In the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Buttertubs Pass winds its way from Thwaite where the road finally stops at Hawes. This route provides drivers with nice tight twisty roads, with great views off the cliff side and some nice picture locations. The name Buttertubs comes from the large limestone pot holes which have been formed by the rock face, where it is said, farmers would store their butter in on them hot summer days, while they were on their way to their local market town.
This route is now known as Jeremy Clarksons favourite route in the whole of Yorkshire, as he describes it as “England’s only truly spectacular road”.
Places to Stop:
- None on route
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Road Type / Distance / Timing
- B Road
- 5.5 Miles
- Aprox 10 min
Warnings / Tips
Sheer drops off the side of the pass, can also be a bit slippy when wet.
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