Steepest Streets in Glasgow

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Steepest Streets in Glasgow

Postby KonstantinL » Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:12 pm

I did a search and nothing came out so apologies if this has already come up but what is the steepest street in Glasgow?

I was talking to some visiting cyclists who were looking for hills to climb and I ventured some suggestions.

The streets going up Blythswood Hill, Gardiner Street or the lane going from Hayburn Crescent to Partickhill Road, I also remember walking up Oban Drive on an icy day and having some difficulties not sliding backwards!

Any suggestions?
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Re: Steepest Streets in Glasgow

Postby gap74 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:54 pm

Scott St and Dalhousie St, although their steepness is inversely proportional to their length!
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Re: Steepest Streets in Glasgow

Postby mr moto » Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:30 pm

montrose street , between george street and cathedral street , it must be one of the steepest streets in glasgow .
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Re: Steepest Streets in Glasgow

Postby Peetabix » Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:46 pm

I walked up Montrose Street and then down North Portland Street today. Both killer hills. Pic to follow.

Was up Gardner St on Saturday too, even the wee man was knackered after that.

North Portland Street

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Gardner Street

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Re: Steepest Streets in Glasgow

Postby BTJustice » Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:52 pm

Langside drive at Millbrae road is pretty steep.
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Re: Steepest Streets in Glasgow

Postby floweredpig » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:24 am

it must be scott st. slid halfway down it in a mini with a faulty handbrake,squeaky bum time
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Re: Steepest Streets in Glasgow

Postby lordbarneth » Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:34 pm

buchanan street. steep as F8ck in places!
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Re: Steepest Streets in Glasgow

Postby Josef » Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:11 pm

floweredpig wrote:it must be scott st. slid halfway down it in a mini with a faulty handbrake,squeaky bum time


There's a photo on here somewhere of a lorry embedded in a Sauchiehall Street shop front, after sliding down Scott Street.
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Re: Steepest Streets in Glasgow

Postby br-cmr » Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:15 pm

lordbarneth wrote:buchanan street. steep as F8ck in places!

Ummm - isn't that the entrance to the subway :mrgreen:
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Re: Steepest Streets in Glasgow

Postby br-cmr » Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:20 pm

That picture of N Portland St reminds me of looking out the windows from lecture theatres, on snowy days, watching dafties in cars trying to go up or down N Portland and Montrose Streets. Always entertaining.
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Re: Steepest Streets in Glasgow

Postby Peetabix » Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:32 pm

Here's another shot of it then looking a lot less impressive.

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Re: Steepest Streets in Glasgow

Postby br-cmr » Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:47 pm

I know it well.... the Celtic Music Radio studio is behind one of those windows....
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Re: Steepest Streets in Glasgow

Postby gap74 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:07 pm

Josef wrote:There's a photo on here somewhere of a lorry embedded in a Sauchiehall Street shop front, after sliding down Scott Street.


I think that was Garnet St, next to the Beresford - one I'd forgotten about, and possibly even steeper than Scott St - certainly longer, so more scope for momentum!

As I recall, it was a Lyon's lorry whose brakes failed, embedded itself in the shop, resulting in a few fatalities and the demolition of the entire building - hence why the corner of Sauchiehall and Elmbank there is a modern brick infill.
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Re: Steepest Streets in Glasgow

Postby Josef » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:34 pm

gap74 wrote:As I recall, it was a Lyon's lorry whose brakes failed, embedded itself in the shop, resulting in a few fatalities and the demolition of the entire building - hence why the corner of Sauchiehall and Elmbank there is a modern brick infill.


Doesn't that corner date from the late eighties or later? Was there the traditional Glasgow hole in the ground for ages?
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Re: Steepest Streets in Glasgow

Postby gap74 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:10 pm

He, yeah, the yellow brick is fairly 1980s, I guess!

The familiar Glasgow hole in the ground is quite pivotal to my early memories of Glasgow, not just the city centre but in the outer regions as well - often going hand-in-hand with the exposed tenement gable complete with fireplaces and a cacophony of assorted but equally awful 1970s wallpaper.

Ah, sweet memories!
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