Larkstone Lane

Larkstone Lane is situated in the centre of the Peak District, somewhere between Leek and Ashbourne. It climbs from the valley of River Manifold and after the first left-hander becomes a real test with a gradient of 16%. There is then a right-hander which offers some respite for half a kilometre before regaining its double-digit gradient as it climbs up the hillside. Near the summit, there is a false flat before final push for the linne which leaves you on top of the moor and great views around you.

Details of the climb

  • Location: Leek, Grindon,  Staffordshire
  • Distance: 1.9 km
  • Average gradient: 7.0%
  • Maximum gradient: 16.3%
  • Height gain 140 m
  • 100 climbs: 144
  • Strava segment
  • Everesting = 8848/132 = 100 ascents – total distance 241 km.
  • Direction: West
  • KOM: 5.25 – 20.8 km/h
  • QOM: 7.21 – 15.3 km/h




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