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 Anybody driven the Hardknott pass in lake district?

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PostSubject: Anybody driven the Hardknott pass in lake district?   Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:32 pm

I am off to Eskdale tomorrow. Common sense suggests I take the longer coastal route. However as tomorrow looks like being bright I am tempted by the Harknott pass which has the steepest road in England. Anyone done it in a watercooled Kombi? should i give it a miss?
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody driven the Hardknott pass in lake district?   Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:35 pm

If I was you I'd give it a miss. Not tried it in Absinthe but I think it would make me anxious. It's bad enough in the Disco! pale

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody driven the Hardknott pass in lake district?   Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:42 pm

common sense it is then

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody driven the Hardknott pass in lake district?   Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:39 pm

Don't even go there !!!!!! Long route only,fab area so def worth the journey,we stayed at eskdale ccc site,plenty of great walking from the site,local pub and food ,try the wool pack about a mile walk up the road,out of site and turn left,take a torch for walk back as gets vvvvdark!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody driven the Hardknott pass in lake district?   Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:18 pm

have been over Hardknott Pass in libelula in 2008 in june. Brenda found it rather scary but the views were amazing and the Roman Fort very interesting. We went up from Great Langdale ending up at the pub in Boot for a well deserved pint .Good luck if you brave it Roger & Brenda
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody driven the Hardknott pass in lake district?   Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:59 pm

I've run up there!

In fact I ran through Boot the day the crazy guy did the shooting!!!! Scary!!!

All round there was the start of the Lakeland 100. Stunning area!!! Love it!!
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody driven the Hardknott pass in lake district?   Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:26 pm

Well we do like a challenge.
Some time ago when visiting Damage Barton we were warned off Porlock Hill so we did take that route. All embarrassment avoided as we just crawled up behind a double-decker bus.
This week we have spent a few good days at Ravenglass campsite riding the narrow-gauge railway to Eskdale and visiting Muncaster Castle. On leaving we decided to visit friends in Skelwith Bridge. The road there is single track and takes in Hardknot Pass and also Wrynose Pass.
Hardknot Pass proved a bit 'hard' for the Camper as, in first gear, we had to stop with wheel-spin on a very steep right-hand bend. Unloaded a wife, a buddy seat, a toilet and some luggage then made it up the bend. Re-loaded and off we went.
Probably best avoided unless you too like a challenge.
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody driven the Hardknott pass in lake district?   Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:29 pm

I think DazDub did it earlier this year. I'll be giving it a miss, thanks, unless I'm in the Defender or Mrs B's mini.

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody driven the Hardknott pass in lake district?   Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:30 pm

We did it in the bay it did very well and only had 50hp engine in Smile
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