The White Shaw Moss is situated in East Riding of Yorkshire
Starting from Ingleton,
the White Shaw Moss ascent is 6 km long. Over this distance, you climb 343 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 5.7 %.
Stories, information and comments from White Shaw Moss climbers
Story by Michael Huggins from Ramsbottom, United Kingdom, submitted on 04/09/2010
Did this with my wife on a road tandem on Weds. 7th April 2010. The map given here doesnt accurately reflect the climb, as the gradient is a lot less consistent than this. After Ingleton the climb starts with a right turn just before Thornton in Lonsdale and there are two short, very steep sections of a few hundred metres in the first mile and a half, taking you up to about 280m, followed by an easy undulating section alongside Kingsdale Bck for about two and a half miles. After a gate at Kingsdale Head there is a short but really steep section followed by an easier, more gradual ascent across bleak open moor to the dale head at 473m. There is one more gate towards the top. The reward is a fine view back in the direction you came, and a sense of space and height. This is a climb for the mountain goats who can cope with sudden serious changes in gradient, rather than a steady low-gear spin. The descent to Dent is consistently steep for the first two miles. On a tandem braking is an issue on such descents, especially as there are unexpected gates to stop at! Our Cannondale has front and rear disc brakes and I certainly had to apply them.