The ascent from the Brighton side - i.e. up Dyke Road, is actually not much of a climb at all, a very gentle gradient. But you can have a decent bit of hill coming from the North, up Saddlescombe Hill (a good alternative L2B route for anyone who wants to give Ditchling Beacon a miss, BTW). The short stretch of road running East out of Poynings village is pretty steep with an awkward corner at the top. But I wouldn't call any of these, big hills. Go there for the view - not for your hill fetish .Bigtallfatbloke said:Devils Dyke?
What Simon has - judiciously - failed to mention is that you have to do the climb twice on this road - because the said road dips down to two separate arms of the same reservoir, with a hill in between. . Many a grown man has, I'm sure, broken down and wept on learning of this fact for the first time...simon l& and a half said:I'd add the Balcombe to Ardingly road which dips down to the reservoir from both west and east at about 1 in 7.
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