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CADWELL PARK

Historic Lincolnshire circuit, oft described as the mini-Nurburgring. A circuit that always deserves respect. It can bite back. Rewarding when you start to master it.

Circuit Notes: Cadwell Park

Andrew Cliffe 2017

Getting to the circuit.

Cadwell Park is situated on the A153 between Horncastle and Louth, which is between the A158 and Ais situated on the A11 between Thetford to the South and Norwich to the North.   

If coming from the South or Midlands, you will join the A11 from the A14 near Cambridge and continue past Thetford. 

If coming from the Norwich, you may arrive from the A47 Kings Lynn road, until reaching Norwich, where you head south on the A11. 

Getting in the Circuit

The circuit is clearly signposted from the A11 dual carriageway.   Negotiate roundabouts on the slip roads and the circuit is very close to the main road.   There is only one enterance

The paddock is split into several areas, a grassy area behind the assembly area, a large tarmac area behind the pitlane, and a newer tarmac area alongside Tyrrell's restaurant.

The paddock is mostly flat although is slightly terraced, so don't assume one person can push a car around...

The pit lane has good access along the entire length, with the circuit office being at one end.   A seperate building along side is used for race admin, timing and the Clerk of the Course offices.

Beyond that is parc ferme which is also used for scruitineering

There are no 240V power points in the outer paddock areas, but there are taps for water dotted around.

Garages have power points for both 13A and caravan type power sockets.

 

Loo, shower etc.

There is a small shower block in the middle of the paddock.  There are a number of toilet blocks situated around the paddock,

Sign on

Competitor signing on is usually in a small building alongside the scruitineering bay.   The circuit office is near the club house.

Scrutineering

Scruitineering has a number of bays next to parc ferme.   Or the scruitineers will come to you.  Check timetable and final instructions.

Restaurants at the circuit.

The Cadwell clubhouse serves a variety of hot and cold meals throughout the day, and there a bar serving into the evening.

There is usually at least one fast food stall open in the paddock, serving burgers and hotdogs.

Local facilities

The nearest town is Louth with a selection of restaurants and take-aways.   Horncastle is a few miles further away, but offers similar delights. 

Louth has a Morrisons Supermarket, Horncastle has a Tesco.  Louth has the nearest petrol station, although the circuit itself has a pump.

Camping

There are plenty of grassy areas for camping

 

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