Many streets in the west of England and in Wales have reported slopes of 33% and higher. Alternately, head for the coast and Whitby to see the Captain Cook Memorial Museum.The UK may not be home to the world's steepest roads or have miles and miles of twisting alpine tarmac, but there are still plenty of gems to find if you know where to go.
Bristol's residential Vale Street has the steepest gradient in England with a slope of 22-degrees. The tarmac-surfaced road, which is the most direct route from the central Lake District to West Cumbria, shares the title of steepest road in England with Rosedale Chimney Bank in North Yorkshire. You’ll definitely be thankful for permanent four-wheel drive and the strong pulling power of a Subaru’s boxer engine.Take a look at the remains of the Roman Fort or if the weather is poor - a real possibility in the Lakes - visit nearby Dove Cottage, former home of English poet William Wordsworth.Originally a drover’s road, hence the name, which translates from Gaelic as Pass of the Cattle, Bealach cuts through the Applecross Peninsula in the Scottish Highlands, but with its looping hairpin turns it could just as easily pass for a Swiss mountain road. The steepest road in the UK is not a spectacular pass cutting through a remote mountain... 5 Rosedale Chimney Bank, North Yorks… One of the most challenging parts of the route is called Porlock Hill. Soaring 568m in the space of 0.81miles, the average gradient is a moderate 13 per cent, but in places that rises to 1 in 3. "Then the results have been put back together to give the average slope across the length of each road. Bealach na ba is Gaelic for Pass of the Cattle, and this single track road used to be a drover's road. Originally a drover’s road, hence the name, which translates from Gaelic as Pass of... 4 Ffordd pen llech, North Wales. It has a maximum gradient of 1 in 3 (about 33%). Vale Street in Bristol is often also reported as the steepest street in Britain (21.81°/40.02%) and hence may have a slope even steeper than 36.6%.

Bristol's residential Vale Street has the steepest gradient in England with a slope of 22-degrees.
Eldred Street, Los Angeles, Calif.; 33 percent gradient. It’s said to be the steepest road in England with a gradient of 1 in 3 (about 33%). Once part of an ironstone mine, it was demolished in 1972, by which time the road had been sealed to make it safer, but the climb remains almost as punishing as it was a century ago. This single track road right through the middle of the Lake District National Park, in the region of Cumbria, England, it’s a heart-stopping series of sharp and narrow hairpin bends. This is L.A.’ s steepest street—which already … Technically the 626m peak is only Scotland’s third highest, but because it rises from sea level, it’s also the steepest. What do you do if you find £20?

Though only one lane wide but hosting traffic in both directions, there are numerous stopping places and a parking area at the top where you can catch your breath and grab some spectacular pictures of the valley below you.Tackle one of Wester Ross’s famed mountain climbs or track the road around Loch Carron and cross the bridge to the Isle of SkyeThe steepest road in the UK is not a spectacular pass cutting through a remote mountain range but a suburban street in North Wales. Little wonder local cyclists call it ‘The Chain Breaker’, though it’ll take more than Rosedale to break a famously dependable Subaru.Rosedale is located right in the middle of the North York Moors National Park and there are several great walks close to the bank.