Haresfield Beacon

Haresfield Beacon is a tough climb near Stroud in the south-west of England. As the climb leaves the village of Haresfield in Gloucestershire, there is a deceptively gently start. But after a few hundred metres, the climb increases gradient, reaching a maximum of 25%. The 1km section in the middle is really tough. The climb levels off near the summit, but by then the legs will be feeling the long steep section. It affords great views across the Gloucestershire plains and Cotswolds.

Haresfield Beacon
Haresfield Beacon. Photo Don Muir

Details of the climb

  • Location: Haresfield, Stroud – S.W. England
  • Distance: 2.2 km
  • Average gradient: 9%
  • Maximum gradient: 25%
  • Height gain 191 m
  • 100 climbs: 106
  • Strava segment
  • Everesting = 8848/300 = 46 ascents – 102 km.
  • Direction: south-east
  • KOM: 7.13 – 18.8 km/h
  • QOM: 8.48




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