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 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
Wallace Menzies - 33.13 secs
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.
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.
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"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 (April 2020) -
Corona Virus Update -
We are monitoring developments of the COVID-19 virus and its impact on our programme of motorsport events.
We plan to publish an update each week on Facebook - latest update here.
May Events Postponed -
Following the latest guidelines regarding the COVID-19 virus all events in the month of May have been postponed.
We will continue to monitor developments and look for opportunities to get back 'up and running' as soon as possible.
Woolbridge MC Hillclimb -
Please note that the next event on Sat 25th April and Sunday 26th April has been postponed.
This is consistent with Government advice and Motorsport UK policy on COVID-19..
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.