Cragg Vale - England's Longest Climb

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Recommended by 32 out of 32 road cyclists


  • Roadie Steve 🚴‍♂️

    At around 5.4 miles and at an average gradient of 3%, Cragg Vale is England's longest climb. Although not particularly steep (maxing out at around 10% and not for very long), it is worth a look.

    • September 4, 2018

  • Joe Trickett

    A real steady climb, no big gradients but it keeps on going!!!

    • June 27, 2019

  • Tom

    Not a very challenging climb, nice once you get out of the village and into the countryside

    • October 1, 2019

  • VeloElle

    Steady up the Cragg, it's not a difficult climb as the gradient is pretty shallow but it is a long 'un. It's a bit exposed once you're up on the tops and it's almost always a prevailing westerly, so don't be surprised if you're pedalling into a headwind.
    Cracking, swooping descent down Blackstone Edge from the top though with great views over Rochdale and greater Manchester.

    • June 17, 2020

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Location: Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom


  • Distance5.46 mi
  • Uphill950 ft
  • Downhill0 ft

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