Mountains Passes

The Lake District has many Mountain Passes which are all accessible by vehicle, be warned as most have steep parts with 25% (1 in 4) gradients, Lake District mountain passes have seen plenty of accidents over the years, mostly resulting from brake failure. These passes were mostly created by the Romans or within that time frame as routes or short cuts to other settlements.

Passes in order of height

Kirkstone Pass 454 metres

Hardknott Pass 393 metres

Wrynose Pass 393 metres

Honister Pass 356 metres

Whinlatter Pass 318 metres

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