12 photographs that capture the true beauty of the Kirkstone Pass
PUBLISHED: 00:00 02 July 2016
Given the high altitude of the location, these photos are literally breathtaking.
Kirkstone Pass photography
Blind Corner, Kirkstone Pass by Janet Danks
Kirkstone Pass Beauty by Marie Castagnoli
Kirkstone Pass Lake View by Marie Castagnoli
Kirkstone Pass by Paul Bullen
Looking at the Kirkstone Pass by Sue Mulder
Red Screes by Richard Edwards
Road to Kirkstone Pass by Dave Kershaw
Shepherd on Stony Cove Pike by Mick Gardner
The Kirkstone Pass by Franco Sanna
The Kirkstone Pass by Rob Mcewen
Troutbeck Valley From The Kirkstone Pass by John Cobham
Looking down from the Kirkstone Pass by Franco Sanna
The road out of Ambleside to the Kirkstone Pass is called The Struggle and it’s easy to see why, but if you’re after peace and quiet, it’s worth the effort, rising to an altitude of almost 1,500 feet, this is the highest pass open to traffic and connects Ambleside to Patterdale in the Ullswater Valley.
At opposite side of the pass are the summits of Stony Cove Pike to the east and Red Screes to the west, those fit and brave enough to climb to the summit are rewarded with superb vantage points to view the suurounding area.
The Kirkstone Pass Inn lies near the summit of the pass and has been a welcome stop-off point on this difficult route for centuries.
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