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  • Bike: 2010 R1200GSA, 2018 1090R
Rank: 1200cc Rider

The road is much more overgrown now (can’t see the road closed sign for the mound of earth and grass on it), but in summer, it’s very rideable.

The northern end starts as gravel, and you come to that road closed section. Looks like locals have deliberately let it look wild, as once through 50m odd, its flat (and there are a few farm gates onto it). Heading south, you reach the steep section after the tree lined section, and after a bit more flat, you get into the narrow bit with another clay based climb up to the road. This is quite uneven, guessing from horses hooves etc. So a bit technical, more than a gravel road, but winter it would probably look like above, a real bog.