The incline

The incline

Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

Created by komoot users
Recommended by 29 out of 30 cyclists


  • Kelly

    Steep long slog! Hard work on a full sus, slightly lesser on a gravel bike. Totally worth it for the goodness at the top though!

    • July 7, 2018

  • smokey57

    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

  • smokey57

    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

  • Joseph Morris

    Best way to Black Rocks for mountain/gravel bikers who have come from the Lea Area

    • June 6, 2019

  • Jungo_p

    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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Location: Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom


  • Distance0.63 mi
  • Uphill325 ft
  • Downhill25 ft

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