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Wrynose Pass

Wrynose Pass Road, off the A593 near Skelwith Bridge, Eskdale, England
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“lake district” (18 reviews)
“scary drive” (7 reviews)
“stunning views” (11 reviews)
Wrynose Pass Road, off the A593 near Skelwith Bridge, Eskdale, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 Darren E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank James h
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
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

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
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We drove along Wry Nose Pass on Saturday 14th October starting at the Ambleside end and then re-drove it on Sunday 15th from the Eskdale end. The scenery is stunning- mountains and fells and sheep and water. The colours in Autumn are amazing with vivid...More

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Me and my partner were recommended this place and boy are we glad we did it.Its a single car road with "pull ins scattered along the way which when you have vehicles travelling both ways you need and in some higher parts a scary experience...More

Thank jane h
Reviewed 26 September 2017

If you want to got to the back of beyond in Cumbria, try the road through Hard Knott Pass and Wrynose Pass. I was coming back from St. Bees via Boot and so did them in that order. Hard Knott Pass verges on treacherous. The...More

Thank menardjayne
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This has to be one of the most amazing roads in the whole of the uk, although it can be abit scary at times in the wet.

Thank GeoffNichols
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This was not much better than the Hardknott Pass ,to be avoided if of the faint hearted. No mobile phone service.

Thank wiggins44
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Zakiya H
20 July 2016|
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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.