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Wrynose Pass

Wrynose Pass Road | off the A593 near Skelwith Bridge, England
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“passing places” (10 reviews)
“great drive” (8 reviews)
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Wrynose Pass Road | off the A593 near Skelwith Bridge, England
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"passing places"
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"great drive"
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"confident driver"
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"hair raising"
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"scary drive"
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"hard knott pass"
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"roman fort"
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"hairpin turns"
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"narrow road"
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"driving experience"
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"stunning views"
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"sat nav"
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"coming down"
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"passes"
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"gradient"
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Reviewed yesterday

What an experience driving across this pass! The views were breathtaking as we reached the top of the pass. The road was at times very narrow, but other drivers were cautious as well, so it was incident-free. Just don't be in a hurry, and stop...More

Thank AussiesBallarat
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Modern cars have no mechanical difficulties any more, but are the drivers prepared for the 1:3 hills, especially when faced with reversing down hill to allow passing on the very narrrow road. Easy Access to Wet Side Edge and Cold Pike from the summit.

Thank hem0116
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have driven over the Wrynose pass several times over the years usually to walk on the fells. You can either join it via Hardknott Pass or via Duddon Valley both of which are attractive in their own ways. If you want to drive slowly...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Whenever I am in the area I make a point of driving the Wrynose and Hardknott passes. Both are challenging, but immensely enjoyable as long as you are a relatively experienced driver. And as well as the sheer enjoyment of driving the road, the scenery...More

Thank johnhouston2
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

If you could guarantee that you would be the only one on the road with nothing coming in the opposite direction you could relax a bit more. However, 4x4’s (who seem to own the road don’t you know) not moving over and expecting you to...More

Thank Karole S
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

There are a number of things in life you must say you’ve done, and this is definitely one of them. The drive is not for the faint hearted and I would definitely not drive through if your car is past it’s best. There’s no picture...More

Thank Mr H
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Fantastic views and roads but if your going for the driving, do it at sunrise or early morning. Full of middle-aged blokes in pick ups or 4x4's with fake snorkels and massive off road tyres like a manhood comparing competition, or teens in their finance...More

1  Thank James h
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

First, make sure you have sufficient petrol, good brakes, and strong nerves. The road is steep and narrow with hairpin turns. It is not a road for the weak kneed driver. That said, it is a beautiful trip. Lovely views at each turn, and there...More

Thank Barbara A
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

A great invigorating drive through a wild landscape, make sure your car is up to it! Narrow, winding, hairpin bend roads, with potholes and the odd rock fall, we past 2 cars with tyre problems.... Well worth the trip, great views and stop off points,...More

Thank JSJTB
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

You will need a good car and you should only attempt the drive if you have a head for heights and are happy to drive with due care.

Thank pmosurrey
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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.
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