High Roads
Part Two: The highest known roads in Great Britain.
Rankings Metres Feet* Rd no Road name Location/road between OSGB grid coordinates Source Remarks Top
Section 2.4: B-roads over 400m
E 1 598m 1962' B6277 Slack's Rigg* Alston - Middleton NY 774 364 OS-SH Highest B-road in Britain 8
E 2 587m 1926' B6295 Allendale Common* S of Allenheads NY 852 434 OS-SH 10
E 3 518m 1698' B6270 Lamps Moss* Nateby - Keld NY 810 041 OS-SH 28
W 4 516m 1694' B4560 Mynydd Llangatwg** (aka Llangattock Mtn) Beaufort - Llangynidr SO 163 159 OS-SH Highest B-road in Wales 30
E 5 511m 1678' B6278 Bollihope Common** Stanhope - Barnard Castle NY 991 318 OS-SH 33
W =6 (486m) 1595' B4246 Pen-ffordd-goch* Blaenavon - Abergavenny SO 254 105 OS-SH SH on 1" only
W =6 486m 1595' B4391 The Berwyns** Bala - Llanfyllin SJ 016 305 OS-SH
W 8 485m 1590' B4407 Ffynnon Eidda* Ffestiniog - Cerrigydrudion SH 760 435 OS-SH
E 9 482m 1581' B6276 Shot Moss** Brough - Middleton NY 827 197 OS-SH SH on OS 1:25K
S 10 >480m B976 The Strone** Balmoral - Gairnshiel NO 265 986 OS-C Highest B-road in Scotland
E 11 476m 1561' B6278 Edmondbyers Cross** Stanhope - Edmundbyers NZ 003 449 OS-SH
W 12 471m 1543' B4355 Crugynnau** Dolau - Knighton SO 110 841 OS-SH SHs on 1:25K & 1" only
S 13 466m 1537' B787 Glengonnar Station** Wanlockhead - Leadhills NS 879 134 OS-SH SH alongside road (on old road?)
W 14 455m 1493' B4519 Mynydd Epynt** Upper Chapel - Garth SN 964 466 OS-SH
S 15 455m 1488' B974 Cairn o'Mount** Banchory - Fettercairn NO 650 807 OS-SH
E 16 454m B3357 Rundlestone** Tavistock - Two Bridges SX 576 749 OS-SH On 1:25K
E 17 453m 1485' B6114 Buckstones Moss** Junction with A640 above SE 017 136 OS-SH
E 18 446m B3212 Dartmoor Prison* Just NW of Princeton village SX 583 742 OS-SH On 1:25K
W =19 >440m B4368 Kerry Hill** Newtown - Clun SO 148 862 OS-C On 1:25K rd twice crosses 440m contour
W =19 >440m B4501 Llyn Brenig* Cerrigydrudion - Sportsman's Arms SH 959 591 OS-C On 1:25K, over 440m contour S of A543 jn
S 21 c440m B787 Mennock Hass** Mennock - Wanlockhead NS 872 123 OS-C On 1:25K, rd seems to touch 440m contour
E 22 438m 1436' B3223 Blackpitts Gate* Lynton - Simonsbath SS 764 421 OS-SH SH 437 on 1:25K
E 23 438m 1434' B6255 Newby Head* Hawes - Ingleton SD 797 843 OS-SH
E 24 438m B3212 Water Hill** Moretonhampstead - Two Bridges SX 677 813 OS-SH On 1:25K
W 25 428m 1400' B4248 Waun Wen* Blaenavon - Bryn-mawr SO 217 110 OS-SH SH 428 on 1:25K
S 26 >425m B6355 Moss Law* Gifford - Duns NT 606 646 OS-C On 1:25K, well over 425m contour
E 27 425m 1392' B6160 Kidstones Bank* Kettlewell - Aysgarth SD 946 807 OS-SH On 1:25K; 424m on 1:50K
E =28 >420m B3223 Winsford Hill* Dulverton - Exford SS 876 342 OS-C Well over 420m contour; 426m trig pt by rd
S =28 >420m B9002 Meikle Cairn* Dufftown - Alford NJ 420 255 OS-C On 1:25K rd crosses 420m contour
S =28 >420m 1358' B7040 Leadhills** Leadhills - Elvanfoot NS 896 151 OS-C On 1:25K, rd crosses 420m contour
W 31 418m 1370' B4520 1mi S of Griffin Inn** Upper Chapel - Builth Wells SO 020 431 OS-SH
E 32 c410m 1319' B3358 Edgerley Stone* Challacombe - Simonsbath SS 719 406 OS-C On 1:25K 410m contour touches rd & SH 403 is 200m SE; 1 other SH 403 on this rd
E 33 409m 1343' B3224 Kennisham Hill** Ralegh's Cross - Wheddon Cross SS 953 364 OS-SH
E 34 404m 1326' B6265 Greenhow Hill* Grassington - Pateley Bridge SE 100 639 OS-SH
W 35 c400m B4329 Bwlch Gwynt* Eglwyswrw - Henry's Moat SN 074 321 OS SH 404 close to road
(356m) (1176') (B5289) (Honister Pass*) (Buttermere - Seatoller) NY 224 135 OS-SH
(318m) (1043') (B5292) (Whinlatter Pass*) (Braithwaite - Lorton) NY 205 244 OS-SH