Wiscombe Park - the premier motorsport venue in the South West
Wiscombe Park is a superb hillclimb venue situated in a steep wooded valley, just south of Honiton in Devon.
The course, which is 1000 yards (914 metres) in length, was opened over 60 years ago and regularly runs national and club motorsport events throughout the year. A typical event sees a wide range of 2, 3 and 4 wheel machinery competing against the clock - always with competition in a friendly spirit.
We are proud of the heritage behind Wiscombe Park and we are grateful to the Chichester family for their continued support in allowing their grounds to be used as one of the countries finest motorsport venues.
Photo: John Downes
The course was originally built in 1958 and extended in 1961 - the hill record for the extended course was set by D. G. Addicott in a Lotus at 49.3 secs. Wiscombe Park has been the venue for rounds of the British Hillclimb Championship since 1962.
As cars became lighter and more powerful the outright hill record has tumbled throughout the years and currently stands at 33.13 seconds - set by Wallace Menzies in July 2019.
Did you know?
The management of Wiscombe Park as a motorsport venue, is handled by a team of volunteers forming a UK registered company called 'Wiscombe Ltd'. They ensure the venue is maintained to the highest standards, as required to retain its motorsport licence.
Wiscombe Ltd prepares the course and its infrastructure for competitors and spectators – whilst local motor clubs and motorcycle associations actually ‘run’ the events at Wiscombe.
"A demanding drivers hill" ....
"Situated in the picturesque grounds of Wiscombe House, some drivers believe that Wiscombe Park is one of, if not the most challenging hill in the national championship.
Once you have witnessed the drivers fighting their machines through the camber changes of The Esses and then rounding the hairpins at Sawbench and Martini it becomes obvious that this is a 'drivers' hill. A demanding drivers hill" .
British Automobile Racing Club (BARC)
Wiscombe News (November 2019) -
2019 Awards Evening -
Awards Evening: The Wiscombe Park Hillclimb Championship sponsored by Tillicoultry Quarries.
A great evening at Wiscombe House - Thanks to Nigel Cole for the great photos on Flickr and the excellent report on last Saturday's Awards Evening at Wiscombe House. Click on the links below to explore the photos and read the report on the night's events.
Flickr Photo Album Link
Uphill Racers Report Link
2019 Record Breakers -
Wallace Menzies - Hill Record (33.13secs)
British Hillclimb Champion 2019
Jimmy Hodges - Motorcycle Hill Record (39.94secs)
First Motorcycle to break the 40 second barrier
Olivia Cooper - Ladies Hill Record (37.06 secs)
Ian Guy & Jed Pilmoor Brady - Sidecar record (42.30 secs)
( Photos - Thanks to Hannah Mills and Nigel Cole )