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  • Peak District Climbs - #3 Wheatlands Lane

    The official name of this road is Wheatlands Lane, but local cyclists usually refer to the climb as Bubnell (therefore it became the name of one of our garments). As usual, some of these Peak District climb entries are based not only on their difficulty but also scenic qualities and quietness and for this reason Wheatsland Lane is featured. If you've come from Hathersage, Froggatt or Baslow, it's a great little rolling back-wack that I can honestly say I've seen about 4 cars on, from all my time using it. Due to other roads in the area running parrarell or leading to the same place, it's not very often used by other transport, leaving you and your friends to enjoy the road and the passing views of Bramley and Toost Wood. 

    It's a short a rolling road with a gradient of only 4% for about 1.5miles and riding at a social pace, it will take you less than ten minutes, with a short descent winding around the farm that leads into the steepest part of the climb, you can use your momentum to push over in the bing-ring up to  Hassop (where this road leads). From then on you've got the option to take on the Great Longstone Edge climb or head over to Monsal Head / Cressbrook. 

     

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