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Wrynose Pass Road, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wrynose is a good short cut but frightening. Some speed drivers try it and have perished. It's full of hair pin bends and narrow passing areas. We have done it twice but go slow Nd think carefully if you have a big car.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed November 18, 2018

A damn good part of the mountain pass, care is needed and the driver has to keep his eyes on the pass and not the scenery, stop if you wish to admire the fantastic views. There are a couple of places you can park up...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank colinhutchison241736
Reviewed October 31, 2018

I have driven the Wrynose Pass on several occasions, the most recent in July 2018. It encompasses beautiful scenery and, when you continue into the Hardnott Pass with equally beautiful scenery, you find a Roman Fort with very informative story boards. If you enjoy challenging...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

Stunning views, trickling streams, acres upon acres of wildlife. Just serene! Beware those crafty hills - ups and downs, u-bends and drops! Gives your stomach muscles a workout for sure from clenching! Worth a pass across even if it’s justt the once!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Little_Miss_Hoggle
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Spending a day in the Lakes we decided to take the scenic route through Eskdale crossing Wrynose and Hard Knott Passes. What a drive! Not for the faint hearted and fingers crossed for no on-coming traffic. Probably better for walkers than motorists, but it was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank paulinehares
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

not to be taken lightly! If you are not a confident driver can be hazardous. especially when wet! very tight bends with sharp changes in elevation. make sure any loads in your vehicle are secure inc. dogs. other than that it's an amazing place with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank david B
Reviewed October 1, 2018

If you are in the area and like to drive then do this. The experience is well worth it and the views are outstanding. It is as noted a single track with some passing places, so you will need to be patient as there is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 70sThrowback
Reviewed September 19, 2018

If your heading East to West this is a good introduction for what is to come, if you make it ok you should be able to cope with the Hardknott Pass, if you've struggled just turn round and head back. If you are travelling West...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Lakesholly
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

A coach driver recommended this pass to us. As we approached I started to think "what on earth" are we doing! The roads signs got scarier and scarier. We done Wrynose then onto Hardknot. Luckily, I wasn't driving and my husband is a very confident...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tapdancer9
Reviewed August 31, 2018

We were blessed with sunshine during our two day visit to the Lake District and, after coffees at a nearby pub, we decide to return to our B&B in Ambleside via this much acclaimed drive. There are numerous pull offs (all occupied by other motorists,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Zakiya H
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Response from Kathryn M | 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.