Winnats Pass, Castleton - advice please

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  1. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

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    We might need to go down to Buxton in a few days and Bing Maps gives us a route through Hope, Castleton and up the Winnats. I've done it years ago in a car but never in a large vehicle and seem to remember it's a bit narrow.

    Anyone done it in a motorhome who can advise?
     
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    Walked up it Graham when we stayed at Castleton and I would not hesitate to take mine up it, so think you would be fine. :thumb:
     
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    Thanks Ken. Hopefully it won't snow :BigGrin:
     
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    He he if it does I would think long and hard. :Eeek:
     
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    I Winnat be doing it :Rofl1:

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    It is not as narrow as it appears on that photo
     

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    Google search
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    winnats pass
    street view


    you can then see from one end to tother:thumb:

    upstairs for thinking
    downstairs for dancing:Rofl1:
     
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    I have done it many times in my Sundance 630L and no problems. The only tight bit is where the fence is at the bottom by Speedwell Cavern.
     
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    wouldn't take mine up there !!!!

    not because its too narrow but just thinking of the fuel I'd use is making me twitch :Rofl1:
     
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    Castleton and Winnats is the scenic route and you will be ok with the motorhome unless you meet one coming down :Eek!:. Coaches and heavies use B6049 from Hope valley through Bradwell to meet A623 to Buxton.
     
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    Many thanks all.
     
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    We tried to go up this pass some years ago in our 1988 Autosleeper Talisman, 20ltr petrol, and we ran out of fuel, had to put a brick behind the back wheel, very frightening, nice person driving down the pass took me to the petrol station in Castleton to get some petrol and then we managed to get to the top, :Doh: boy was I grateful
     
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    I can imagine, Bob :Smile: I'll make sure we've plenty of fuel if we have to go that way :Smile:
     
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    Was that the size of the engine or the size of the tank?
    If it was the engine, then no wonder you ran out of petrol:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    We've been up and down. No probs!
    1st gear on the way down for engine braking though!:Smile:
     
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    Meant to read 2Ltr Petrol:Doh:
     
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    Dont know what rig you have but it has a 7.5 tonne weight restriction on it - the whole area is owned by the National Trust
     
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    I was wondering just how big the van was:Eeek::Eeek:
     
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    Under 3 tonnes so I suppose we could go up twice :Laughing:
     
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