Doune, Stirling

High speed challenge on the edge of the Trossachs in Scotland.

How to get to Doune

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Doune Hillclimb is on the A84 just outside the village of Doune, north of Stirling.

Facilities at Doune

Doune has some fantastic viewing areas for spectators – see the video below to see just how close you can get to the cars.

There’s also an antiques centre and cafe on site – so if it’s cold and raining and you want to warm yourself up there’s plenty to keep you occupied.

In addition there’s usually a burger van on site too.

The Hillclimb at Doune

Some drivers avoid going to Doune because it is entirely unforgiving. Fast and narrow, with constant supply of blind corners, Doune really separates the men from the boys.

Doune HillclimbOff the start line the cars race past a little cottage then hard left into the unforgiving bit. It’s a very narrow section with forest down the hill to the left, and a solid stone hedge to the right. Through this part it curves round to the right, then left again at Oak Tree before it goes right again at the tricky Garden Gate. Then up the steep Tunnel to Junction where most emerge blinking into the sun. The build up speed round the right hand slow curve of the meadow, before climbing (it’s a 45 degree hill – see the pic) up the hill at East Bray, through the esses, and over the finish line.

Hill record is 35.62s – June 2009 Scott Moran

 

Other Key Information

Doune Hillclimb is run by Lothian Car Club.

As well as regional championship events, the British Hillclimb Championship visits the Scottish hill twice each year.

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