GRASSHILLS CAUSEWAY, COUNTY DURHAM
Time Short but sweet Difficulty rating The tough one What makes it special If the other routes look a little too easy for your liking, then have a crack at the highest vehicular through-road in England. It’s only five miles long, but it’s five miles of rocks and non-stop downhill breaking, which can leave even the toughest of us in a sweaty mess. It’s an easy-going road to the summit, but then it all goes downhill (literally), as it quickly turns into a deteriorated rock strewn slide, making bashplates and confidence in downhill braking compulsory. Remember to switch off your ABS and weight the rear. If in doubt, try something less crazy! Best part You’ll feel like a green-lane hero once you’ve done it Watch out for The road heads downhill after the summit, it’s tricky so only attempt in dry weather and take your time.