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Scenic drive over Kirkstone Pass from Windermere to Ullswater.

Date: 30th January 2012
Filed under: Things To Do, Top Tips, Uncategorized
Tagged: kirkstone pass, scenic drives, ullswater, windermere

This weekend was perfect for a drive over Kirkstone Pass from the Windermere side. Bright blue skies, snow topped peaks... the photos speak for themselves.

From the outskirts of Windermere you can take the A592 which goes through Troutbeck and climbs towards the top of Kirkstone Pass which at 454 metres (1490 feet) is the highest pass in the Lake District. From the summit its worthwhile parking up to take in the fantastic mountain scenary, with Red Screes above you, and Wansfell to the South.

From the Summit you can continue over Kirkstone Pass heading down towards Patterdale and lake Ullswater. This section of the pass offers the best scenary as you wind down towards Brotherswater. Carry on through Patterdale and you start to then follow the shores of Ullswater, the lake district’s second longest lake.

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