Average grade: 5.5 %
Length: 2.17 km
Height start: 104 m
Height top: 224 m
Elevation: 120 m
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The real climb does not start until you are part the railway bridge and then the road turns to the left in a hairpin and ramps up quickly. Take it easy and dont push too hard and youll have a good climb if you pace.
The road then turns to the right and my Garmin begins saying all kind of high gradients. You climb past an only Pill Box gun emplacement on your left and youre about a third the way up.
You cant see the top because youre hedged in all around by overhanging trees and very high banks that are beautifully covered in lush green moss.
This road is narrow and cars use it as a cut through from Guildford to Dorking and vise versa.
As you reach the next bend you are over half way but youre still not sure you are at the top. Only in the last 50 meters or so are you sure youre there and your heart thanks you for it.
I try to surge the last bit. There is a felled tree about another 50 meters or so further on from the climb which is good sit on and have a drink or chat before enjoying turning round and descending to take on the Leith Hill climb on the opposite side of the A25.
Enjoy.I love the Surrey Hills
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