The Crawleyside Bank is situated in County Durham
Starting from Stanhope,
the Crawleyside Bank ascent is 4.62 km long. Over this distance, you climb 228 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 4.9 %.
Stories, information and comments from Crawleyside Bank climbers
Story by Malcolm Hodgson from Holywell, United Kingdom, submitted on 09/09/2014
Part of the Coast 2 Coast if you choose to stick to the tarmac.
Nothing quite prepares you for the vicious start of this climb.
many thanks to the roadworks that forced us onto the inside of the first right hander to take the steeper incline on the inside of the bend.
Once over the vicious start it is a series of pitches and eases. Not too bad in the end thanks to those relative rests.
Nothing but sheep at the top and a great view!
My personal climb rating:
Story by Stuart Gordon from Crook, Co Durham, United Kingdom, submitted on 11/06/2014
Crawleyside is like two climbs in one. the initial 500 or so meters after you start the climb are straight and not too bad, then you hit the first right hand turn and you''re on Crawleyside Bank proper and the gradient really kicks in. A left turn and your passing the houses where any residents will shake their heads in incomprehention at your pained struggles! the road bears right a little and you think you can see the top. You hit the cattle grid just as the road levels you realize that the climb drags on for another three kilometers in a series of steps until you''re on the moor top. Then the good bit a wonderful sweeping gentle descent to either Edmundbyers or turn of to Castleside (my favourite), just mind the sheep !