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I K 'The Daily News' Touring Section

(By Courtesy of the .Royal Automobile Club)

COUNTRY RUN FOR COOLER DAYS t Northam, via The Lakes Turn-off

For the days when the weather is too cold to' visit the beaches, this run, through good country, should prove ideal for the week-end motorist. The route via the Lakes turn-off covers 122 miles a^id provides a variety of scenery.

At Midland Junction the Greenmount road is taken, passing the Log Cabin Tearooms on the left. The stretch oi road from Midland is particularly good, being carefully graded aud providing -*asy climbing. At 15.9 miles the en trance to National Park gates is seen on the left, and a short distance : far ther on the Darlington turn-off is seen tm the right. The Northam-bound mo torist continues straight on. past the i-jm -rooms on the left at' the 18-mile mark. At 21.2 miles Mundaring is reached. The road to the right is to the weir, and should be avoided, continuing, straight on and passing under the railway bridge at 22 miles. One and a naif miles further on Sawyer's Valley is reached, the hotel . being on the right of the main road. To cheek up the route, watch for a store on the left at 25.7 miles. v Two miles farther on are cross roads. The road to the left is to Northam, via Chidlow. The route to Norrham .~ia the Lakes turn-off is straight on. At 31.3 miles turn left. Straight on is to York. A little over two miles farther on Beechina is reached, with the siding on the left. At 34.8 miles, turn right. The left-hand turn-off is to Perth via Chid low. Continue straight on from here, past Baker's Hill, until Clackline is reached. Here the left-hand turn is taken, across the railway tine, and then straight on ugain. At 60.9 miles from Perth turn right The road to the left is to Tood yay. A tenth of a mile farther on cross the Avon River bridge into Northam. The return journey may be made in the same manner, or by taking the route via Chidlow.