Harthope Moss

Harthope Moss, a very famous climb in England

Harthope Moss is a mountain pass at an elevation of 628m (2,060ft) above the sea level, located in County Durham, in northeast England. It's one of the highest roads of the country.

Nestled in the north Pennines range, the road to the summit, also known as Chapel Fell, is totally paved, but very steep. High winds hit all the way up to the pass. It’s said to be one of highest paved passes in England. The pass divides Weardale to the north and Teesdale to the south.

The pass is 7.72km (4.8 miles) long, running north-south from St John's Chapel, a village on the south side of the River Wear on the A689 road towards Langdon Beck, a village in County Durham, on the B6277 road. Along the way you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views across the Pennine. The landscape around is incredibly bleak.

The road is very steep and can be climbed from the west or the east. Starting from St John's Chapel it’s 4km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 341m and the average gradient is 8,3%, hitting a grueling 16% through some of the ramps. And starting from Langdon Beck, the ascent is 4.6km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 273m and the average gradient is 5,3%, hitting a 11% through some of the ramps.
Road suggested by: jorge manuel gómez sánchez

 

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