Starting on a dead-end gravel track above the tiny hamlet of Crackpot, swoop down into Swaledale to cross the River Swale at Gunnerside.
Climb westwards through Gunnerside before re-crossing the River Swale over Ivelet Bridge. Oxnop Scar is now only 1 Km away, so make the most of the remaining gently rolling terrain.
The first few bends of the Oxnop Scar climb are awful! But once you pass 8.5Km, only a few steep pinches remain to pepper the long, rolling grind to the summit. Oxnop Scar is the steep cliff off to your left, visible from approx 11Km.
Official Climbs #46.
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