B5289 road

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B5289 shield

B5289 road map.svg
At the summit of Honister Pass.
Route information
Length20.0 mi[1] (32.2 km)
Major junctions
east end54°36′08″N 3°08′25″W / 54.6021°N 3.1404°W / 54.6021; -3.1404 (B5289 road (eastern end))
west end54°37′45″N 3°18′50″W / 54.6293°N 3.3139°W / 54.6293; -3.3139 (B5289 road (western end))
Road network

The B5289 is a road in the Lake District, England. It lies in the county of Cumbria, and is an important traffic artery in the Lake District.


The road starts in Keswick and passes alongside Derwent Water. At the southern end of the lake it enters Borrowdale, passing the settlements of Grange, Rosthwaite and Seatoller. This stretch of road is notable for its views of the surrounding fells, including Catbells and Glaramara.

At Seatoller, the road starts its climb up to Honister Pass. This part of the route has many zig-zags, with gradients of 1 in 4 (25%) as it struggles up the 200 metres (600 feet) to the top. The top of the pass is an upland wilderness, with barren slopes and many erratic boulders, that is often covered in snow in the winter.

Coming down the other side the road passes the settlement of Gatesgarth and runs alongside the lake of Buttermere before reaching the village of Buttermere. It then runs alongside Crummock Water and through the valley of the River Cocker, passing the fells of Robinson and Grasmoor. It ends at the B5292 in High Lorton.

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  1. ^ "Driving directions to B5289". Google. Retrieved 26 September 2013.