Whinlatter Pass – East to West
- Location: North Lake District, from Braithwaite
- Whinlatter Pass
- Distance: 3.3 km
- Average gradient: 7%
- Max gradient: 15%
- Height gain: 231 m
- 100 climbs #82
- Features in Fred Whitton Sportive
For the Lake District, Whinlatter pass is one of the more steady climbs. There is nothing super-steep. More than surrounding climbs, you can get into a good rhythm with a nice steady gradient.
I rode Whinlatter pass in 2012. I set off from Windermere and had Kirkstone Pass, Honister Pass and Newlands pass in the legs before reaching the Braithwaite. After descending Whinlatter Pass I went down the West side of the Lake District and then back over Hardknott and Wrynose. It was roads rarely travelled, but quite a rewarding cycle with 3,000m of climbing.
There is also a hill climb course on Whinlatter pass, which uses a slightly shorter 1.8 mile version of the climbs