- 1.3 miles
- Average Gradient
- Map Ref
- SE 059 129
Follow the route to the previous climb but instead of turning right up the hill continue for approximately a quarter of a mile further on. The start of the climb is at its junction with Crow Trees Road and Kettle Lane adjacent to the railway, don’t turn down under the railway line continue straight ahead. Again this is a road where if you meet an oncoming vehicle there is a great probability that you will have to stop and turn round and start again as it is very narrow in places.
Don’t let the average gradient fool you into thinking that this is an easy hill it is definitely NOT. It is very tough and difficult terrain in places on your way up to the hamlet of Slaithwaite Hall including a very tight hairpin bend and your chance to climb some cobbles which are to the left of centre on the road, though you can be sensible and use the tarmac at the sides where the gradient is between 16% and 19%. The rest is much less severe. This climb is part of the West Yorkshire Circular route so just follow the signs. Once you get to the hamlet the road flattens out and isn’t too much of a challenge after that and only moderate increases of gradient. Keep an eye out on your left for a field with Wallabies in!! Yes Wallabies in Slawit!! The climb finishes once again at the Rose and Crown pub, Cop Hill.