Newby Head Pass

Newby Head Pass: a road with challenging winter conditions

Newby Head Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 440m (1,443ft) above the sea level located in North Yorkshire, in northern England.

Set high on the boundary of Craven and Richmondshire districts, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called B6255. The pass was named after the Drovers Inn at Newby Head at the top of the pass. It is usually open all year, but can be closed for long periods in the winter months as ice makes the bends treacherous.

The pass is 26.55km (16.5 miles) long, running from Ingleton (in the Craven district) to Hawes (in the Richmondshire district). The road to the summit is very steep, hitting a 9.4% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.



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