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Street in Bristol named the steepest in England

Vale Street in Bristol has been named the steepest in England. Credit: ITV News West Country

A street in Bristol has been named the steepest in England.

Vale Street, in Totterdown, was recently crowned the country’s steepest by the Ordnance Survey.

The 22-degree slope is so steep that residents who live there say they often have to tie their cars to lampposts during icy weather, to prevent them from sliding away.

Residents say they often tie their cars to lampposts to stop them sliding away. Credit: ITV News West Country

Each year, neighbours also get together to take part in an Easter egg rolling contest - with the person whose egg doesn’t crack named the winner.

The top five steepest streets in England is made up of Old Wyche Road, in Worcestershire, Blake Street, in Sheffield, Steep Hill, in Lincoln, and Gold Street, in Shaftesbury, Dorset.

Vale Street is four degrees steeper than its Worcestershire stablemate.

Resident Tom Evans says he has never driven up Vale Street, despite living there for more than two years.

Tom Evans, who moved on to the street with his wife in 2017, said he has never even driven up it.

I have never driven up this road, you can hear cars doing it and trucks doing it and they really struggle.

So, sometimes we drive down but it’s okay.

– Tom Evans, resident

The top five steepest streets in England:

  • Vale Street, Bristol
  • Old Wyche Road, Worcestershire
  • Blake Street, Sheffield
  • Steep Hill, Lincoln
  • Gold Hill, Dorset