Exmoor Forest climb

  • Location: Lynton, Devon, Exmoor
  • Other names: B3223
  • Distance: 6.9 miles
  • Average gradient: 4 %
  • Maximum gradient: 13%
  • Height gain. 425 m
  • KOM time: 25.21 / 16.4 mph
  • Category: 2
  • 100 climbs: #6
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From just outside the small Devon town of Lynton, Exmoor is a real beast of a climb snaking 7 miles south – up towards the top of the Exmoor hills. The climb offers fantastic views north towards the Bristol Channel. There is a steeper section in the middle, but nothing excessive; this is mainly a long steady climb. The first two miles are a steady 4-5%, then comes the steeper section of around 10%. The last couple of miles are very gradual – only 1 or 2%. If you have a nice northerly tailwind you can fly up this climb. But, if its a southerly headwind, it will make it a long seven miles.

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Exmoor, Kristian Thy CC

Exmoor Forest is not too far from Porlock and Dunkery Beacon so it is quite possible to get some really big hill climbs all in one go around this part of Devon.

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