SNETTERTON 200 / 300

Fast circuit in Norfolk on former wartime Bomber base. Circuit recently extended to 3 miles in length with 2 mile option with a short 1 mile infield.

Circuit Notes: Snetterton

Andrew Cliffe 2017

Getting to the Circuit

Snetterton is 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 entrance

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

Noise testing is carried out just outside the assembly area.

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 16A blue power sockets.

There is a Sunoco filling station on site selling (I think) a 100RON fuel.    Esso on the doorstep and Shell within 8 miles.  BP and Tesco within 10 miles.

Loo, shower etc.

There is a shower block in the middle of the paddock and a toilet block.   There are also toilets along the pit lane and more in Tyrrell's restaurant.

Sign on

If physical sign on required, this will be in the circuit office at the end of the pit lane, or the building alongside.   


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

Restaurants at the Circuit

Tyrrell's restaurant and bar serves a variety of hot and cold meals throughout the day into early evening, and also has an alcohol licence. 

There is usually at least one fast food stall, usually burgers, between the assembly area and Murrays Corner (nee Russell's Bend).   Larger meetings may have more choice.

Local Facilities

There is a new Service area on the Snetterton junction with an Esso petrol station,   There is a 24 hour McDonalds here, as well as a Greggs, Subway and Starbucks. Heading north towards Norwich - there is a Shell (Northbound A11) and BP (Southbound) with small M&S attached.   Diner (N) and Starbucks (S).

The town of Attleborough has a number of take-aways, pubs and restaurants, as well as a Sainsburys and Lidl supermarkets.

Nearest accomodation is Breckland Lodge in Attleborough,  or Angel Inn at Larling, with but there plenty of other options depending on budget, including Travel Lodges at Thetford and Norwich.

Norwich is about 20 miles north-east on the A11.


Snetterton is a former RAF base and there can often be a bracing wind blowing - even if its a sunny day.   Have been known to get four seasons in one day.