Wiscombe Park, Devon

Country house venue situated in the heart of the Wescountry.

How to get to Wiscombe Park

Old Wiscombe Park PosterWiscombe Park, Southleigh, Colyton, Devon EX24 6JE

Wiscombe lies south of Honiton and to the East of Axminster, not far from either the A30 or the A35.

The final turning to Wiscombe takes you down a small country lane, about a mile down here you’ll find the entrance to the hillclimb and be directed into the spectator car parks. This is literally at the top of the hillclimb – so as you walk down the paddock and main viewing areas you get to walk along and see the whole hillclimb.

Facilities at Wiscombe Park

At the top of the hill, around the car park there is nothing – so you need to get yourself down to the paddock.

What there is at the top though is the Iron Age fort of Blackbury Camp – worth a look, especially in the early part of the year when it’s FULL of bluebells.

So, down in the paddock there’s a brilliant marquee with a bar stocking the finest local ales – with a view of most of the hill.

There’s also 3 food vans:

  • Ice cream
  • Coffee and cakes
  • Burgers & breakfast

The Hillclimb at Wiscombe Park

Vision Ford Clubmans Wiscombe Hill Climb

Colin Pook exits Sawbench Hairpin and moves onto Castle Straight at Wiscombe Park Hill Climb

Wiscombe Park is one of the most challenging hills in the British Championship.

Wiscombe has one of the trickiest starts of any British hill, off the start it’s straight over a narrow stone bridge and then immediate left as Wis Corner. Then the course goes across open parkland over Bunny’s Leap before turning right through The Gate (literally a gateway!) and into the heavily wooded remainder of the course. The first challenge under the trees are The Esses which undulate their way to a pair of very tight hairpins. First hairpin, Saw Bench goes round to the right then it’s foot down for the fast Castle Straight. At the end of which is Martini, the 2nd hairpin bend and steepest part of the course, just before the finish.

Length: 1,000 yards (0.9 km)

Outright Hill Record: 33.92secs – Trevor Willis (OMS 25), 29th July 2012.

Other Key Information

Wiscombe Park Hillclimb is run by the Woolbridge Motor club.

Many events run at Wiscombe each year, including the Vintage Sports Car Club’s meeting in May and Woolbridge MC’s 2-day British Hillclimb Championship round in July.

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