Cadwell Park Circuit - English version of Nurburgring
Cadwell Park Circuit may not be one of the best-known racing venues in England but it is definitely one of the most attractive ones.
Opened in 1934
The circuit located near the town of Louth in Lincolnshire has a long history. It was opened in 1934 by Mansfield Wilkinson and was used by his sons for racing. In the next couple of years, some local races were held there before the paving of the track in 1938. Motorbikes races have always been the main events at Cadwell Park because the track is too narrow for the serious automobile racing. However, Formula 3 race was held during the 1960s, as well as some club and historic cars racing events.
The circuit was modified and modernized many times
Originally, the track was only 1.2 km long but over the year the track went through many modifications and modernization before the final changes were made in 2006. Since then, the track has four layouts. The main one is 3.508 km long Motorcycle Full Circuit with 11 turns, while the so-called Full Circuit is just 6 m shorter. There is also 2.375 km long Club Circuit with 7 turns, as well as the 1.365 km long Woodland Circuit with 5 turns.
Attractive, challenging and popular circuit
The circuit, owned by MotorSport Vision since 2004, is located in the steep-sided woodland valley and because of its nature it earned a nickname mini-Nurburgring. This exciting and demanding circuit with many gradient changes has a great reputation and is one of the most popular destinations of the British bikers. Probably the best-known but infamous part of the track is so called Mountain section where riders usually go airborne.
The British Superbike Championship round in August is the main event at Cadwell Park and is always well attended. The Cadwell Park with its modest pit and paddock area is also available for the cars and bikes testing and track days, but over the years it also hosted some non-motorsport events, like some national cycling competitions.
Getting there and accommodation
Three airports are relatively close to the Cadwell Park – Humberside (40 km), Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport (around 80 km), and East Midlands Airport (around 125 km). You can get there by using the train. The nearest stations are Market Rasen, around 25 km, and Lincoln which is around 40 km from the circuit.
The accommodation won’t be a problem because in the vicinity of Cadwell Park Circuit you can find many small hotels, guest houses, inns, and Poachers Hideaway Camping site.
Video – Cadwell Park Circuit guide
Address: Cadwell Park Circuit, Louth, Lincolnshire LN11 9SE, UK
Phone: +44 1507 343248