Lydden Hill Circuit

The Track

Known as the friendly track, Lydden Hill International Racing Circuit was founded in 1955 by the late Bill Chesson and the Astra club. Lydden Hill Race Circuit (formerly known as Lydden Circuit) is the UK’s shortest road racing circuit (many shorter oval tracks exist) at exactly one mile (1609 m).

The venue is superbly situated in an Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty and set with its own amphitheatre, located in the beautiful village of Wootton about half-way between Canterbury and Dover in Kent.

It is mainly used for FIA, MSA and ACU events as well as trackdays, including rallycross, saloon and sports car racing and vintage motorcycle racing. It may be only a mile long, but Lydden is a testing circuit, with many undulation changes.


Lydden Hill circuit is situated on the main A2 between Canterbury and Dover. Access to the Circuit is from the A2 only and not via the villages that surround the circuit. We value the support of the local community, and would request that all visitors to the Circuit please respect our wishes on accessing the track. For all ‘Major’ events at Lydden Hill in 2014 there will be a strict Traffic Management operation in place to assist both spectators and residents THERE WILL BE NO ACCESS TO LYDDEN HILL FROM ANY SURROUNDING VILLAGES ACCESS IS VIA THE A2 ONLY

Track Days – Test Days – Motorsport Days