The inhumane climb to Dowgang Hush with 17% ramps

Dowgang Hush is a mountain pass at an elevation of 600m (1,968ft) above the sea level, located in Cumbria county, in North West England. It's one of the highest roads of the country.

Dowgang Hush

Nestled in The North Pennines, the road to the summit is paved but narrow. The road is very exposed and high winds blow here all year long. It’s a climb well known regarded as one of the toughest climbs on the area.

Starting from Nenthead, one of England's highest villages, on the 689 road, the ascent is 1.60km (1 mile) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 158 meters. The average gradient is 9.87%, hitting a grueling 16.2% through some of the ramps.