| The Wrynose and Hardknot Passes are not for the faint hearted, the views are great but the road just seems to go straight up mountainsides!|
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The view at the start of the climb through Wrynose.
The road ahead.
Looking back over the first easy section.
Looking back from near the top - but Wrynose is the easy one!
It might not look it but this is still the easy one!
The views make the drive worth it!
The view ahead of you at the first summit.
Looking out over the surrounding valleys.
Another view from the summit.
I drove on after descending the other side of Wrynose wondering where the road went, suddenly I realised it didn't go round but zig-zagged up the mountain ahead, this is looking back from a pause on the way up to Hardknot Pass.
The views from the road here are fabulous, this is the valley we had left.
After the drop down you come to Boot and then Dalegarth station on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, on the narrow gauge of 15". There are more photos of the line around here on The Ratty as the line is known.
The station is in beautiful surroundings, this is the bridge outside the station.
A drivers eye view of the west side of Hardknot Pass snaking its way up.
Once we were down the worst of the far side we stopped and looked at what we had just driven over!
This site was last updated 06-07-2006