The village of Whilton first appears in the Domesday Book way back in 1068 where it is referred to as ‘Woltone’. The land known as ‘Whilton Mill’ takes its name from the old 18th century watermill that is still visible today. From around 1841, Whilton Mill began providing hospitality to the local villagers in ‘The Mill public house’. Whilton Mill’s milling days slowly gave way to farming which continued right up until the late 1980’s. Whilton Mill first began Kart racing in 1991. The first karts were off road versions as the first circuit was on grass! The racing itself took place around the small field that is now the 450m Mill circuit. With increasing interest, a permanent, concrete track was built in early 1993. The karts moved to a more recognizable design with the purchase of a fleet from Stratos. As karting became more popular, the facility was later floodlit. This extended the company's operating season through into the winter months, making Whilton Mill a year-round business. With the new permanent track established, enquires from owner drivers began to increase and having seen the limitations of the small circuit, planning permission was applied for a larger complex; and so the National circuit was opened in 2000. This quickly extended into the 1150m International Circuit in 2007. As well as a thriving owner driver kart club, complimented by on-site shop and race teams, Whilton Mill now hosts a range of private and corporate events and is not limited to just kart racing! A range of off road disciplines from 4x4 driving to ATV quads, along with target sports such as archery and clay pigeon shooting, make the venue a unique setting for company days out. An assault course and extensive grounds broaden the scope for team building and activities as diverse as family fun days to product launches. Full catering facilities and a licensed bar complement the range of activities on offer, to help make every occasion special.
More info: www.whiltonmill.co.uk