12 photographs that capture the true beauty of the Kirkstone Pass

Kirkstone Pass Lake View by Marie Castagnoli

Kirkstone Pass Lake View by Marie Castagnoli - Credit: Archant

Given the high altitude of the location, these photos are literally breathtaking.

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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