UCR: Harrowgate Lane

Location: Harrowgate Ln, Denmead, Hampshire PO8 0, UK
  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Location: Denmead, Hampshire.
  • OS Explorer Map 119, 'Meon Valley. Portsmouth, Gosport & Fareham'.
  • Starting OS Grid Reference: SU673148
  • Starting GPS Co-ordinates: N50 55' 45.92" W001 02' 31.92"
  • Finishing OS Grid Reference:  SU659137
  • Finishing GPS Co-ordinates: N50 55' 10.11" W001 03' 46.16"
  • To see: Hambledon cricket ground with the Bat & Ball pub, the beautiful Meon Valley, the City of Portsmouth, the Napoleonic forts of Ports Down Hill.
  • ALWAYS follow the Greenlane Code!

Harrowgate Lane is a pleasure to drive. The surface of this UCR, although very lightly rutted, consists of firm gravel. Since the lane runs along the base of a shallow valley between open fields, there is no undergrowth to threaten the paintwork.

Beginning at the eastern end on Old Mill Lane, just north of Denmead Mill, the lane heads south west along a slight depression formed by Pit Hill to the north and the low hills to the south of the lane. The lane gently snakes its way along the contours, heading ever-so-slightly down hill, and at SU664141 it is crossed by another UCR, called Horsepost Lane. Harrowgate Lane eventually ends at Pithill Farm. A very pleasant and easy drive, it scores a three.

When you're done, head up to the Bat and Ball pub, just up the road in the village of Hambledon, to check out the cricket ground there over your compulsory apres-lane tipple!

Total Distance: 1.90 km (1.2 mi)
Total Time: 6:53
Moving Time: 6:47
Average Speed: 16.54 km/h (10.3 mi/h)
Average Moving Speed: 16.76 km/h (10.4 mi/h)
Max Speed: 21.67 km/h (13.5 mi/h)
Min Elevation: 103 m (338 ft)
Max Elevation: 125 m (408 ft)
Elevation Gain: 6 m (20 ft)
Max Grade: 1 %
Min Grade: -3 %

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