Winnats Pass is in the High Peak area of the county of Derbyshire. It lies to the west of the village of Castleton. The steep road winds through a cleft, surrounded by towering limestone pinnacles. The pass was once thought to have originated as a giant collapsed cavern; however, a more recent explanation is that it was a ravine between the coral reefs that originally formed the limestone. The name is a corruption of 'wind gates'.
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