Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
Well done to anyone who manages to cycle up the full incline from High Peak junction to the nice seat at the top with a lovely view. The incline is a constant gradient so no chance for the rest at any point. In autumn there are a lot of leaves and nuts on the ground which makes cycling even harder. I failed after about two thirds of the slope!
Great way though to gain the height and then travel further along the High Peak trail.
October 23, 2018
Climb starts right at the junction with the canal and continues with no let up at a constant 1:12 right to the top. Cyclists are advised to walk down although few take notice of the signs. The remains of a runaway truck can be found in the pit near the bottom of the slope.
July 23, 2018
Stock up at the café at the bottom, then it's constant 15% incline without break for the first half, leveling off to around 10% for the end. Gets slightly muddy in winter, but nothing too drastic. Towards the top it gets a little bit more hard going due to it being a bit rockier. Absolutely worth the effort for the view and the smoooooth flat cycle route at the top.
December 12, 2020
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