Author Topic: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count  (Read 19160 times)

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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2012, 02:13:46 pm »
No it can't, OD.

The hill itself is Danbury Hill, which describes the geographical feature formed, I understand, by the last Ice Age depositing stuff there.

"North Hill" is so called because it's .. er .. on the north side. By definition, the other approaches are from different directions.

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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2012, 02:35:35 pm »
bobb's 2012 NH Ascents

Woodrup Fixed (66") = 2.0


A few stats going all the way from the bridge at the bottom to the church at the top in Danbury:

Total distance: 4.69 km (2.9 mi)
Min elevation: 50 m (165 ft)
Max elevation: 144 m (474 ft)
Elevation gain: 100 m (328 ft)
Max grade: 5 %
Min grade: -12 %

A picture:



Edit: And I got fucking soaked! Cheers!
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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2012, 02:45:56 pm »
Blimey, bobb, you've been wearing your short out this year, haven't you? :o

I am, how can I put it, not pissing about this year  :P

Incidently, The Viper is at a towering altitude of nearly 500 ft, yet I never consider going there to be up hill, whereas to Danbury I do.

If we're using OD's logic, last year I would have climbed Col du Danbury somewhere near 100 times seeing as I was up and down it all day long for many a day on my MTB...
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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2012, 03:22:32 pm »
Wondering whether a new thread is in order......Market Hill, Maldon - a hill I studiously avoid at all costs

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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2012, 03:24:24 pm »
Wow, I'm glad I'm not clever like you, life must be very complicated!  When I say "North Hill" I am refering to the big lump of God-knows-what that sits between the Chelmer & Blackwater Nativigation and the Crouch.  It is ascents of this big lump that I shall be recording.

I take that's ok with everyone.
 ;D

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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2012, 04:27:25 pm »
Wow, I'm glad I'm not clever like you, life must be very complicated!  When I say "North Hill" I am refering to the big lump of God-knows-what that sits between the Chelmer & Blackwater Nativigation and the Crouch.  It is ascents of this big lump that I shall be recording.

I take that's ok with everyone.

 ;D
:thumbsup:

Maybe I should have named the thread 'Significant Climbs in the general area of Flat Essex' ........


Wondering whether a new thread is in order......Market Hill, Maldon - a hill I studiously avoid at all costs
The alpine bits of Essex around Mike's place tend to have much more gradual ascents, even though they are over 100' higher.

Langdon Hills, Laindon, are higher than Danbury by about 30' but there are few roads which I'd choose to cycle around there.

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=567537&Y=186335&A=Y&Z=120 , Old Church Hill, represents a 90m ascent in about 1.8km (284' in 1.1 miles) but it's very skoggy and rutted, a very challenging ride in either direction. It must be very close to chevron territory near the top. Dry Street, heading east towards the hospital, does not descend nearly so far and you end up on a ridge.

Is this really the best hill in Essex? I reckon it's about 4.5% for about a mile. Ballingdon Hill on the A131 out of Sudbury (ok, it starts in Suffolk but ends in Essex!) is 9.5% for a 270ft climb in 1/2 a mile. And there are plenty of others on less busy roads round here that could give North Hill a run for its money!

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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #31 on: January 20, 2012, 04:30:08 pm »
I refuse to be drawn into this silliness. You lot need to get out less.
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It should be pointed out that North Hill can be ascended from most points of the compass and there are at least two off-road options I know about.  Given I occassionally relish the role of Agent Provocateur I shall be logging ALL my ascents by whatever means or route so there  :P

"Offical" North Hill route
Ribble Blue - 2

Southern escarpment via Danbury
Ribble Blue - 1

I knew you wouldn't be able to resist  :P  :-*
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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2012, 05:25:43 pm »
Blimey, bobb, you've been wearing your short out this year, haven't you? :o

I am, how can I put it, not pissing about this year  :P

Incidently, The Viper is at a towering altitude of nearly 500 ft, yet I never consider going there to be up hill, whereas to Danbury I do.

