Stories, information and comments from Wrynose Pass climbers
Story by Doug from Berwick, United Kingdom, submitted on 18/05/2014
I rode up Wrynose yesterday. Sunny and warm, first ride of the year in short sleeves and bib shorts. Set off from Low Wood Hotel and had a nice spin up to where you turn right for Langdale and then through to the bottom of the first steep piece of the ride. This was not expected. Stopped in the middle to get my breath back and pushed on over the cattle grid at the top. Nice little section to a right turn signed Wrynose and Hardnott. This is the run in to the eastern approach. The bottom section is ok and a fairly steady gradient but it slowly gets steeper just as you start to struggle. I stopped twice before I got to the sharp left turn that is the beginning of the run up to the summit. This next bit was not to bad, relatively, but then there''s the last bit which is awful and I had to get off for about 100 yards. A group of three appeared from the other side - humiliating! Anyway once over the worst bit hopped back on and over the top. Going down the other side was ok and it appears easier from west to east. I turned left at the bottom towards Broughton and then took a left for Broughton Mill. About three miles down that road was another steep section before a steady drag to a lovely summit. Round to Coniston and home
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Story by Paul Hutchin from , United Kingdom, submitted on 10/08/2013
Really pleased to have made it all the way over Wrynose and Hardknott on tourer (with panniers) without having to walk (tried it 25 yrs ago and had to get off and push). Road is very broken up in places on the Langdale side (on way up for this direction).