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).

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.”

         Martindale in Lake District, Cubria, United Kingdom by Phil Buckle

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Following the River Irt through Lake District National Park.
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              A rich reward by John Burgess    -   Across Newlands valley                                ( Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England )

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The Day After (Storm) Doris.

Kelly Hall Tarn, Lake District National Park, UK.

This image was taken on Friday (24th February 2017) just after sunset. I was quite surprised to see the water so still as there had been a ‘weather bomb’ less than 24 hours earlier!


Tree. by Alan
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Heading back down Hayeswater Gill to the car..

We had a sunny spell a little while ago and I shot a tonne of film in the space of a few days. Just got them back so feels like my birthday.