13. The Honister Pass (OC-80)

Seatoller, Cumbria, England

Hilly - LEJOG

Filmed on a rare sunny day in the English Lake District in late spring. Starting along the shores of Crummock Water heading through the Buttermere Fells and past Buttermere Lake where Hay Stacks (597m) sits to the right and beyond are some of England’s highest mountains. We soon start to hit some of the slopes of Honister Pass (Official Climbs #80) where gradients pitch up to 27% and with long sections of 20%. Having reached the top we drop into Borrowdale and then head along the River Derwent and along the west side of Derwent Water and Cat Bells (451m) where we get spectacular views of the lake with Blencathra (Saddleback 868m) and Skiddaw (931m) beyond. We finish the ride in the small village of Braithwaite.

26.16km
DISTANCE
1:22:33
DURATION
555m
ELEVATION
368
TOUGHNESS