Ash Lea, Minsterley

A surprise

Riding the Hill

Starting in Minsterley this climb is up Callow Lane, and is a surprise - you don't expect this kind of steepness and length so far from the Long Mynd/Stiperstones. 

There's a tiny rise just to get out of Minsterley and  then the proper climbing starts with 6% gradients going up through 10% and a few twists in the road.

Pretty soon you are climbing at 14% and then the road curves left and into over-hanging trees for a final 16% challenge.  There's a large shed on the right which marks the top.


Details:
Distance1.8km
Ave. Gradient6.6%
Max. Gradient16%
Elevation Gained119m
ConditionsGood quality road
Strava LinkLink


Location
On the main road (A488) in Minsterly look for Callow Lane turning right by the Crown & Sceptre pub.




Hills nearby
Carry on to do Habberley Hill and then go through Pulverbatch and do Harold's Bank

Plealey Hill also nearby.

Last word
In the midst of the flat valley its a surprise to find this stiff little climb.  Long, too.