Bufton's Bank, Church Stretton

A favourite climb

A popular local climb with good roads and reasonable gradients.

Riding the Hill
The Strava section starts immediately past this cottage and junction but the first half km or so is pretty flat.
It starts going upwards from beside this white fence - but just 3% gradient.
There's a right turning - but keep going left and now the real climbing starts

After the turning it's 8 to 10% for a good while.
There are some flatter respites half-way, before the gradient returns to 10%
Over the brow and coast down to this cross-roads, where you have a right option for a 15% finisher...

Ave. Gradient4.1%
Max. Gradient10%
Elevation Gained116m
ConditionsClean tarmac
Strava LinkLink

Bufton's Bank - www.bikeroutetoaster.com

Hills nearby
Lawley Tripleberg is anothe way up to almost the same top.  Alternatively, once you have climbed Bufton drop down to Cardington and then on to Roman Bank.

Location - travelling towards Church Stretton on the A49 - get to Leebotwood and take the left turning.  At the T-junction turn right and then keep left and pretty soon you are on Bufton's Bank.

Last Word - a "doable" climb for all road cyclists offering good gradients over a significant length (just imagine doing the same for 15km and you have an Alpine climb!)

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