Ashdown Forest

A long gradual ascent through Ashdown Forest. The climb starts to the south-west of Groombridge and gently rises before two periods of descent. The second descent is quite substantial and at half way through the climb the net height gain is fairly marginal. But, after a nice descent, the final 4 km are all uphill averaging 4-5%. With a nice tailwind it can be a fast climb.

ashdown forest

Ashdown Forest. Photo Sludge G

Details of the climb

  • Location: Ashdown Forest, Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Distance: 4.73 km
  • Average gradient: 2%
  • Maximum gradient: 10%
  • Height gain 230 m
  • Net gain in height – 174m (considerable downhill in middle)
  • 100 climbs: 115
  • Strava segment
  • Everesting = 8848/230 = 100 ascents – total distance 241 km.
  • Direction: South West
  • KOM: 17.39 – 33.6 km/h
  • QOM: 5.54 – 26.0 km/h

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