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Address: Wrynose Pass Road, off the A593 near Skelwith Bridge, Eskdale, England
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Spectacular scenes, roads not as treacherous as expected.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Andover, United Kingdom
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Andover, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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cambridgeshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I was so frightened on this route with my little car. It was hand brake, hazard warning lights and stopping when cars passed, all the way. I was grateful that my prayers were answered as only one small car passed me. I heard about a woman driver having a panic attack when she saw a large coach coming down, the... More 

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St Neots, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

When my Mum said she dare not go up this pass I thought I would and send her the video! Exhilarating, steep in places- very steep, hairpin bends etc. A roller coaster! We went from Hardknott Pass the Wrynose. Hardknott was the steepest.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

With 1 in 3 gradients and square bends on single track it's not for the novice driver. The challenge is well rewarded as there's hardly another road in the UK so breathtaking that I've driven on. Good to stop where safe as the air is so refreshing and an amble over the countryside reveals new views.

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Norwich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Amazing drive through, takes longer than you expect but the views are soo worth it. You do need good nerves as some of the passing places are rather tight.

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