A road with challenging winter conditions to Newby Head Pass

Newby Head Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 440m (1,443ft) above the sea level located in North Yorkshire, in England.

Newby Head Pass

Is Newby Head Pass paved?

Tucked away on the northern part of the country, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called B6255. The pass was named after the Drovers Inn at Newby Head at the top of the pass. It was the fourth highest inn in England.

How long is Newby Head Pass?

The pass is 26.55km (16.5 miles) long, running from Ingleton (Craven district) to Hawes (Richmondshire district). The road to the summit is very steep, hitting a 9.4% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.

Is Newby Head Pass open?

Set high on the boundary of Craven and Richmondshire districts, the road is usually open all year round, but it can be closed for long periods in the winter months as ice makes the bends treacherous.