The Whinlatter Pass is situated in South Yorkshire
Starting from Braithwaite,
the Whinlatter Pass ascent is 4 km long. Over this distance, you climb 228 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 5.7 %.
Stories, information and comments from Whinlatter Pass climbers
Story by Christopher Wood from Saskatoon, Canada, submitted on 17/12/2014
I''m a former resident of Braithwaite. On a visit back in 2009 I rode both directions of the climb on a borrowed road bike with slicks. Firstly from Braithwaite, on a wet leafy climbing corner I made the mistake of getting out of the saddle and my tyres slipped and I sat down hard. Thank heavens there was no traffic. Feeling more silly than hurt I continued and still enjoyed the ride. The return from High Lorton up to the top was good as well, but there''s a bit of road-edge crumbling on a left-hand curve on the descent that bike riders should be aware of. Otherwise, a great ride, and I can hardly wait to come back again.
My personal climb rating:
Story by Mark Butler from Otley, United Kingdom, submitted on 28/10/2009
Ive cycled Whinlatter pass a few times on both rode bikes and mountain bikes and always found it a good climb, but this summer for a challenge I rode Whinlatter from Keswick on my mountain bike with my 4 year old daughter in the child seat on the back!! This HURT then droped my daughter of with the wife at the visitor centre and rode the red and blue mtb routes in Whinlatter forest, then back to Keswick. A dam good ride!!