Appleby is situated just off the A66, 14 miles east from junction 40 of the M6 or 37 miles west from Scotch Corner services on the A1.The Fair has an impact on traffic in area. Horse-drawn vehicles come to Appleby from all around the country, so there is a concentration of slow moving traffic arriving in and leaving Cumbria in the weeks before and after the fair. Drivers need to take extra caution from the 1st April to the 15th June 2013. However Appleby Town is open for business and will only be congested due to the fair on Thursday 6th June to Thursday 11th June. Drivers need to take extra care, respect other road users and please be patient.