Winnats Pass, Castleton - advice please

Discussion in 'UK Touring' started by GJH, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,349
    Likes Received:
    34,968
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    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?
     
  2. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    8,605
    Likes Received:
    11,890
    Location:
    Champagnac-La-Riviere
    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:
     
  3. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,349
    Likes Received:
    34,968
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    Thanks Ken. Hopefully it won't snow :BigGrin:
     
  4. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    8,605
    Likes Received:
    11,890
    Location:
    Champagnac-La-Riviere
    He he if it does I would think long and hard. :Eeek:
     
  5. dellwood33

    dellwood33 Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2009
    Messages:
    3,449
    Likes Received:
    887
    Location:
    Newcastle
    I Winnat be doing it :Rofl1:

    [​IMG]
     
    • Like it Like it x 3
  6. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    8,605
    Likes Received:
    11,890
    Location:
    Champagnac-La-Riviere
    It is not as narrow as it appears on that photo
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like it Like it x 1
  7. jhorsf

    jhorsf Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 15, 2009
    Messages:
    9,156
    Likes Received:
    8,069
    Location:
    DERBYSHIRE
    Google search
    maps
    winnats pass
    street view


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

    upstairs for thinking
    downstairs for dancing:Rofl1:
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  8. grasscutter

    grasscutter Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    Messages:
    1,377
    Likes Received:
    2,300
    Location:
    East Wittering. West Sussex.
    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.
     
    • Like it Like it x 2
  9. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    30,093
    Likes Received:
    17,764
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    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:
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  10. K9Brian

    K9Brian Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2010
    Messages:
    615
    Likes Received:
    610
    Location:
    South Manchester
    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.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  11. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,349
    Likes Received:
    34,968
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    Many thanks all.
     
  12. weekenders

    weekenders Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2008
    Messages:
    2,194
    Likes Received:
    1,270
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    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
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  13. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,349
    Likes Received:
    34,968
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    I can imagine, Bob :Smile: I'll make sure we've plenty of fuel if we have to go that way :Smile:
     
  14. Madmark62

    Madmark62 Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2011
    Messages:
    603
    Likes Received:
    552
    Location:
    Wakefield West Yorkshire
    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:
     
  15. jonandshell

    jonandshell Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2010
    Messages:
    5,283
    Likes Received:
    7,980
    Location:
    West Norfolk
    We've been up and down. No probs!
    1st gear on the way down for engine braking though!:Smile:
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  16. weekenders

    weekenders Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2008
    Messages:
    2,194
    Likes Received:
    1,270
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    Meant to read 2Ltr Petrol:Doh:
     
  17. Landy lover

    Landy lover Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Messages:
    2,071
    Likes Received:
    4,383
    Location:
    Zummerzet
    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
     
  18. Madmark62

    Madmark62 Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2011
    Messages:
    603
    Likes Received:
    552
    Location:
    Wakefield West Yorkshire
    I was wondering just how big the van was:Eeek::Eeek:
     
  19. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,349
    Likes Received:
    34,968
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    Under 3 tonnes so I suppose we could go up twice :Laughing:
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
Loading...

Share This Page