Butter Tub Pass : Hawes - Thwaite

Star Ratings
4 star route rating
Corners : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.8
Straights : 2 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.5
Scenery : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.1
Road Surface : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.4
Visibility : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.4
Police Presence : green 3 Motorcycle Road2.1
Hazards : green 4 Motorcycle Road3.2

Info
Route Added By : rabbit
Date : January 9, 2005
Length : 8 kms / 5 miles
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Road Type : Rural
Map Key : Red = Excellent | Blue = Good | Purple = Other Recommended
September 7, 2012 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

A nice bit of road but on a GS or simmilar try some of the more narrow roads over the moors around Hawes
Not as fast but definatley more of a challenge and better scenery


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September 14, 2010 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

Took this road by accident on my way from Bradford to Scotland. Was pleasantly surprised by the road, its curves and scenery. The only downside was the Sunday traffic.
Been away from motorcycling for a couple of years and this was my reintroduction, with an eight hour ride home from Scotland to Cambridgeshire was a trauma, but in a good way.


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October 1, 2009 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

jeremy clarksons favorite road in the country,spectacular views and also the buttertubs (a landmark) on the left as you ride from hawes easy to miss but theres a layby and a wall on the left hiding the tubs.not a busy road but steep drops and a cable crash barrier for the inexperienced idiot.


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March 4, 2009 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Best done from Thwaite - Hawes as you climb quite steeply with some very tight switchbacks etc. and a sheer drop to your left (barriered) as you climb up the pass.


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  • bigredf
  • Honda Varadero XL1000V
  • score: 7
August 1, 2007 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

This road is awesome, it makes the Stokesly - Helmsley road look like a nursery slope. Its quite short but very testing. 1st gear switchback hairpins, jumps, drop offs into corners and all on the side of a cliff! There would be a high price to pay for a silly mistake on this road!


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January 16, 2007 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Tight, twisty, bumpy very steep drops, not for the faint hearted, if your going fast over here you need your wits about you cos if you get it wrong it's gonna hurt big time.


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August 12, 2006 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

yes that's the one - the nearest thing you'll get to an Alpine style pass in Yorkshire - quite simply stunning.


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  • pete
  • Ducati 1098
  • score: 158
March 10, 2006 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

A very short ride but stunning views depending on the weather. It's a good ride out just getting there the roads around here are fantastic.


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March 6, 2006 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

Is it that little grey road between Hawes and Thwaite? Is it unclassified?


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  • Sodom
  • 2001 CBR600 F
  • score: 10
August 8, 2005 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

Excellent riding, not particularly fast but you don't need speed to have fun. Great scenery too, you couldn't get much better really. Best done in a small group, large groups can get a little spread out, depending upon relative skill levels of those involved, or you can be on top of each other (literally almost) if you start pushing it! Still, do it and enjoy whenever and with whoever you can.


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  • pete
  • Ducati 1098
  • score: 158
January 9, 2005 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

There are some nice bends on this short stretch in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Can be be accessed from either the B6270, B6255 or the A684. Short but quite sweet.


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  • rabbit
  • VFR750FN 4XV DR800s 999s
  • score: 6303