The Hardknott Pass (Cumbria) Reviews
Description:Lake District route linking the West Coast with Ambleside.
Newest Review: ... newer one. For those interested in the history of the area, there are many little lay bys to stop off in, and the remains of the old road are still visible in some areas, although I would suggest getting an old map of the area from one of the tourist shops in the Lake District so you can trace the route of the Roman road. So what is the pass itself like? Well on discussing the idea of going ... more
Customer The Hardknott Pass (Cumbria) Reviews (1)
by - written on 09/09/11, updated on 20/02/12 (Very useful, 238 readings)
I've always been a fan of going for a nice scenic drive, and always been a fan of the Lake District. So the last time when we were on holiday up in Ambleside, we decided to bite the bullet and attempt the infamous Hardknott Pass. The Hardknott pass itself is a minor road in the heart of the Lake District, which links the west coast and the Eskdale Valley with the Duddon Valley, and then Ambleside in the heart of the national park. It is often in competition with Chimney Bank in Yorkshire in the battle for the steepest road in Britain. It is classed as a 1:3 climb and in places it is even steeper than this, and reaches a maximum height of 393 metres. In ... Read the complete review
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