Harewood, Yorkshire

Technical, spectator-friendly course at this Yorkshire venue.

How to get to Harewood

Stockton Farm, Harewood, Leeds, LS17 9LA

(Stockton Farm is actually half way around the hillclimb – so make sure you stop in the car park!!)

Harewood is part of the estate of Harewood House located just north of Leeds and to the east of Wetherby. Just a few miles from J45 of the A1(M). It’s always really well sign posted on event weekends.

Facilities at Harewood

If you’re planning on staying overnight best to plan for a BBQ as there’s not much within easy driving distance of the hill. During day there’s a good burger van serving all the breakfast, lunch and coffee you need!

It’s a great hill to spectate at as from the top (the start/finish line) you can pretty much see the whole hill (this is where our video below has been shot from). There are also lots of places further down the hill where you can get close to the action.

There’s plenty of car parking, and a permanent toilet and shower block.

AND they have a club for their spectators!

The Hillclimb at Harewood

Harewood is the longest track on the British Championship calendar at 0.88 miles, 1.45 km.

Off the start line Clark’s is an immediate right, then down through the Esses and round the tight right hander at Chippy’s. Up to a 90 degrees left and into the sweeping right hander that is Willow Bend. Now you’re through the flat bendy bit – so it’s up the hill to the finish. From Willow Bend straight up to Orchard Corner (the drivers being careful not to accidentally switch off the ignition here) which is a very sharp right into the¬†straight¬†that goes through Farmyard (yes – through an actual farmyard!). After squeezing between the walls of the farm it’s a hairpin left and up, fast to Quarry corner and over the finish line.

After the finish line the cars go straight back to the paddock – so if you hang around near the top of the hill you’ll get to witness the drivers who’ve just been watching their competitors. A great way to learn about the sport – but be careful of anyone who’s had a bad run!

Hill record is 49.13s, Martin Groves 2010

Other key information

The venue is run by BARC (Yorkshire Centre).

They run several events at the venue each year, including 2 rounds of the British Hillclimb Championship.

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