Newby Head Pass

Newby Head Pass: a road with challenging winter conditions

Newby Head Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 439m (1,439ft) above the sea level located in North Yorkshire in England.

The pass, that sits in two districts, Craven and Richmondshire, is traversed by the B6255, an asphalted road between Hawes and Ingleton. It was named after the Drovers Inn at Newby Head at the top of the pass.

The road is steep, with some parts up to 14,1%. It is usually open all year, but can be closed for long periods in the winter months as ice makes the bends treacherous. Starting from Ingleton, the ascent is 16.2 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 296 meters. The average percentage is 1.8 %.


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