Does Wales have the steepest street?

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Does Wales have the steepest street?

Postby pwa » 8 Sep 2018, 1:31pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45420155

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Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Postby Mick F » 8 Sep 2018, 1:43pm

What about that hill in Whitby?
The one to the right of the 199 steps to the Abbey?

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cw Whitby Steep Street 2.jpg


https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@54.48894 ... 312!8i6656
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Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Postby meic » 8 Sep 2018, 1:45pm

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.
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Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Postby Bonefishblues » 8 Sep 2018, 2:01pm

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

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Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Postby 100%JR » 9 Sep 2018, 3:11pm

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!?
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Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 9 Sep 2018, 4:03pm

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.
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Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Postby Mick F » 9 Sep 2018, 4:39pm

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.
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Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Postby rjb » 9 Sep 2018, 5:00pm

Vale street in Bristol is the steepest street in England according to the ordnance survey. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-38568893
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Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Postby brynpoeth » 9 Sep 2018, 6:09pm

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?
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Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Postby 100%JR » 9 Sep 2018, 6:26pm

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?
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Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Postby brynpoeth » 9 Sep 2018, 6:28pm

Can? May?
Is the sign "unsuitable for motons" advisory only?
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Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Postby 100%JR » 9 Sep 2018, 6:39pm

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:
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Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Postby meic » 9 Sep 2018, 6:46pm

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
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Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Postby 100%JR » 9 Sep 2018, 6:53pm

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
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Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Postby brynpoeth » 9 Sep 2018, 6:58pm

If one may only cycle down it does not count

Where is the steepest road one may cycle up?
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