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View from Hardknott Pass

We woke to grey skies again. We decided to drive the Wrynose and Hardknott Passes to West Water. These passes are extremely interesting to drive. Narrow and single track, in places 25% plus gradients, plenty of bends and wandering sheep. However there are some some spetacular views over some wild and rugged country. It was a pity the weather wasn't better.

Crossing the Hardknott pass we discovered the remains of an old Roman fort which had commanding views of the Eskdale Valley.

We continued our journey to West Water one of the remotest lakes in the Lake District. But did we find very few people? Unfortunately no. A three peaks endurance race was taking place so the place was crowded. We had a quick look at the lake before getting back on the road this time taking a more major road close to the Cumbria coast back to Kendal.

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