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 2.8: Yellow through roads in England under 500m (this section under construction)
498m Oxnop Beck Head** Askrigg - Muker SD 940 942 OS-SH
494m Brownley Hill* Coalcleugh - Allendale Town NY 796 511 OS-SH
485m Axe Edge* Yellow off A53 to Dove Head SK 034 696 OS-SH SH on A583 at jn; see Axe Edge above
c485m Axe Edge** Yellow off A53 to Earl Sterndale SK 036 701 OS-C At A583 jn
>480m Morridge* Royal Cottage - Bottom House SK 040 610 OS-SH Ridge road with other high points of >460m
480m Wilmersham Common** Exford - Cloutsham SS 861 412 OS-C On 1:25K rd touches 480m contour; SH 478 is a few metres to NE
c475m Hisehope Head* (junction with B6278) Stanhope - Honey Hill NZ 003 446 OS-C
473m White Shaw Moss* (aka Deepdale Head) Dent - Ingleton SD 723 821 OS-SH
468m Flash Village street SK 027 672 OS-C On 1:25K. Highest village in England.
465m Wessendon Moor Meltham - Wessenden Head (A635) SE 075 082 OS-SH On 1:25K
c465m Oldgate Nick* Jenkin Chapel - Kettleshulme SJ 994 766 OS-C On 1:25K, rd touches 465m contour, at jn just N of SH 461. Top of Saltersgate Church Hill, famous 1920s speed hillclimb course
463m Redmire Forest* Redmire - Grinton SE 041 948 OS-SH
462m Black Mires** Exford - Lucott Cross SS 843 429 OS-SH On 1:25K
461m Lucott Cross** Exford - Porlock SS 846 430 OS-SH On 1:25K
457m Race Gill* Side road to A686 W of Hartside NY 631 416 OS-SH On 1:25K; SH on A686 at junction
455m Mam Tor* Edale - Rushup Edge SK 125 835 OS-SH On 1:25K
451m Hookney Tor** Dartmoor SX 695 815 OS-SH On 1:25K
c450m Dunkery Hill** SH443 to N of highest point SS 903 418 OS-C
446m Capon Hall** Malham - Stainforth SD 864 667 OS-SH
c440m Kirkstone Pass** Yellow from Ambleside (at jn A592) NY 400 080 OS-C
439m High Edge** Axe Edge - Glutton Bridge SK 061 687 OS-SH On 1:25K
436m Rainscar* Stainforth - Halton Gill SD 849 720 OS-SH
436m Snailsden Reservoir** 3 mi S of Holmfirth SE 135 041 OS-SH On 1:25K
c435m Oxenhope Moor* Oxenhope - Sowerby Bridge SE 032 323 OS-C On OS 1:25K, touches 435m contour just N of SH 431. Through rd with 1km gravel (white), motorable
c430m Gallows Moss** Dunford Bridge - Woodhead rd SE 142 009 OS-C On 1:25K, touches 430m contour just NE of SH 423
c430m Cut-thorn Hill Just off A54 6mi SW Buxton SJ 999 686 OS-C
428m exA625 Rushup Edge* Chapel-en-le-Frith - Mam Tor SK 095 825 OS-SH
427m Cross of Greet** (aka Lythe Fell) Slaidburn - High Bentham SD 682 608 OS-SH
c424m Hollinsclough Moor* Longnor - Flash SK 055 658 OS-SH Trig pillar by rd; on 1:25K, rd is clear above 420m contour
422m Bowland Knotts** (aka Stocks Reservoir rd) Slaidburn - Clapham SD 726 606 OS-SH
422m Stoops Moss* Dent - Ribblehead SD 789 834 OS-SH
421m Bouldershaw** Feetham - Langthwaite NY 994 016 OS-SH
419m The Roaches* Nr Upper Hulme SK 004 640 OS-SH On 1:25K
415m exB6061 Windy Knoll* Sparrowpit - Mam Tor SK 126 826 OS-SH On 1:25K
>410m Doals Short yellow rd 2mi N of Bacup SD 866 260 OS-C On 1:25K, rd twice crosses 410m contour
406m Flight Hill Snittlegate, nr Holmfirth SE 153 042 OS-SH
c400m Stoneside Hill (aka Thwaites Fell) Duddon Bridge - Waberthwaite SD 149 896 OS-C On 1:25K, rd just touches 400m contour
393m 1291' Hard Knott Pass NY 231 014 OS-SH 1291' = 393.5m
393m 1281' Wrynose Pass NY 277 027 OS-SH 1281' = 390.4m