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Kirkstone Pass

Kirkstone Pass, Windermere LA22 9LQ, UK

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About Kirkstone Pass

Kirkstone Pass is a beautiful and the Lake District’s highest pass that is open to motor traffic. The road is very steep and narrow, with a gradient of 1 in 4. This steep twisty road connects Ambleside in the Rothay Valley to Patterdale in the Ullswater Valley. Winter conditions can be hazardous. It was once a vital coaching inn, it now caters primarily for tourists. It is the third-highest public house in England.



Attractions near Kirkstone Pass

Baystones1.35km from Kirkstone Pass

Baystones is a summit in the Lake District – Far Eastern Fells region or range in England. Baystones (Wansfell) is 486 metres high. All the walking routes up Baystones (Wansfell) on Mud and Routes can be found below.  One of the nice trekking destination and also you can spend some good times there.

Rydal Mount & Gardens4.23km from Kirkstone Pass

An interesting Victorian garden, well maintained because it belonged to the poet, William Wordsworth, from 1815 to 1850. It has trees, shrubs, grass terraces, a summerhouse, and herbaceous borders in design terms, close to the Loudon's Gardenesque Style.  The house, which was a focus for romantic literature, continues to be owned by the Wordsworth family and retains the feel of a lived in family home.

Rydal Water5.17km from Kirkstone Pass

Rydal Water is one of the smallest lakes at 3/4 mile long, 1/4 mile wide and with a depth of 55 feet, but it is very popular partly because of its Wordsworth connections. Steps lead up from the western end of the lake to ‘Wordsworth’s Seat’ – reputedly the poet’s favourite viewpoint. The lake is both supplied and drained by the river Rothay, which flows from Grasmere upstream and towards Windermere downstream.

Brockhole on Windermere, The Lake District Visitor Centre is a visitor centre and tourist attraction managed by the Lake District National Park Authority set in 30 acres of magnificent terraced gardens and grounds stretching down to the shore of Windermere lake, with splendid views of the surrounding countryside. The centre organises a number of activities, including orienteering, kayaking and open water swimming, as well as regular exhibitions.

Loughrigg Fell6.09km from Kirkstone Pass

Loughrigg Fell is a superb vantage point for the surrounding fells. For one so short in stature it makes up for any lacking in height by having fantastic views all around and an interesting, complicated top. It is flourished with beautiful woodland, craggy fells, stunning views and lots of those quintessential dry stone walls. One of the nice trekking destinations with tremendous views.

Brothers Water6.29km from Kirkstone Pass

Brothers Water is in the Hartsop valley and is a small lake in the eastern region of the Lake District. The lake is located at the foot of Kirkstone Pass, where the road climbs from the valley of Patterdale before descending to the more visited areas of Ambleside and Windermere. The small lake sustains a trout population and is one of four locations in the Lake District to harbour a rare species of fish, the Schelly.

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The largest and most widespread industry in Cumbria is tourism. The Lake District National Park alone receives some 15.8 million visitors every year.World-famous for its beautiful lakes and mountainous fells, carved out long ago by glaciers, the Lake District today is a playground for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts.