UCR: Pitt Hill Lane

Location: Pitt Hill Ln, Hambledon, Hampshire PO7 4, UK
  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Location: Denmead, Hampshire.
  • OS Explorer Map 119, 'Meon Valley. Portsmouth, Gosport & Fareham'.
  • Starting OS Grid Reference: SU658140
  • Starting GPS Co-ordinates: N50 55' 21.41" W001 03' 48.71"
  • Finishing OS Grid Reference:  SU666151
  • Finishing GPS Co-ordinates: N50 56' 06.74" W001 02' 59.30"
  • 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!
Pitt Hill Lane is a short, easy going UCR just south-east of Hambledon, a village often referred to as the 'cradle of cricket'. Starting at its western end, just north of Pithill Farm, the lane carves its path atop the foothills of Broadhalfpenny Down.

Never much more than two occasionally ill-defined gravel tyre tracks either side of a grassy central separation, the lane winds its way 123' uphill with a high hedge on its left and a beautiful view over the shallow valley to its right. Despite the hedge's best efforts, encroaching vegetation is never an issue. After around a kilometre or so and just south of Glidden Farm with its microlight site, Pitt Hill Lane ends where it merges with Horsepost Lane, another UCR that runs roughly south-west towards Denmead.

On a fine summer's day there really are few lanes in this area offering a more pleasant drive. If only it were a touch longer it would score higher than a two.

Statistics:
Total Distance: 1.35 km (0.8 mi)
Total Time: 4:25
Moving Time: 4:24
Average Speed: 18.31 km/h (11.4 mi/h)
Average Moving Speed: 18.37 km/h (11.4 mi/h)
Max Speed: 27.96 km/h (17.4 mi/h)
Min Elevation: 117 m (382 ft)
Max Elevation: 154 m (505 ft)
Elevation Gain: 31 m (100 ft)
Max Grade: 8 %
Min Grade: 0 %

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