A nightmare road to Lockyers Hill

Located in the Borough of Gravesham in Kent, Lockyers Hill is one of the steepest and toughest roads of England.

Lockyers Hill

Hidden away in the woodlands of Kent, the road is narrow and slippy. It’s so narrow that there's barely enough room for you and your bike, let alone a car. Use low gear. The surface isn’t very good either, so you have to spend effort dodging the potholes and staying off the gravel.

The road has trees and woods on each side. The climb is just a few hundred metres, running from 96m (315ft) to 157m (518ft) above the sea level. The road hits a really tough 20-25% gradient for nearly all of the climb.