Bur Way from Church Stretton

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Elevation profile Bur Way from Church Stretton
Elevation profile Bur Way from Church Stretton
Elevation profile Bur Way from Church Stretton
306
difficulty points
9.4%
avg. gradient
16.9%
steepest 100 meters
3.1km
length
287m
total ascent

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Bur Way from Church Stretton is a climb in the region West Midlands. It is 3.1km long and bridges 287 vertical meters with an average gradient of 9.4%, resulting in a difficulty score of 306. The top of the ascent is located at 487 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 2 reviews of this climb and uploaded 1 photo.

Road names: Burway Road & Bur Way

5.0 by martinrtr
The Bur Way was my toughest ever challenges. Not the longest by any means and at its worst no more than 16% for 200m. But somehow it's a real pig. In fairness I was on a MTB which was, by weight alone, not the tool for the job*, but I had to really dig in and, in spite of the fact that it was... read more
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Bur Way from Church Stretton
This climb
West Midlands
125 climbs
England
2132 climbs
Europe
46433 climbs
Difficulty points
306
rank
3
21% easier than
Green Lane via Archenfield
rank
29
55% easier than
Great Dun Fell from Knock
rank
8059
Average gradient
9.4%
rank
19
30% less steep than
Wynniatts Way from Abberley
rank
280
59% less steep than
The Corkscrew
rank
3436
68% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
3.1km
rank
21
74% shorter than
Craswall from Longtown
rank
435
rank
18339
Total ascent
287m
rank
6
20% less ascent than
Craswall from Longtown
rank
74
54% less ascent than
Great Dun Fell from Knock
rank
11654

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
0 hairpin turns

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Climbing times

7 km/h 00:26:09
11 km/h 00:16:38
15 km/h 00:12:12
19 km/h 00:09:38

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Reviews (2)

martinrtr
1 Mo 5.0

The Bur Way was my toughest ever challenges. Not the longest by any means and at its worst no more than 16% for 200m. But somehow it's a real pig. In fairness I was on a MTB which was, by weight alone, not the tool for the job*, but I had to really dig in and, in spite of the fact that it was a winter morning, I had to somehow divest myself on my jacket whilst reaming upright (stopping not allowed!).
But. as always, when you get to the top it seems like fun and the views over the surrounding hills makes the effort worth while.
TIP: This is a very narrow road – in effect room for only one car. Don't even think about riding this on a summer afternoon when the cars queue like a busy Macdonald's drive through. My advice - get up at first light and have the road to yourself.
*Anyone agree with me that 'mountain bike' is a spectacular misnomer? The French Velo Tout Terrrain (VTT) is MUCH better.

Steve_S_T
1 Mo 5.0 00:18:48 (9.7km/h)

Leaving lovely Church Stretton the road rises gently at first, then gradually steepens towards double figures percentages as you negotiate the house lined road. Once you cross the cattle grid beyond the houses the gradients move towards the high teens as the road winds along the hill that it's cut into. If you can briefly turn your concentration away from controlling your breathing and pushing the pedals, it's worth casting regular glances away to your right to see how quickly the people and cars in Carding Mill Valley below you become "small" and distant. After a kilometer or so of bruising steepness, the gradient eases to single figures again, although your legs won't completely recover from their exertions on the steeps. As the road levels you'll be on the open moorland that characterises the hills in this region. It can be pretty windswept on top, so be ready for that. Also be mindful that although the road has a decent enough surface, it's mainly single track so cars have to make use of passing places. Add in to that the fact that this is a challenging driving environment, especially for nervous or novice drivers, you will need to stay mindful of vehicular traffic and try and gauge your pace at times to avoid having to come to a complete standstill behind cars etc.