Course: Kirkby Slate Road Hill Climb
Length:  0.9 miles
Ascent:  100 metres (approx)

Course record 30-Mar-2014 4:01 Dave Huck (Lakes RC)
Club record 23-Aug-2012 4:23 Connor Furness (J)
Course record (L) 19-Feb-2012 6:43 Anne Plant (Herbalife/Wheelbase)
Club record (L) - - -

This is a single track dead end rough track course. The climb rises 100m in 0.9 miles from the crossroads west of Netherhouses/Broughton Beck  to the wind turbine electricity sub station on the top of the moor. NOTE this starts off as a normal road surface but quickly becomes a rutted track. There is a slight fast drop in the middle then the rest of the climb is very rough with potholes, gravel and serious erosion.

Where is it?
This is the road heading towards the Kirkby Moor wind-farm located roughly half-way between Ulverston and Grizebeck village as the crow flies. There are no nearby postcodes available that I can find. The nearest building is Rake Farm which is just West of Netherhouses in Osmotherley parish.  From Barrow/Ulverston, head to Horrace farm crossroads (SATNAV- LA12 7SB) then take the road that rises in a north westerly direction. Keep going until coming to the first crossroads. Turn left. For anyone who is good with maps, start at a point close to crossroads at GR SD268818.

Parking and Safety
NO VEHICLES TO BE TAKEN UP THE TRACK (except timekeeper).  Parking is recommended in the lane heading down from the crossroads towards Netherhouses and drivers are asked to consider all road users when leaving the vehicle.
THIS COURSE IS RECOMMENDED FOR MOUNTAINBIKES / CYCLOCROSSERS / ROUGH HACKS. It is your responsibility to ensure you turn up with suitable equipment for the course. Carbon framed super-lightweight road bikes/wheels are not recommended. Riders are requested to take extreme care when descending the course (preferably walk with the bike) to avoid any issues with persons racing at that time.

Kirkby Slate Road Profile
Kirkby Slate Road Route

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