The Hardknott Pass - The Lake District

Driving from Coniston to Wastwater we headed for the Hardknott Pass. The Hardknott pass is a strip of tarmac like a piece of spaghetti resting over the hills between the villages of Beckfoot and Cockley Beck, a fun road to drive!


We drive a MWB Sprinter. I think driving the pass in a LWB van or a coach built motor home would be a challenge!

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You can buy free range eggs from this farm if you aren’t vegan.

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A wiggly bit of tarmac going up the hill.

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Big skies at the top

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Thank you weather for the blue skies and fluffy clouds.

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Now it’s time for gravity to help us go down.

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This corner was a bit of challenge. A reverse up hill start with the front wheels too close to the edge for comfort!

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On the next corner I saw wheel marks going off the road!

Date: May 2016

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