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The Wrynose Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 393m or 1,281 feet above the sea level, located in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England. You need to be a confident driver to attempt this.

 

Located in Kent, in South East England, the York’s Hill is one of the steepest, toughest and most spectacular finishing climbs in professional cycling.

The Honister Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1,167 feet (356 m) above the sea level, located in the English Lake District. It is one of Cumbria’s highest passes, with a gradient of 1 in 4.

Lindisfarne Causeway

Located in the county of Northumberland, in the extreme Northeast corner of England, just a few miles south of the border with Scotland, it lies a tidal island known as Holy Island, also called Lindisfarne. Twice a day the ancient path to the island disappears with the tides, leaving the Holy Island of Lindisfarne out to sea. Each year there are many reports of people 'risking it' and having to be rescued from one of the raised safety points on the causeway. 

 

Kirkstone Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1,489 feet (454 m) above the sea level, located in the English Lake District, in the county of Cumbria. it is, purportedly, riddled with ghosts.

 

Spur Battery is an artillery battery at an elevation of 334m above the sea level located in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar. It was built in 1902.

 

The Whinlatter Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1,043 feet above the sea level located in the English Lake District. It’s the northernmost road pass in the Lake District.

 

Chew Reservoir is a reservoir at an elevation of 1,600 feet (488 m) above the sea level, located in Greater Manchester, England.

 

Located in the north east of the island, Snaefell Mountain Road is a leading motorsport destination in the Isle of Man.

 

Located in Totterdown, an inner suburb of Bristol, England, the Vale Street is said to be the steepest residential road in England. The road ramps up so sharply at the bottom it is almost vertical.

 

Winnats Pass is a mountain pass located in the High Peak area of the Peak District, Derbyshire, England. The road to the summit averages over 10%, with a considerable section of 28% near the top.

 

Located in South Yorkshire, England, the Jenkin Road is said to be the one of the steepest roads in the UK with a 33% maximum gradient.




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