday 26th - Sunday 29th October based in north Wales and Cheshire with many of the venues easily accessible from England.
An overview map of the route can be found HERE and the rally timetable can be viewed HERE.

For more FAQs, click HERE.

What's the difference between the days - Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday?

Each day features action in different areas.
Shakedown (the final prep for the cars) and the new Visit Conwy Special Stage at Tir Prince happen on Thursday, both based in north Wales.
Friday is all based around the Llanidloes / Aberystwyth area.
On Saturday it's concentrated in the Snowdonia region.
Sunday's action takes place near the Brenig and Alwen reservoirs with the Finish back in Llandudno.

For more FAQs, click HERE.

What would I see?

The world's best cars and drivers on the limit, as well as a whole field of more than 100 rally cars. You will typically see approximately 200 cars in competitive action at any one place during the day.

For more FAQs, click HERE.

Where can I see the cars and stars for free?

Regroups in Newtown and Chester on Friday
Ceremonial Finish in Llandudno on Sunday
Rally Village at Deeside open Thursday, Friday and Saturday

For more FAQs, click HERE.

How long does it last?

The action can last all day, but you are able to leave at any time. The WRC cars come through at 2 minute intervals and do most stages twice, while a separate National Rally will visit many of the stages too, so you will see lots of action.

For more FAQs, click HERE.

Which stage is best for children?

All children under 16 go free (excluding Rally Xtra venues @ Sweet Lamb and/or Cholmondeley Castle), making this a great half-term event. The Toyota RallyFest at Cholmondeley Castle is an obvious choice for families, as it offers all-day entertainment, attractions, displays, parades, big screen and catering village.

For more FAQs, click HERE.

What is the Rally Village?

Located in Deeside, the Rally Village is where all the competing crews are based - in motor racing terms, it's the event's buzzing pits and paddock complex. Admission is free and fans of all ages can watch as the teams prepare their cars for the action in the fearsome forests. There's lots more to enjoy in the Rally Village too, with driver interviews, food outlets, trade stalls and a funfair.

For more FAQs, click HERE.

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