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Wrynose Pass

Wrynose Pass Road, off the A593 near Skelwith Bridge, Eskdale, England
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Wrynose Pass Road, off the A593 near Skelwith Bridge, Eskdale, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This has to be one of the most amazing roads in the whole of the uk, although it can be abit scary at times in the wet.

Thank GeoffNichols
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was not much better than the Hardknott Pass ,to be avoided if of the faint hearted. No mobile phone service.

Thank wiggins44
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Worth the drive.... once! We loved the views but would probably prefer to walk it in future! Don't try if your car isn't powerful

Thank Jenni P
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We drove from Windermere to Scafell Pike via the Wrynose Pass, which leads into Hardnott Pass. Absolutely amazing driving experience, the road is steep, hilly, narrow in parts and very bendy. If you love driving this is a must for you. It's challenging, but the...More

Thank baz507
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Its huge. Greater than you think in the picture. The drive, the view... We. Kept glorifying Allah . ' (subhanallah)

Thank ha r
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Drive through on way to Hardknott Pass. Beautiful views and very peaceful. Narrow and very windy so only for confident drivers.

Thank MattyA32
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We went through Wrynose Pass by mistake after following the sat nav (which is now in the bin) One of the scariest roads I have driven on, sheer drops one side, rocks the other and 40% inclines. For the few seconds I looked up from...More

1  Thank emily2812
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We have just done an 85 mile tour of Lakeland going up and over the Wrynose pass into Little Langdale I lead a procession of 35 classic vespa scooters up mand over the pass with the eldest machine being a Low Light 1951 Vespa and...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Drove this pass along with Highknott completely by accident. Clearly we were fortunate to have done this during a slow traffic time as the roads are quite narrow, steep and with hairpin turns that make passing oncoming vehicles quite challenging. We were also fortunate that...More

Thank rmcareer
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The Wrynose Pass is a winding steep narrow mountain road with passing places. It reaches one-in-four (25%) gradients in several sections. It provides a challenging 'short cut' between Ambleside and some tourist attractions nearer the Cumbrian Coast and provides scenic views. It is not recommended...More

Thank Ruth5757
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Zakiya H
20 July 2016|
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Response from katyloux7 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. From where you are I don't know because I came from Milton Keynes. The nearest village we saw was Ambleside and I hope this helps. It's beautiful.