Ewden Bank

Stocksbridge is a real mecca for steep hills. Pea Royd Lane on the other side of the valley has been a frequent venue for the national hill climb championship. Ewden Bank on the south side of Stocksbridge is a similar climb – steep, variable gradient and twists in the road.

Starting from Ewden Beck it bends right then left and immediately becomes steep 15%. There is a marginal decrease in gradient in the middle section but you may not notice and it doesn’t last for long as it regains steepness before a right hander takes you up to Thorpe’s Brow.

Details of the climb

  • Location: Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire
  • Distance: 1.0 km
  • Average gradient: 12%
  • Maximum gradient: 16%
  • Height gain 124 m
  • 100 climbs: 137
  • Strava segment
  • Everesting = 8848/124 = 72 ascents – total distance 144 km.
  • Direction: North
  • KOM: 3.20 – 18.1 km/h
  • QOM: 5.07 – 11.8 km/h




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