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Address: Wrynose Pass Road, off the A593 near Skelwith Bridge, Eskdale, England
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Great drive + good height gain for walkers

An exhilarating drive particularly if you also go over the Hardknott pass as well. The road from Langdale is currently very pot-holed. The pass comes into its own for walkers by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An exhilarating drive particularly if you also go over the Hardknott pass as well. The road from Langdale is currently very pot-holed. The pass comes into its own for walkers by saving them 1000 feet of height gain from the valley floor.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic route, not for the feint hearted, I think the route from Eskdale to Grasmere is the most scenic. Give it a go you won't be disappointed.

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Merseyside
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great drive on a very wet March day. The very narrow road is full of twists and turns. At times your going up a very steep hill nearly on full lock in first gear! Lovely views everywhere It really is worth making the effort. Could be too much traffic in summer though. At times you have to reverse... More 

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Cheshire, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning views but not for the faint hearted. My partner hated it, the road is narrow, twisty, and has sheer drops.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Great views and well worth the drive. Were a little sceptical about the drive reading other reviews but do not be put off, it is not like the scene from the Italian job!!!! The biggest issue is finding it as the gps does not recognise the road in one direction. We went in February 2017 (the day after storm Doris),... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Amazing countryside views walks driving and sheep. Back of beyond and quiet at this time out of main holiday season. A real treat to visit and experience. Gods country.

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Thank tishl55
cambridgeshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Was disappointed we couldn't complete this pass due to the road being to snowing and slippery 😂 had to help another car out as they had hot stuck. But it's an excuse to regurn in better weather to try again Excellent views . You can see for miles

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

If you want to go from Ambleside to Wastwater this is the shortest route. Beware some of its is very steep especially the hairpins. Some stretches are quite thin too. It's doable on a bicycle if you're a good hill climber.

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Thank Stuart N
Penzance, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

I came over the Hardknott Pass and the overwhelming relief when I got to the valley at the bottom was quickly snuffed out when I looked around me and saw mountains everywhere and realised with a sinking feeling that there was going to be another horrendous pass. I thought about turning round but couldn't face doing Hardknott again. It can't... More 

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Not quite as scary as Hardknott Pass but an interesting drive and also has lovely views. Definitely worth the drive - as long as you are a reasonably competent driver - not for the nervous beginner

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