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Kirkstone Pass

 


The road on the Amblside side of Kirkstone Pass has the very apt name of "The Struggle". Its 1 in 4 gradient twists and turns its way between high walls and dykes and eventually reaches the Kirkstone Pass Inn at the highest point on the route. The 1800s was the era of horse and coach travel and as this route was popular with the tourists of the time, a coach house was built next to the Inn. No doubt both the people and the horses were in need of a rest after toiling up the pass.

The pass is named after a large stone found close to the summit on the road to Ullswater. The Kirk Stone's distinctive shape is the most likely reason for its name with 'Kirk' being the Scottish-English word for Church.

 

 

 

 


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21st March 2015 - Visiting the Lake District Tarns - Walk No 25
  Tarns around Kirkstone Pass 9.6 mile 3900 ft
Hartsop - Hartsop Dodd - Stony Cove Pike - St Raven's Edge - Kirkstone Pass Inn - Red Screes - Scandale Pass - Little Hart Crag - High Hartsop Dodd - Hartsop Hall - Brothers Water - Cow Bridge - Hartsop
 

8th June 2013
  Hartsop Dodd to High Hartsop Dodd 9.5 mile 4000 ft
Hartsop - Hartsop Dodd - Stony Cove Pike - St Raven's Edge - Kirkstone Pass Inn - Red Screes - Smallthwaite Band - Middle Dodd - Scandale Pass - Little Hart Crag - High Hartsop Dodd - Hartsop Hall - Brothers Water - Cow Bridge - Hartsop
 

18th March 2012
  Walking the Lakeland Passes - Walk 3 - Kirkstone Pass and Scandale Pass 13 mile 2900 ft
Ambleside - Kirkstone Pass - Kirk Stone - Hartsop Hall - Brothers Water - Hartsop Hall - Caiston Glen - Scandale Pass - Scandale - Ambleside
 

23rd May 2010
  Ambleside to Red Screes via Wansfell Pike and Woundale 11.4 mile 3820 ft
Miller Bridge - Ambleside - Wansfell Pike - Baystones - Kirkstone Pass - Woundale - St Raven's Edge - top of Kirkstone Pass - Red Screes - Snarker Pike - Kirkstone Road - Ambleside - Miller Bridge
 

1st November 2008
  An out of the ordinary combination of fells from Troutbeck 12.4 mile 3450 ft
Troutbeck Church - Troutbeck - Nanny Lane - Wansfell Pike - Baystones - Kirkstone Pass - Broad End - St Raven's Edge - Stony Cove Pike - Threshthwaite Mouth - Troutbeck Tongue - Long Green Head - Limefit Park - Troutbeck Church
 

16th February 2008
  Blue sky and sunshine for a walk to Red Screes and Scandale 8.3 mile 2644 ft
Ambleside - Kirkstone Pass - Snarker Pike - Red Screes - Scandale Pass - Scandale Tarn - Scandale Pass - Scandale - Ambleside
 

20th March 2007
  Arctic winds on the Scandale skyline 9.5 mile 3484 ft
Ambleside - Kirkstone Rd - Snarker Pike - Red Screes - Middle Dodd - Scandale Pass - Scandale Tarn - Little Hart Crag - High Bakestones - High Pike - Low Pike - Low Sweden Bridge - Ambleside
 

10th June 2006
  The Patterdale side of Kirkstone Pass skyline 8.5 mile 3586 ft
Kirkstone Pass - Red Screes - Middle Dodd - Brothers Water - Hartsop - Hartsop Dodd - Stony Cove Pike - St Raven's Edge - Kirkstone Pass
 

22nd March 2006
  A perfect snowy walk through Scandale to Red Screes from Ambleside. 8.3 mile 2595 ft
Ambleside - High Sweden Bridge - Scandale Pass - Middle Dodd - Red Screes - Snarker Pike - Kirkstone Pass - Ambleside
 



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