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“A Touch of Snow on the Tops” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wrynose Pass

Wrynose Pass
Wrynose Pass Road, off the A593 near Skelwith Bridge, Eskdale, England
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Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Eskdale
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Haworth, United Kingdom
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“A Touch of Snow on the Tops”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This tortous road is not for the faint hearted.
The Wrynose and Harknott passes are to me the essence of the Lake District, with wonderful views of this icinic landscape.
The road is single track with passign places and at soem points extremely steep and winding. Be prepared to give way to other vehicles and if there is space, pull off the road, get out of the car and enjoy the spectacular views.
Snow o nthe tops added to the pleasure of our visit in March and with every cvhange of season, the Lakes show a different facet of their beauty.

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Stunning views and a bit of adrenaline!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We decided to go drive from the Wrynose Pass to the Hardknott Pass after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor. Well worth it!
It is steep and winding but not scary at all and as long as you are considerate and prudent when driving you will have no problem at all. When we were there it was also snowing slightly but, again, we had no problems.
The views are stunning. We stopped to climb one of the mountain (not sure which one) and it was a wonderful experience!
Don't let the fear put you off: it is a safe road otherwise it wouldn't be open to the traffic!

Visited March 2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Hidden face”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Unless you are very used to steep hills, sheer drops, crawling traffic and oh my Gods' plus can travel without hiding your head in your hands then this is not for you! The scenery is out of this world, the view from the top absolutely breathtaking. Wonderful place!!

Visited March 2013
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newcastle
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“dont be put off”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

we have driven over here a couple of times. we dont own a 4x4 and whilst it is very steep and times and very winding it is ok aslong as drivers coming down are considerate and dont make you give way. if that happens then you will have a problem.
it is a taxing time for the car but one you get to the top it is worth it with great views over the eskdale valley

Visited March 2013
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Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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“Great Lakes stop off”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We live in the area so the passes don't feel that steep, but Wrynose is a great place to start mountain walks with distinct plus that you're already over 1,000 feet! Recommend Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell as a good 5 hour trek with a really outstanding ridge walk and unique geological features.

Visited November 2012
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