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Hardknott Pass

Lake District National Park, Eskdale, England
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“hairpin bends” (14 reviews)
“single track” (12 reviews)
“lake district” (15 reviews)
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Lake District National Park, Eskdale, England
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"hairpin bends"
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"single track"
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"lake district"
in 15 reviews
"roman fort"
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"confident driver"
in 9 reviews
"take your time"
in 6 reviews
"amazing views"
in 9 reviews
"stunning drive"
in 4 reviews
"narrow road"
in 5 reviews
"oncoming traffic"
in 3 reviews
"lovely sunny day"
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"road users"
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"amazing road"
in 3 reviews
"helter skelter"
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"bad weather"
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"most places"
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"real challenge"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Driven on this route 10 years ago and was back this week. Drove from Elterwater to Scarfell Pike with the father in law and next day I just had to drive it again with my 5 and 7 year old. They were nervous but absolutely...More

1  Thank Adam H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I think my little 1.6 car wasn't made for this dramatic route! My car skidded at the steep hill once and traumatized my poor son... I was glad I had just changed the front and rear break pads and disks. Breath taking scenery but nerve...More

Thank Kyoko R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a beautiful drive! Would recommend taking this route over the others!! Scenery is absolutely stunning!

Thank OliviaJoyce90
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely loved this. We climbed very steeply, having to breathe in when passing other cars. The scenery just gets better and better. Sheep and cows have right of way and make this a superb pass.

Thank Bikingdiver
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome road must be done. Do it every year when over and always on a motorbike. If your not sure turn around and go home

Thank Charlie M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Glad I wasn't driving!! What an amazing journey. Travelled from west to east and the adrenalin was flowing!!

2  Thank DelLancashire
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sunday 1st July and Myself and The Other Half were travelling from Grasmere,through The Langdales,then The Wrynose and to save time via the Hardknott over to Ravenglass.We have done this before but not for a few years.My Other half had bought a new car and...More

2  Thank lizziebach
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

Driving the route between the Wrynose Pass and Hardknott Pass is an experience. I have never driven a road like it but oh was it worth it. Returning from Coniston we chose this direct route rather than the roads we have previously travelled when sampling...More

2  Thank John5550
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Drove through Hardknott pass with my parents. Even driving as a passenger is scary! But worth it when you reach the top for the spectacular views. Plenty of pass by spots, and can see for miles I'm the distance for on coming cars. There are...More

Thank Abi2503
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

There are two ways to tackle this pass. From the east via Wrynose pass which is challenging in itself with some steep drops on your left but once up the top you get some of the best views. This then leads down into the valley,...More

Thank neil6534
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tentgirl
29 April 2018|
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Response from Linda-Donnelly | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sarah, in my opinion both options are a nightmare. Cars are always coming in both directions and passing can be a challenge. Probably best if you can get there earlier as I would expect less traffic would be around then... More
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