Barbon Manor, Cumbria

Rugged parkland hill on the edge of the Lake District.

This is a short but challenging, and very high-speed course with heavy braking required for a very tight hairpin before the finish line.

Expect to see a small but varied entry at this temporary venue, which hosts its rounds of the British Championship at a one day event each May.

Subaru Impreza Modified Barbon Manor Hill Climb

Keith Edwards, Subaru Impreza, Barbon Manor Hill Climb

How to get to Barbon

Barbon, Kendal, Cumbria LA6 2LH

Up on the edge of the Lake Disrict Barbon is just outside the village of Barbon, a short walk from the (very good) pub.

Facilities at Barbon

Very basic

There’s a burger van, and some portaloos, and that’s your lot.

The Hillclimb at Barbon

One of the shortest hillclimbs in Britain at just 0.5 miles (0.8 km).

There are just 3 corners – Crabtree (left), Richmond (left again) and just before the finish the right hand hairpin Lafone.

Hill record: 20.50s Scott Moran, 2008


Other key information

Barbon hillclimb is run by the Westmorland Motor Club.

They’ve been running hillclimbs at Barbon Manor since 1950, and only run a handful there each year. That includes 2 rounds of the British Hillclimb Championship on a Saturday in May. The weekend is shared with Harewood, where a further 2 rounds take place on the Sunday.

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