Cycling Long Mynd Asterton

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Long Mynd - Asterton

Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 18.8 %

Length: 0.85 km

Altitude start: 256 m

Altitude top: 416 m

Ascent: 160 m

Maximum: 20 %

Long Mynd rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 3441 (all)
Ranking England: 3 (all)
Difficulty score: 68.56 what?

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A particularly brutal climb over a short distance but with excellent views from the west side of the Long Mynd into Wales

The Long Mynd is situated in Shropshire. Starting from Asterton, the Long Mynd ascent is 0.85 km long. Over this distance, you climb 160 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 18.8 %. The maximum slope is 20 %.

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Stories, information and comments from Long Mynd climbers
Story by George Yuill from Northampton, United Kingdom, submitted on 22/04/2013
Weekend in Shropshire. Gutted three of us couldn''t complete the Long Mynd! 25 percent! Hardest climb since I did Wrynose, Honister & Kirkstone 20 years ago! Only managed a third of it from the Asterton side, had to walk most of it, & a knee injury didn''t help, though got back on & cycled the last section. Just too steep & narrow! It must be difficult to climb anyway if there''s lots of traffic. Three minibuses came down the climb and we had to move on to grass verge to let them pass so you''ve got to be lucky to ride it on a clear road.
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Story by Philip Magnus from Muswell Hill, United Kingdom, submitted on 27/09/2009
The Daddy! The views are tremendous, Im sure that its more than 0.85kms. Unrelenting gradient. Dont stop youll never get started again.
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Story by Paul Merrick from Craven Arms, United Kingdom, submitted on 09/03/2008
Im lucky to live in this beautiful part of the world & the climb up the Long Mynd from Asterton is one of the toughest locally. Although for me, a greater challenge is from Newcastle (251820) to Spoad (254808). The corners seem to increase the gradient.
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