have compiled a few photos from around Oulton
Park that will help give a better idea what to expect and
what the vantage points are like.
are a few pictures missing from a couple of places but these will
be added soon.
Park is one of the most challenging and nicest circuits in the UK.
The track uses all it's natural gradients to create a track that
both rises and falls. There has been plenty of money invested in
Oulton Park in recent years that include a new pit area and medical
center and conference suite.
are 3 entrances to Oulton Park, the main entrance that takes you
into the center of the circuit going over the Paul Warrick bridge.
Another entrance is at Lodge corner (last corner on the circuit)
and is situated about 100 metres away from the main entrance. Anyone
who plans to spend most of their time on the outside of the track
anywhere from Lodge Corner, down the Start/Finish straight right
round past Old Hall Corner would probably be entering via this entrance.
The last entrance is at Knickerbrooke and is situated on the opposite
side of the track to the Start/Finish straight.
entrance provides plenty of parking spaces with extra parking now
available than was previously available with more fields opened
one should struggle to find a parking space within Oulton Park even
on the busy events days such as the BTCC (British Touring Car Championship),
although in the unlikely case that there is more vehicles turn up
than can be fitted inside the circuit there is overflow parking
available just outside the circuit that is only a very short walk
pits and pit lane at Oulton Park have
undergone development and now offer even more to both teams and
spectators. When pit lane viewing is on (there is usually an hour
window before racing to visit the pits) spectators can walk up and
down the length of where the pits are. They have also now been designed
so spectators can also view from the rear of the pit too so if you
find it too busy round the front sometimes you may get to see a
bit more round the back.
wanting to get autographs especially on the main event meetings
such as Super Bikes and the Touring cars this is probably the best
opportunity to get autographs. Many teams have signing sessions
and offer free posters and words with the drivers and riders.
a tip, if you are not as interested in getting an autograph and
instead want to get a closer look of the cars/bikes then visit the
garages of the teams who do not seem to be having an autograph session
or giving anything away as these are usually slightly less busy
and less people.
to cross the track
are 3 places that spectators can cross the circuit at Oulton Park,
1 is over the bridge at Clay Hill (opposite side of the track to
the Start/Finish line, near to Knickerbrooke). This bridge is fairly
steep so you should take care and use the hand rails when using
the bridge. Also, as the bridge is open to the elements when it
rains it does get wet and with it having metal steps you should
take extra care so as not to slip.
other crossing points are across the actual race circuit so are
only opened up in between races. As you would imagine there can
get a build up of people wanting to cross especially on large events
so don't rush as everyone wants to cross. Also, you will have people
coming towards you crossing from the other side so it can get very
of the crossings is at Lodge corner and has a large gate that gets
opened once it is safe for spectators to cross and the other crossing
is just after Old Hall corner. This crossing can get a bit of a
bottle neck as it is just 1 small gate at either side of the track
that spectators going in both directions have to go through.
is important to arrive at the crossings in plenty of time and to
be patient and not to push and shove. If you arrive late the marshals
will not reopen the gates for crossing until after the next race.
is a special area designated for disabled parking and viewing that
is situated on the inside of the track. Anyone who wants to park
in this section must enter via the main entrance. The disabled parking
area is basically on the opposite side to the entrance and gives
a good viewing platform and has compact stones and not grass and
is suitable to put a wheelchair on.
The area gives a good viewing area of the circuit ranging from Cascades,
up Lake Side, down Hill Top and up Clay Hill. This vantage point
gives the largest viewing of the track from one position.
is plenty of choice when it comes to food. Oulton Park has a number
of food vans and selling the usual burgers & hot-dogs and baps.
There is also a number of beer vans too to serve you your beer/wines
& spirits (only for those of you not driving).
however you fancy a sit down & something else to eat take a
visit to "Chequers" that is situated on the inside of
the track behind the pits and paddock area.
cost of entry to Oulton Park varies depending on what the event
is, obviously with the most popular meetings such as British Touring
Cars & Super Bikes being the top rated events. Entry on the
race day to these will be around £26, although if you book
your ticket in advance either online or over the phone you can get
a discount so you can expect to pay £21.
Larger events also give the opportunity to get a weekend ticket
if you want to stay over or watch the qualifying. Weekend tickets
again cost slightly more but not too much more.
less popular race meetings are priced accordingly and are less to
enter with tickets being as cheap as £12 if you pay on the
day or £10 if you order in advance.
Park circuit images
you spectate towards the end of the Start/Finish straight
at Oulton Park you get a good view of the cars coming down
the straight and round Old Hall corner.
back at Old Hall from The Avenue
goes slightly downhill as it approaches Cascades
top image of Clay Hill is from the inside of the Oulton Park
bottom image is of Clay Hill from the outside of the circuit
near to Knickerbrooke.
bridge is the bridge to use to cross from the Knickerbrooke
entrance to the center of the circuit.
only way to view Druids corner up close is from the inside
of the track, you have to walk over the rally track to get
there. It is relatively quiet of spectators.
main entrance runs over this bridge
is the view of Lodge Corner from the inside of the Oulton
Park circuit. The best viewing position for Lodge corner is
on the outside of the circuit.
If you view from Lodge Corner you can also view the racing
as it goes down and up Deer Leap.
Leap leads to the entrance to the pit lane and also to the
Viewing from the bottom of Deer Leap you can see the racing
as they come round Lodge Corner and up Deer Leap.
If you view from the top of Deep Leap you can view the cars
come round Lodge Corner and up Deer Leep but also down part
of the Start/Finish straight.