Whinlatter Pass

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
View from Whinlatter Pass

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




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