If we're using OD's logic, last year I would have climbed Col du Danbury somewhere near 100 times seeing as I was up and down it all day long for many a day on my MTB...

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=567537&Y=186335&A=Y&Z=120 refers.

THe Viper is about 95 metres above sea level (about 310 feet) compared to Danbury's 107 metres (355 feet). Chrishall Common, at 147 metres (482') is the County Top.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_counties_by_highest_point
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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2012, 05:41:51 pm »
Ok, the water tower just up the road is a little altitudinous of the Viper, so there's only a few feet between Danbury and Mill Green!
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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2012, 05:47:13 pm »
I reckon that the B1007 south from Westleigh Heights to Horndon on the Hill must be a thrilling descent, dropping from 118 metres to 33 metres in little over a mile. The trouble is that that area is inhabited by 4*4 driving wide boys who own large motor car retail outlets, deal in drugs, that kind of thing. Generally they are the sort of people with whom I'd rather not share the road. The Little Baddow residents, OTOH, are far more genteel and call their houses things like Lothlorien an Rivendell.
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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2012, 08:04:57 pm »
All this talk of ascents of North Hill has shamed me into going over there on Sunday morning and attempting a few ascents.
Anyone who wants to come over a laugh at my attempts are welcome. I will be there from about 10am :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :sick:

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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2012, 08:08:39 pm »
All this talk of ascents of North Hill has shamed me into going over there on Sunday morning and attempting a few ascents.
Anyone who wants to come over a laugh at my attempts are welcome. I will be there from about 10am :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :sick:

Now there's a thought ...

Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #37 on: January 20, 2012, 08:22:57 pm »
I will be easy to spot. I will be the one at the side of the road going :sick:

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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #38 on: January 20, 2012, 08:43:07 pm »
Or you could be sat on a bench ruining your reputation.  ;D

Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #39 on: January 20, 2012, 09:02:19 pm »
Reputation... You mean I have a reputation... That has made my day...
Hold on. .. A reputation for what ???

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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #40 on: January 20, 2012, 09:06:54 pm »
Reputation... You mean I have a reputation... That has made my day...
Hold on. .. A reputation for what ???

 ;D

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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #41 on: January 20, 2012, 10:17:30 pm »
Some North Hill fun on Sunday morning... that sounds possible! Do we have a cup of tea and a bit of fruit & chocolate flapjack before every ascent?
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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #42 on: January 20, 2012, 11:26:27 pm »
Some North Hill fun on Sunday morning... that sounds possible! Do we have a cup of tea and a bit of fruit & chocolate flapjack before every ascent?

That sounds good..the way all rides should be  :thumbsup:

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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #43 on: January 20, 2012, 11:32:56 pm »
...and a pint & a pie before every descent?  :sick:
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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #44 on: January 21, 2012, 11:41:43 am »
The 'North Hill cycle club' has has a good ring to it  :thumbsup:, the cafe at the bottom could be the club house where loads of cake and coffee could be consumed technical Ascent skills could be planned and discussed
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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #45 on: January 21, 2012, 11:45:13 am »
Andy, I think you might have something!  What better way to spend some of Sunday morning?

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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #46 on: January 22, 2012, 07:56:48 am »
I'm aiming to get an ascent of North Hill in at some time today, but it probably won't be this morning.
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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #47 on: January 22, 2012, 08:03:20 am »
As no one else is going to be at NH this morning I will save it for an other day and do some local hills. :thumbsup:

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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #48 on: January 22, 2012, 08:46:56 am »
I'm heading out this morning!  Leaving in about 45 minutes. Just got up!

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« Reply #49 on: January 22, 2012, 10:22:06 am »
I've just ordered tea it the Butterflies cafe and will probably be at Paper Mill Lock for about 12.30. North Hill will be a post-lunch delight.
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