Black Hill

Black Hill, an epic road in the North Pennine

Black Hill is a mountain pass at an elevation of 607m (1,991ft) above the sea leevel, located in the Cumbria/Northumberland border, in northeast England. It's one of the highest roads of the country.

Nestled in the North Pennines range, the very exposed road to the summit is paved and pretty steep. The road features wide-open moorland. The landscape around is incredibly bleak.

Starting from the paved A689 road, the ascent is 1.28 km (0.8 mile) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 83 meters. The average gradient is 6.48%.Along the way you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views across the Pennine.


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