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Wrynose Pass Tours

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Wrynose Pass
The Lake District is famous for its dramatic high mountain passes, and few are steeper or more winding than the notorious Wrynose Pass, often described, along with the adjourning Hardknott pass, as one of Britain’s most difficult roads. Climbing around 281 meters in just over 3 km, the Wrynose Pass might be a rollercoaster ride, but it’s also one of the most thrilling ascents in the Lake District, serving up astounding views over the surrounding peaks. 

The single-track road can be travelled by car, mountain bike or on foot, and weaves through the mountains between Duddon Valley and Little Langdale, to its highest point at the Three Shire Stone – a famous landmark marking the boundary between the historic counties of Cumberland, Lancashire and Westmorland. 

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The Wrynose Pass runs through the central mountains of the Lake District National Park, between Wastwater and Ambleside.
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5 Day Best of the Lake District Experience Tour

5 Day Best of the Lake District Experience Tour

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Explore the rugged Lake District on this 5-day experience from Windermere, including hotel or guesthouse accommodation and two full-day tours & one half day tour. Enjoy a Ten Lakes Spectacular trip with a lake cruise and visits to pretty Buttermere, Grasmere and Keswick; plus a High Mountain Passes tour over epic Hardknott Pass to see Muncaster Castle and ride the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway. You will also enjoy a half day Beatrix Potter's Favourite Countryside Tour visiting Hawkshead, Tarn Hows and Hill Top Farm. As well as breakfasts, your tour includes a fantastic overview of the Lake District plus round-trip hotel transfers in Windermere and Bowness.
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  • 5 days
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$709.35
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$709.35

Private Hire - The High Adventure Tour

Private Hire - The High Adventure Tour

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The Lake District is considered among the most spell-bindingly beautiful corners of the British countryside, but organizing transportation to explore solo takes up valuable sightseeing time. On this tour, spin through the Lake District with your private guide at the wheel, and reach must-see sites including Blea Tarn, Hardknott Roman Fort, and Wastwater Lake in comfort. Along the way, admire uninterrupted views from Wrynose Pass and the Eskdale railway line.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$601.26
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High Adventure Day Tour from Keswick

High Adventure Day Tour from Keswick

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Discover the spectacular mountain landscapes of the Lake District without having to hike on a full-day minibus tour of the national park’s high mountain passes from Keswick. Absorb incredible views from the Wrynose and Hardknott Mountain Passes, ride through Eskdale Valley on the famous Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, and drink in panoramas from Wastwater, voted Britain’s best view. Entry to Muncaster Castle and a ride on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.66
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$75.66
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4-Day Lake District Tour including two Full Day Tours

4-Day Lake District Tour including two Full Day Tours

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Immerse yourself in the stunning Lake District on this 4-day tour including accommodation and two day trips. Stay three nights at the 4-star hotel, and on arrival, enjoy free time to explore Bowness and Lake Windermere independently. On Day 2, enjoy a full-day tour to ten of Lakeland’s most beautiful lakes, including Grasmere and Buttermere. Then, on Day 3, experience the mountain passes and Ravenglass and Eskdale railway of western Lakeland. Daily breakfasts and dinners, plus hotel transfers are also included in your tour.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$878.25
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3 Day Lake District Tour including Central & Western Lakes

3 Day Lake District Tour including Central & Western Lakes

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Explore the Cumbria region by auto, train, and boat on this 3-day, 2-night tour. Travel through scenic villages and over mountain passes, admiring the picturesque views and scenery. Take a ride on a narrow gauge railway and enjoy a lake cruise. Two nights accommodation in either a bed and breakfast or hotel are included.
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  • 3 days
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$432.37
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The High Adventure: Full Day Mountain Goat High Mountain Passes Tour

The High Adventure: Full Day Mountain Goat High Mountain Passes Tour

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Witness the grandeur of the Lake District’s central mountains and western fells on this full-day small-group High Mountain Passes tour from Lake Windermere. Travelling in a Mercedes Sprinter minivan, follow a route first traced by the Romans over the Wrynose and Hardknott Passes, two of Britain’s steepest. Ascend the breathtaking Lakeland fells without having to go hiking and visit Roman Hardknott Fort. After a lunch break, admire spectacular views of Wastwater before returning to Windermere via Coniston Water.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.91
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Private Hire : High Adventure Tour in 16 Seater Minibus

Private Hire : High Adventure Tour in 16 Seater Minibus

Our Private Hire High Adventure Tour is the perfect opportunity for small groups of friends or family to enjoy their very own Private Tour. Our luxury, spacious 16 Seater minibuses will allow you to travel the Lake District in style. Discover the beautiful sights of the Western Lake District on this adventurous full-day tour. Discover the magnificent scenery of the Lake District with its beautiful mountains and dramatic lakes. Make your way over the Wrynose and Hardknott passes, the steepest passes in England we drive past the extraordinary remains of Hardknott Roman Fort. In the afternoon you will drive onward to “Britain’s Favourite View” at Wastwater, England’s deepest and most dramatic lake. Your next destination is the splendid Muncaster Castle, where you can explore its internationally acclaimed gardens and World Owl Trust.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$608.02
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