The Lecht Road is situated in Scotland
and belongs to the
Starting from Tomintoul,
the Lecht Road ascent is 12 km long. Over this distance, you climb 304 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 2.5 %.
Stories, information and comments from Lecht Road climbers
Story by Charles Marshall from Sunderland, United Kingdom, submitted on 16/04/2008
Most of the Lecht Road isnt too severe, but theres a section of a couple of hundred metres at 25% final four kilometers amount to a serious test. A lot depends on the conditions. The Cairngorms can resemble a little slice of the arctic and the final kilometer or so is fairly exposed, so in a high wind this can turn from difficult to atrocious. On the day I climbed it in August 2007 I had to get off the bike at one point near the top, not because of the gradient but because the crosswind was blowing me off the road. It is, however, in the middle of a magnificent route from Braemar to Grantown-on-Spey; Id absolutely recommend it.