Cycling Wessenden Head Meltham

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Wessenden Head - Meltham (MTB)

Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 5.5 %

Length: 4.74 km

Altitude start: 185 m

Altitude top: 449 m

Ascent: 264 m

Wessenden Head rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 8660 (all)
Ranking United Kingdom: 153 (all)
Ranking Pennines: 10(all)
Difficulty score: 30.55 what?

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Climb from Meltham to the A635 Greenfield-Holmfirth "Isle Of Sky" Road

The Wessenden Head is situated in Lancashire. This climb belongs to the Pennines. Starting from Meltham, the Wessenden Head ascent is 4.74 km long. Over this distance, you climb 264 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 5.5 %.

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Stories, information and comments from Wessenden Head climbers
Story by Tim from Ashton Under Lyne, United Kingdom, submitted on 07/10/2013
this one caught me out. I''d just done 20 miles and had a pork pie and a snickers bar in meltham when I hit this bad boy before my food went down. I managed it without stopping on my mediocre road bike, but at times it was very slow going and changing between up out of the saddle and sat on seat frequently. very rewarding at the top with stunning panoramic views and equally rewarding descent down into manchester (if you''re heading that way). My eyes were streaming after the downhill - I need to invest in some glasses!
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