Cray, North Yorkshire

Cray is a hamlet on the B6160 road on a steep hill above Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire, England. It is near Buckden and the River Wharfe. It is a very popular walking area and is renowned for several waterfalls known collectively as Cray Waterfalls.

Cray is located in North Yorkshire
Location within North Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSD941791
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSKIPTON
Postcode districtBD23
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
UK Parliament
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54°12′30″N 2°05′26″W / 54.20844°N 2.09061°W / 54.20844; -2.09061Coordinates: 54°12′30″N 2°05′26″W / 54.20844°N 2.09061°W / 54.20844; -2.09061
Cray Gill Waterfall

On 5 July 2014, the Tour de France Stage 1 from Leeds to Harrogate passed through the village. The village was also the start of the Category 4 climb, Côte de Cray, which lasted for 1.6 kilometres (0.99 mi) at an average gradient of 7.1%. The climb was at the 68 kilometres (42 mi) point in the stage and Benoit Jarrier was the first rider over the top to claim the only point available for the King of the Mountain Competition [1] The climb will be repeated during the Elite Men's race in the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.[2]


  1. ^ "Tour de France Stage 1". Archived from the original on 25 July 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 April 2019. Retrieved 19 August 2019.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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