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Does Wales have the steepest street?

Posted: 8 Sep 2018, 1:31pm
by pwa
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45420155

I'd be walking. I'm not too proud.

Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Posted: 8 Sep 2018, 1:43pm
by Mick F
What about that hill in Whitby?
The one to the right of the 199 steps to the Abbey?

cq Whitby Steps 1.jpg
cw Whitby Steep Street 2.jpg


https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@54.48894 ... 312!8i6656

Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Posted: 8 Sep 2018, 1:45pm
by meic
Google seems to imply that it is a one way street going down only.
https://www.google.com/maps/@52.8613797 ... 312!8i6656

I used to think that I had cycled up it but I had instead ridden the "easy" way, up Twtil, that being a legal option.

Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Posted: 8 Sep 2018, 2:01pm
by Bonefishblues
Mick F wrote:What about that hill in Whitby?
The one to the right of the 199 steps to the Abbey?

$matches[2]cw Whitby Steep Street 2.jpg

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@54.48894 ... 312!8i6656

Cobblers!











Made a fortune out of that, didn't they?

Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Posted: 9 Sep 2018, 3:11pm
by 100%JR
We were there in Harlech a couple of weeks ago and my son and I had a walk down it.

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Odd that it states unsuitable for motors but there are houses with cars on both sides of the road for the last couple of hundred feet!?

Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Posted: 9 Sep 2018, 4:03pm
by NATURAL ANKLING
Hi,
Local to me, a beach road, chickened out on the tourer :(
40% = 22 degrees.........this is 26 degrees at an angle which makes it appear steeper, so its less than that but not much, need to measure accurately.

Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Posted: 9 Sep 2018, 4:39pm
by Mick F
The issue here is the definition of "street".

We have paths hereabouts that could even be as much as 45deg, but they ain't streets.

Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Posted: 9 Sep 2018, 5:00pm
by rjb
Vale street in Bristol is the steepest street in England according to the ordnance survey. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-38568893

Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Posted: 9 Sep 2018, 6:09pm
by brynpoeth
More rubbish from the bbc :(
22% is less than 1 in 4

One would have thought this could easily be resolved :?

Not sure how much use Ffordd Penllech is if one may only cycle down it
The bit above the main road through the village* is very steep too

* Harlech: village or town?

Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Posted: 9 Sep 2018, 6:26pm
by 100%JR
brynpoeth wrote:Not sure how much use Ffordd Penllech is if one may only cycle down it

A car passed us going up the hill so I presume you can cycle up it too?Unless it's local access only for vehicles?

Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Posted: 9 Sep 2018, 6:28pm
by brynpoeth
Can? May?
Is the sign "unsuitable for motons" advisory only?

Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Posted: 9 Sep 2018, 6:39pm
by 100%JR
brynpoeth wrote:Can? May?
Is the sign "unsuitable for motons" advisory only?

Well as I stated above there are houses with cars on their drive maybe 200m lower down from that sign.We didn't walk all the way down so I can't comment on whether there are dwellings further down or not.
My parents live in a Farmhouse in the Yorkshire Dales.There is a "not suitable for motor vehicles" on the gate as you leave the road.It's 3 miles from the road to the house...the track is Tarmac.... :wink:

Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Posted: 9 Sep 2018, 6:46pm
by meic
Ffordd Pen Llech is a one way street.
The link which I posted upthread even shows the no entry sign.
https://www.google.com/maps/@52.8613797 ... 312!8i6656

Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Posted: 9 Sep 2018, 6:53pm
by 100%JR
meic wrote:Ffordd Pen Llech is a one way street.
The link which I posted upthread even shows the no entry sign.
https://www.google.com/maps/@52.8613797 ... 312!8i6656

The chap in the car that passed us was either:-
a.Oblivious to this
b.A local going home who thinks it doesn't apply to him
c.Just didn't care
:|

Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Posted: 9 Sep 2018, 6:58pm
by brynpoeth
If one may only cycle down it does not count

Where is the steepest road one may cycle up?