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So beautiful.

This drive is an experience not to be missed! The views through the pass are totally awesome in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Angela S
Richmond, United Kingdom
Amazing views

Drove through Honister pass on our trip to the Lake District, such a scenic drive, we stopped off... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Francesca L
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This drive is an experience not to be missed! The views through the pass are totally awesome in the truest sense of the word. The scenery is spectacular, and we stopped at the slate mine which is so interesting. We have done this drive many...More

Thank Angela S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drove through Honister pass on our trip to the Lake District, such a scenic drive, we stopped off at little spots you can park to admire views and take pictures, lovely way to spend the afternoon

Thank Francesca L
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

I was a little unsure about this as it’s just a road but I was mistaken. This drive was fantastic! All I can say is drive it and discover it for yourself. I’d happily drive it again even with the nagging kids in the back.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 25 August 2018

It's a road so what I thought. But it's a lovely lovely smooth drive with lots of iintresting and stunning things to watch. We made movies of it each time we drove along it , so much so my son got bored of holding the...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018

A brilliant drive. Provided you can reverse when needed and get tight to edge and watch for passing places then you will be fine

Thank ChrisPBaconandegg
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Wonderful drive on this road takes you to Derwentwater and then to the Honister Pass and mines (take the tour its worth it) and then thru Whinlatter Forest Park. Plenty to do and yes - vegetarian options available at the last place.

Thank Shreekar Y
Reviewed 8 July 2018

A stunning drive from Keswick down through Borrowdale and over the Honister Pass to Buttermere. It passes through some of the Lake District's best scenery with lots of stopping off points. You can easily spend a whole day just exploring Borrowdale though and there are...More

2  Thank BackinBracknell
Reviewed 3 July 2018

One of the best drives to do in the Lakes. Simply stunning, the mountains just wrap around you. I think the best way to view this pass is via Gatesgarth as going this way the pass slowly opens up to you as you drive along....More

Thank neil6534
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

If your a timid driver or suffer from any form of vertigo this road isn't for you. However if you love a bit of a blast up 20% gradients and down again then this road is great fun. Lots of places to stop including the...More

Thank Swansea87
Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is a terrific drive.There are places to stop and get a better look at the great scenery .It was very cold when we were there but it didn't matter if you remembered (we did) your woolly's.in places its very narrow ,so be careful when...More

Thank Barbara R
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