THE Old Wyche Road in Malvern has been named the second steepest residential road in England by the BBC.

According to the broadcaster's website, the road, which rises at an angle of 17.54 degrees, is second only to Vale Street in Bristol's Totterdown district, which is nearly 22 degrees.

Coming third behind the Old Wyche Road is Blake Street in Sheffield (16.6 degrees), fourth is Steep Hill in Lincoln (16.12 degrees), and fifth is Gold Hill, in Shaftesbury, Dorset (16.09 degrees), where a famous 1970s TV commercial for Hovis bread was filmed.

Malvern residents will know well how difficult it is to walk up the Old Wyche Road without getting out of puff, whereas walking down is best performed at a slow and deliberate pace.

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