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Hard Knott Pass

 


Hardknott Pass must be one of the most challenging sections of road in England. The route, which runs between Eskdale and Cockley Beck, has a series of steep hairpin bends and if that weren't enough, in places, the road is scarcely wide enough for two cars to pass. Lots of people make the point of journeying around here just for the experience of driving over the pass and needless to say many a shiny wing-mirror must have fallen victim to this road.

As with most places, the first road over here was built by the Romans. This one was built in the 2nd century to link their fort at Ravenglass with the one at Ambleside. The next notable use for the route was by the packhorse trains and the drovers. It wasn't until after WW2 when the war office had finished using the area for tank training that the road was surfaced with tarmac for the first time.

 


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27th March 2015 - Visiting the Lake District Tarns - Walk No 28
  Hard Knott Tarn and Hard Knott Pass Tarn 6.5 mile 1600 ft
Jubilee Bridge - Brotherilkeld - Lingcove Bridge - Lingcove Beck - Hardknott Tarn - Hard Knott - Hardknott Pass Tarn - Hardknott Pass - Jubilee Bridge
 

29th October 2014
  Harter Fell and Hard Knott Pass 4.4 mile 1900 ft
Jubilee Bridge - Dodknott Gill - Harter Fell - Hardknott Pass Tarn - Hard Knott Pass - Jubilee Bridge
 

27th April 2014
  Hard Knott from Brotherilkeld 5.8 mile 1400 ft
Jubilee Bridge - Brotherilkeld - Lingcove Bridge - Lingcove Beck - Hardknott Tarn - Hard Knott - Hardknott Pass - Jubilee Bridge
 

7th June 2013
  Hard Knott from Brotherilkeld 5.8 mile 1400 ft
Jubilee Bridge - Brotherilkeld - Lingcove Bridge - Lingcove Beck - Hardknott Tarn - Hard Knott - Hardknott Pass - Jubilee Bridge
 

19th April 2013
  Harter Fell and Hard Knott Pass 4.4 mile 1800 ft
Jubilee Bridge - Dodknott Gill - Harter Fell - Hardknott Pass Tarn - Hard Knott Pass - Jubilee Bridge
 

2nd June 2012
  Walking the Lakeland Passes - Walk 18 - Hardknott Pass, Wrynose Pass and Blea Tarn Pass 15.6 mile 4400 ft
Brotherilkeld - Hardknott Pass - Cockley Beck - Wrynose Pass - Blea Tarn - ODG - Oxendale - Hell Gill - Three Tarns - Lingcove Beck - Lingcove Bridge - Brotherilkeld
 

5th November 2011
  What have the Romans ever done for us - Harter Fell and Hardknott Fort 4.8 mile 1900 ft
Jubilee Bridge - Doddknott Gill - Harter Fell - Hardknott Pass Tarn - Hardknott Pass - Roman Fort - Hardknott Pass - Jubilee Bridge
 

29th April 2011
  An Eskdale trio - Green Crag, Harter Fell and Hard Knott 12 mile 3300 ft
Eskdale Road - Woolpack Inn - Low Birker - Low Birker Tarn - Green Crag - Long Crag - Harter Fell - Hardknott Pass - Hard Knott - Yew Bank - Lingcove Beck - Lingcove Bridge - Brotherilkeld - Eskdale Road
 

8th April 2011
  Hard Knott from Brotherilkeld 5.8 mile 1400 ft
Jubilee Bridge - Brotherilkeld - Lingcove Bridge - Lingcove Beck - Hardknott Tarn - Hard Knott - Hardknott Pass - Jubilee Bridge
 

16th April 2010
  An afternoon on Harter Fell 4.4 mile 1900 ft
Jubilee Bridge - Harter Fell - Hardknott Pass - Hardknott Roman Fort - Jubilee Bridge
 

7th November 2009
  Bucketing down on Hard Knott 5.7 mile 1640 ft
Brotherilkeld - Footpath next to River Esk - Lingcove Bridge - Lingcove Beck - Hard Knott - Hardknott Pass
 

1st March 2009
  Harter Fell and Hardknott Pass 5.5 mile 2200 ft
Jubilee Bridge - Dodknott Gill - Harter Fell - below Demming Crag - Horsehow Crags - Hardknott Tarn - Peathill Crag - Hardknott Pass - Jubilee Bridge
 

10th October 2007
  A sunny afternoon at Upper Eskdale and Hard Knott 6 mile 1670 ft
Brotherilkeld - Lingcove Bridge - Hardknott Tarn - Hard Knott - Hardknott Pass - Brotherilkeld
 

8th June 2007
  A hot afternoon on Harter Fell and Hardknott Pass 4.9 mile 2050 ft
Jubilee bridge - Harter Fell - Hardknott Pass - Hardknott Roman Fort - Jubilee Bridge
 

19th December 2006
  A triple celebration - Hard Knott to Green Crag 12.3 mile 3635 ft
Jubilee Bridge - Brotherilkeld - Lingcove Bridge - Hard Knott - Hardknott Pass - Harter Fell - Green Crag - Low Birker Tarn - Eskdale Valley - Jubilee Bridge
 

3rd August 2006
  Hard Knott and Harter Fell from Brotherilkeld 7.9 mile 2674 ft
Brotherilkeld - Lingcove Bridge - Hard Knott - Hardknott Pass - Harter Fell - Jubilee Bridge - Brotherilkeld
 

25th December 2005
  Merry Christmas on Harter Fell. 4.5 mile 2018 ft
Brotherilkeld - Jubilee Bridge - Harter Fell - Hardknott Pass - Hardknott Roman Fort - Brotherilkeld
 

17th August 2005
  Green Crag to Hard Knott after a long dry spell. 11 mile 3609 ft
Woolpack Inn Eskdale - Low Birker Tarn - Green Crag - Harter Fell - Hardknott Pass - Border End - Hard Knott - Hardknott Pass - Woolpack Inn Eskdale
 

12th February 2005
  A rainy day on Hard Knott. 5.8 mile 1650 ft
Hardknott Pass - Lingcove Bridge - Hard Knott - Hardknott Pass - Hardknott Roman Fort
 

8th April 2004
  Harter Fell and Hard Knott Pass. 4.5 mile 1949 ft
Hard Knott Pass - Jubilee Bridge - Harter Fell - top of Castle How Beck - Hard Knott Pass - Hard Knott Roman Fort
 



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