The Yorkshire Dales is the pride of the historic county. It boasts some of the most awe-inspiring views, idyllic villages and opportunities for vast adventures.
There are many opportunities in the National Park for impressive visuals, and one such winding road is a must for those looking for adventure. Buttertubs Pass offers steep climbs, sweeping corners and great scenery on both sides.
The epic, meandering road that’s sits high up between Wensleydale and Swaledale has been selected as one of the seven most scenic winter drives by MotorEasy. Included in that list is another Yorkshire road trip from Lancashire to Yorkshire over the Long Causeway. You can check the full list below.
In the heart of the Dales limestone country, this mountain pass is 528m above sea level and is named after the 65-foot-deep limestone potholes that are found just off the road near the summer.
Back in the day, these potholes were apparently used by farmers to store their butter on hot days on their way to the market, which is where it got its name from.
Nowadays, it is one of the most exciting drives in the UK. Located between the historic towns of Simonstone and Thwaite, and Muker is the perfect chance for a day trip out with a difference.
The journey offers an exhilarating driving experience with superb views. Starting at Richmond, you can head through some of the Yorkshire Dale’s most famous villages, and visit the UK’s highest pub, the Tan Hill Inn.
Along your trip, you can visit Leyburn, then onto Hawes, which is famous for its creamery, and has a beautiful waterfall right in the middle of the own that is along Gayle Beck. There is something quite satisfying about witnessing nature in the middle of a town. We’d love to live next door to it and be lulled to sleep each night.
After you’ve had your fill in Hawes you can head out towards Yorkshire iconic road Buttertub Pass, and enjoy an exhilirating journey with unrivalled views. The tight and twisty ascent has some steep climbs and spectacular scenery.
It has a convenient stopping place close to the summit, which has some fantastic views of the tubs themselves. Head up to the Tan Hill Inn from there, and if you are a fan of the show, why not visit Ravenseat Farm for some cream tea ideal, eh.
The unforgettable trip was frequently used in Top Gear and also in the Tour de France in 2014. It is very popular with cyclists due to its challenges along the way.
You can see the full list below:
- A686 Haydon Bridge, Northumberland to Penrith, Cumbria
- A149 Hunstanton to Cromer, Norfolk
- The Snow Roads Scenic Route, Cairngorms, Scotland
- Aberystwyth to Rhayader, Wales
- Sperrin Mountains, Northern Ireland
- Buttertubs Pass, Yorkshire
- The Long Causeway, Lancashire to Yorkshire