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Lydden Hill Race Circuit
Wootton
Canterbury
Kent
CT4 6RX

5 day weather Forecast

Overcast
Friday 12/14 10%
High 39° / Low 31°
Overcast
Generally cloudy. Cold. High 39F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph.
Rain
Saturday 12/15 100%
High 38° / Low 37°
Rain
Becoming windy. Cloudy skies with periods of rain developing in the afternoon. High 38F. Winds SSE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Chance of Rain
Sunday 12/16 80%
High 49° / Low 38°
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy early followed by increasing clouds with showers developing later in the day. High 49F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 12/17 10%
High 48° / Low 45°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 48F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 12/18 60%
High 49° / Low 45°
Chance of Rain
Windy. Showers developing in the afternoon. High 49F. Winds S at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

Lydden Hill - Track Guide

Ben Whibley – Caterham Champion

Lydden Hill is a hidden gem for most track day users. The circuit provides a friendly and cost effective way to get track time. It can be seen from any point and it’s easy to get your bearings with only four corners. Some track days allow you to overtake on any side like a test day, so make sure you pay attention during the briefing.

On track you begin at Canterbury Straight, which starts to dip down into Pilgrims – a long sweeping right-hander where you need to make sure all braking is done before you turn, as there is not a lot of room for error. Drift wide to the left before coming back to the right near the service road and try to keep as close to the white line under-braking. There is a small bump you need to pass first. With Devil’s Elbow, make sure you get on the power at the apex and drift wide, but not too wide as you will be penalised in competition. This corner is important as you need to maintain speed for the steep hill.

North Bend scrubs a lot of speed. You are still pointing uphill, so a trail brake is OK here, but don’t go too hot or you will lose speed coming back down the steep hill to Paddock Bend.

With most corners, when you exit you always feel you could have gone quicker, but I see so many cars in the gravel here. Be respectful to this corner, which starts with a dip before the apex that is on the peak of the hill where the car goes light and drifts onto the grass. Experiment with this corner and build up slowly.

Enjoy this fast circuit.

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