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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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

The craziest roads I have ever been on, but worth the views & time. Make sure you are not in a hurry ~ everyone is very courteous too.

1  Thank Karen K
Reviewed 12 June 2017

You drive this road back to back with the Hardknott pass. A great drive, especially if the roads are quiet. Be aware that the road gets very narrow and corners tight and steep - part of the magic! Passing places are quite frequent but watch...More

Thank GOMS2013
Reviewed 29 May 2017

On a par with Hardknott Pass, but not quite as scary in terms of the gradients. The scenery is stunning esp. on sunny day.

Thank Anarchon
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Stunning views. Well worth a drive over The twisting and very steep precipitous Hardknott Pass first with its dramatic bleakness to the gorgeous views over Wrynose. They are completely contrasting and well worth doing both. There are a few bottlenecks and you need to read...More

Thank Shortlineski
Reviewed 18 April 2017 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.

Thank steveg24
Reviewed 15 April 2017

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.

Thank lindsay b
Reviewed 5 April 2017

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...More

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Zakiya H
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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.