England’s steepest street has been named by the Ordnance Survey for the first time as as a hill in Bristol, where residents tie their cars to lampposts to stop them from rolling away.
Bristol’s residential Vale Street has the steepest gradient in England with a slope of 22-degrees.
It measures in at four degrees steeper than Old Wyche Road in Worcestershire at 17.54 degrees, and is followed by roads in Sheffield, Lincoln and Dorset.
Mat Goren, who lives on the street, said the only way to tackle the hill was to walk up it “like a mountaineer, with a slow pace”.
Fellow resident Julie Wheat, who has lived on the street for two decades, said driving and parking on the street were particularly problematic.