Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 09:28 AM
A long drag of a climb from Mankinholes to Swillington, this climb hugs the moorland below Stoodley Pike. The weather and strong westerly winds can make this old package trail challenging. At 1.7 miles in length and an average gradient of 3.3% this climb is challenging (Blue). Max gradient 9.7% and (Cat 4).
Challenging – Blue
Challenging climbs are likely to feature an average gradient between 3 and 5% and can feature some technical difficulty. These climbs are ideal for people who have a good level of fitness and want to improve their ability to climb and feel a sense of achievement.