NY2301 : Hardknott Pass looking East

taken 42 years ago, near to Cockley Beck, Cumbria, Great Britain

Hardknott Pass looking East
Hardknott Pass looking East
Hardknott Pass is a pass that carries a minor road between Eskdale and the Duddon Valley in the Lake District National Park. The road approaching the pass vies with Rosedale Chimney Bank in North Yorkshire for the title of steepest road in England with both achieving a gradient of 1 in 3 (about 33%). The Romans originally built a road over the pass in the 2nd century to link the coastal fort at Ravenglass with their garrisons at Ambleside and Kendal. The Romans called this road the Tenth Highway. It reaches a height of 393 m (1,289 ft) at the top of the Hardknott Pass before descending steeply to the Duddon Valley and then ascending and descending the Wrynose Pass (also 393 m) on its way to Ambleside.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 15 August, 1979   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 4 October, 2012
Geographical Context
Uplands  Roads, Road transport  Heath, Scrub 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 2397 0151 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:24.2010N 3:10.3642W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 2338 0146
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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