the lake district national park

hardknott pass ▴ lake district national park, cumbria, england

the single track highway is tied for the steepest road in england, with a maximum gradient of ~33%. its name comes from the old norse harthr (hard) and knutr (craggy hill).

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Ring of stone. by Alan
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I wonder why that field enclosure ended up round…

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Yet more and more people are turning to the hills; they find something in these wild places that can be found nowhere else. It may be solace for some, satisfaction for others: the joy of exercising muscles that modern ways of living have cramped, perhaps; or a balm for jangled nerves in the solitude and silence of the peaks; or escape from the clamour and tumult of everyday existence.” -Alfred Wainwright // Lake District National Park | GarettPhotography

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Beda Fell. by Alan
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Another shot from Hallin Fell, picking out the fells rather than the dales :-)

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Martindale. by Alan
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A smashing location :-)

              A rich reward by John Burgess    -   Across Newlands valley                                ( Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England )

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HARDKNOTT PASS, LAKE DISTRICT, ENGLAND - photography: James Green - text: Julia LaPalme - Motorcyclist May / June 2017

  • “Snaking its way through the verdant hills of Lake District National Park between Eskdale and the Duddon Valley, Hardknott Pass is a favorite of motorcyclist, sports-car drivers, and cyclists in and around Cumbria, England. Hardknott owes its exciting course to the Romans, who first paved this route in AD 110. Looking west from the summit at over 1,200 feet, the Isle of Man is visible on clear days. Sections of the road have a 33-percent grade, making Hardknott one of the two steepest roads in England. As the summer months are the busiest, early morning or late evening are the best times to ride this challenging strip of tarmac.”
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Trees by Alan
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I like the trees lit up in the distance.. shame about the soft focus ( my way of avoiding saying out of focus ) on the standing stones. Castlerigg Stone Circle.

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Following the River Irt through Lake District National Park.
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