Newby Head Pass

Newby Head Pass

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.
This very steep road, with a gradient of 14,1%, is usually open all year, but can be closed for long periods in the winter months as ice makes the bends treacherous. The experience of using this road is very impressive. The road's winding design, providing stunning panoramic views, is very curvy and fun for a leisurely ride, so it pays to take it slow. 

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 %. Exercise extreme caution when passing on-coming traffic, over-taking and around corners. Drive with your headlights on at all times as it is easier for oncoming vehicles to see you.