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Hardknott Pass

Hardknott Pass, Broughton-in-Furness, UK

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About Hardknott Pass

Hardknott Pass is known as one of Britain's most challenging roads. This single-track road right through the middle of the Lake District National Park, in the region of Cumbria, England, it’s a heart-stopping series of sharp and narrow hairpin bends. It’s said to be the steepest road in England with a gradient of 1 in 3. The pass is often closed in winter due to ice that makes the route impassable for vehicles​​​​​​​.



Attractions near Hardknott Pass

Hardknott Roman Fort1.09km from Hardknott Pass

The fort at Hardknott has established early in the second century AD: a fragmentary inscription, dating from the reign of the Emperor Hadrian, from the south gate records the garrison as the Fourth Cohort of Dalmatians, from the Balkans. One of the highest Roman forts in Britain is set amid dramatic scenery on a notoriously difficult road.

Sca Fell3.86km from Hardknott Pass

Sca Fell is a majestic mountain in the English Lake District. Its height of 964 metres makes it the second-highest mountain in England after its neighbour Scafell Pike, from which it is separated by Mickledore col.  One of the nice trekking destination and also you can spend some nice time here by enjoying the beauty of this place and the views from here are truly breath taking.

Crinkle Crags3.87km from Hardknott Pass

Crinkle Crags by name and nature, a rugged jumble of shattered rocky towers on a ridge set across the head of Oxendale at the far end of the Langdale valley. Its walk has to be one of the best Lake District walks. The views are beautiful, dramatic, and exhilarating as you work your way along the five summits of the Crinkle Crags ridge. One of the good trekking destinations and also you can spend a nice time there.

Bowfell5.18km from Hardknott Pass

Bowfell is a summit in the Lake District – Southern Fells region or range in England. Bowfell is 902 meters high. All the walking routes up Bowfell on Mud and Routes can be found below. The top can be identified by the rib of rock 5m NE of the cairn. Other Notes: . Bowfell is a child summit of Scafell Pike. One of the nice trekking destinations and also you can spend some nice time by enjoying the beautiful views out from here.

The Old Man of Coniston5.73km from Hardknott Pass

The Old Man of Coniston is one of the best named fell walks in the Lake District.  It has an allure to hikers that goes beyond its unique title. Towering over the small town of Coniston, the fell draws the eye immediately. Starting off above the village of Coniston with views out to Coniston Water and beyond, it climbs through old quarry workings, perhaps a stop at Low Water for a breather before the last section to the summit.

Scafell Pike5.92km from Hardknott Pass

Scafell Pike is England's highest mountain and war memorial, cared for by the National Trust as a result of a gift after the war.  Consequently, it is very popular with charity events like the Three Peaks Challenge. If you are not on an event you might want to choose another route. Even small variations like going via Mickledore from Brackenclose make quite a difference to the 'feel' of the walk.

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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.