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Kirkstone Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1,489 feet (454 m) above the sea level, located in the English Lake District, in the county of Cumbria.

The road to the pass is asphalted. It’s called A592 and is 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.  The drive is definitely worth it. There are many excellent photo opportunities here. Don’t forget your camera! The pass offers great views over the Lakeland fells and Brothers Water, a small lake at the foot of the pass. 

 




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