Great Driving Guide / Where to go

Discussion in 'Cumbria' started by pgtips, Sep 22, 2021.

  1. We recently went on a roadtrip (1400 miles) up and down the UK and at the lakes we used this driving guide.

    https://www.lakedistrictdrives.com/

    Thoroughly recommended, due to slight time constraint we did the Ultimate one and it was fantastic, we did it across 6 days. The directions, map references etc are spot on, the guy who wrote it put a lot of time into it.

    Its £4 to get the download but the best thing we could have done (hence posting it here). Keswick and Windemere are a little off putting, on a nice day everyone heads there and you feel like you are swamped with people. This guide got us off the beaten track and we got to see some of what the Lake District really has to offer.

    It will save you hours and ensures you see some of the amazing sights. We had an amazing trip and we scaled HardKnott Pass which is not for the faint hearted, its the joint steepest road in Britain so you might want to go around it. Be nice to know if any other VWs have done it hardknott pass.jpg

    Hardknott Pass, shares the title of steepest road in England. It has a maximum gradient of 1 in 3 (about 33%)
     
  2. Pah - I did Hardknott on 3 cylinders! It is a 2 litre though :D

    Love the Lakes, especially away from the crowds
     
  3. no way !
    :D
     
  4. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Administrator

    I remember @Tiny-Pie doing Hardknott Pass in the dark when she got lost on the way to Eskdale.
     
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  5. In the dark, maybe that would be better because you can't see the drops either side. :D:D
     
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  6. Now that would be scary!
     
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  7. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    She did a good write up too.
     
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  8. So about 1.5 litres then :D That's good news for us who try it with 1.6 :D
     

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