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The Kirkstone pass sits on the A 592 between Windermere and Patterdale it is regularly closed during winter.
The views are not as great as say Hardknott but it is an interesting drive and provides access for walkers to the surrounding fells.
In our opinion, the Kirkstone Mountain Pass (A592) is best tackled from Ambleside to Patterdale (you can also start it from outside Windermere but that is a tamer option which misses out 'The Struggle'). Taking this route provides better lake views towards the end of...More
Kirkstone Pass is the highest pass in the Lake District that is open to motor vehicles. At 776 meters above sea level and located on the road from Ambleside to Patterdale, it offers spectacular views of the Lake District. On a clear day, you will...More