DV 2024 Segments – Burrows Lane, Walking Bottom, Barhatch Lane
Overview – Distance: 65 km, Climbing: 950 m
Café stop – See below
Three climbs on this 65km route, getting progressively harder, finishing with the Beastly Barhatch!
Head towards Shere via Staple Lane and then east to Gomshall. Opposite the petrol station, you will find Queen Street that turns into Burrows Lane at the junction with High View.
The segment starts across the junction at the first gravel drive on the left, goes over the railway line (fingers crossed the barriers don’t come down!) and finishes at the give way sign at the top.
Turn left to Peaslake and maybe have a coffee at Peaselake Stores before tackling Walking Bottom/Lawbrook Lane.
The Walking Bottom segment starts at the Memorial Hall flag pole and ends just past the passing place/lay-by just before the junction.
Descend Pitch Hill with caution to Ewhurst and a possible gel or coffee stop at the pub or the village stores. Take it easy towards Cranleigh before turning right into Barhatch Road.
The Barhatch segment starts well past the Golf Club where there is a small descent over a small bridge with railings. Build up speed on the descent towards the bridge, as you’ll need all that momentum! The climb ramps up as you pass the last of the driveways and a black clad garage. Don’t look up! Keep your body weight forwards to get up the final 20% gradient. Keep going when the gradient eases as the end of the segment is just past the junction.
The route back is down Hound House Road to Shere, then climb Combe Lane, down Green Dene and Cobham.