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Roadside parking, Jubilee Bridge, Hardknott Pass

Hardknott Pass has got to be one of the steepest and most difficult roads in the country. In fact, many people make the effort to drive all the way around to this part of the Lake District just to face the challenge. I should point out that this road can be extremely dangerous during the winter months and is best avoided altogether if the weather is at all frosty. I was caught out myself on one occasion when using the route as a shortcut over to Cockley Beck. Just above the steepest of the bends the road turned into an ice rink and I had no alternative than to reverse back down until I reached a convenient turning place; not an experience I'm keen to repeat.

The car park has room for about ten cars, but should you find it full, there is usually room a little further along the road into Eskdale.


If you're wondering what it looks like, , , ,

Just before reaching the proper parking spot there are a couple of broad grass verges that are often used as an overspill.

and the other one

This is the proper parking spot found at the bottom of Hardknott Pass.
 
The number of walks to choose from is 25

14th June 2015 - Visiting the Lake District Tarns - Walk No 55
  Tarns around Scafell 14.5 mile 4000 ft
Jubilee Bridge - behind Brotherilkeld - Lingcove Bridge - River Esk - Great Moss - Sampson's Stones - How Beck - Foxes Tarn gully - Foxes Tarn - Symonsd Knott - Scafell - Long Green - Slight Side - Quagrigg Moss - Great How Tarn - Oliver Gill - Bullatt Bridge - Burnmoor Tarn - Lambford Bridge - Eel Tarn - Stony Tarn - Woolpack Inn - road back to Jubilee Bridge
 

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
 

21st March 2013
  Green Crag from Jubilee Bridge 6.7 mile 1800 ft
Jubilee Bridge - Doddknott Gill - Spothow Gill - Ulpha Fell - Green Crag - Low Birker Tarn - Low Birker - Doctor Bridge - Eskdale Road - Jubilee Bridge
 

21st July 2012
  Walking the Lakeland Passes - Walk 20 - Ore Gap and Esk Hause 21.4 mile 5500 ft
Brotherilkeld - Lingcove Bridge - Lingcove Beck - Yeastyrigg Gill - Ore Gap - Angle Tarn - Angletarn Gill - Langstrath - Stonethwaite - Seathwaite - Stockley Bridge - Grains Gill - Ruddy Gill - Esk Hause - Sampson's Stones - Scale Bridge - Taw House - Brotherilkeld
 

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
 

27th May 2012
  Walking the Lakeland Passes - Walk 17 - Grassguards and Birker Fell 19 mile 2900 ft
Brotherilkeld - Jubilee Bridge - Grassguards - Seathwaite - Duddon Valley - Ulpha - Ulpha Church - Birker Fell Road - Forge Bridge - Eskdale - Eskdale Church - Low Birker Farm - Doctor 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
 

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
 

26th May 2008
  A walk around Hard Knott 6.9 mile 1780 ft
Britherilkeld Farm - Lingcove Bridge - Lingcove Beck - Moasdale - Hardknott Pass - Hardknott Roman Fort
 

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
 

7th April 2007
  A remote walk through Upper Eskdale to Esk Pike 10.75 mile 2992 ft
Brotherilkeld - Lingcove Bridge - High Gait Crags - Yeastyrigg Crags - Pike de Bield - Esk Pike - Esk Hause - River Esk / Great Moss - Sampsons Stones - Damas Dubs (above) - Scale Bridge - Brotherilkeld
 

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
 

22nd July 2006
  The seclusion of Upper Eskdale, both Scafells and Lord’s Rake. 10.2 mile 4502 ft
Brotherilkeld - Scale Bridge - Upper Eskdale - Pen - Scafell Pike - Mickledore - Lord's Rake - Scafell - Slight Side - Catcove Beck - 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
 

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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