Winter’s Gibbet

  • Location: Winter’s Gibbet, Northumberland
  • Distance: 3.7 km
  • Average gradient: 4%
  • Maximum gradient: 10%
  • Height gain. 153m
  • 100 climbs: #61
  • Winter’s Gibbet, Strava
  • Everesting? – 58 * 7.4 km = 429 km
winters-gibbet – Photo: John Mabbitt

Winter’s Gibbet is not the steepest climb. It never gets above 10%, ad averages just 4% on the long drag to the top of the hill. But, it is exposed to the elements and the wind can be a difficult factor.

On top of the hill is the rather macabre gibbet retained since it was used in the Eighteenth Century.

winters-gibbet – Photo: Paul Thirkell

2004 National hill climb – Winter’s Gibbet

In 2004, the national hill climb was held on Winter’s Gibbet. It was won by Jon Dayus – 6.33 (Arctic Shorter)



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