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Hardknott Pass

Post by lowriderz3 » Mon 30 Jun, 2014 08:51

I went for a little drive with my wife last week over the Hardknott Pass .What an experience it must be one on the best roads in Britian. Has anybody else had a similar experience?

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Re: Hardknott Pass

Post by Robert T » Mon 30 Jun, 2014 13:31

Have a look in the past events - we did a run over both Hardknot and Wrynose last year with about half a dozen zeds. Good fun and fantastic scenery.

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Re: Hardknott Pass

Post by Beemer Man » Mon 30 Jun, 2014 16:55

We drove Wrynose and Hardknott Passes last Tuesday-our third such drive in the Zed in as many years. Prior to that we've driven it a few times in my wife's NA MX-5 1.8iS.
Always a great drive in either car.

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Re: Hardknott Pass

Post by Phil » Mon 30 Jun, 2014 17:30

We had an annual Z event in the Lake District in the early years and did those passes every time. I think 22 Zs was the most we had on the drive. Anyone else remember these weekends?
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Re: Hardknott Pass

Post by pingu » Mon 30 Jun, 2014 21:27

lowriderz3 wrote:I went for a little drive with my wife last week over the Hardknott Pass .What an experience it must be one on the best roads in Britian. Has anybody else had a similar experience?
The missus and I used to work at the hotel at the junction into Boot. We have many tales of journeys over Hardknott and Wrynose :shock: . Three point turns. Wheels going forward, but car going backwards. Walking in front in dense fog (<10ft visibility) with a torch directing the way. Chasing my boss to give him his keys and getting brake fade at 60mph going down Wrynose. Happy days :) .
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Re: Hardknott Pass

Post by garyw » Tue 08 Jul, 2014 14:42

lowriderz3 wrote:I went for a little drive with my wife last week over the Hardknott Pass .What an experience it must be one on the best roads in Britian. Has anybody else had a similar experience?
We did the Hardknott pass late last year and I felt that whilst it was pretty (even In the rain) it was one of the worst roads in Britain! :x
Certainly not one I plan to revisit that soon!

I don't remember it being that bad when I used to attend the vast Zed weekends in the Lakes.. now they were good times.. :D

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Re: Hardknott Pass

Post by 6 pot roadster » Thu 10 Jul, 2014 18:24

I did the hardknott and wrynose passes some years ago on a road rally, we managed to average 30mph from Langdale to the Woolpack at night. A fantastic drivers road, It would be nice to do it by day some time.

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Re: Hardknott Pass

Post by lmrdave » Fri 13 Mar, 2015 11:02

6 pot roadster wrote:I did the hardknott and wrynose passes some years ago on a road rally, we managed to average 30mph from Langdale to the Woolpack at night. A fantastic drivers road, It would be nice to do it by day some time.
Was that on the 'Westmorland'??
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Re: Hardknott Pass

Post by Alfie » Fri 13 Mar, 2015 14:22

Phil wrote:We had an annual Z event in the Lake District in the early years and did those passes every time. I think 22 Zs was the most we had on the drive. Anyone else remember these weekends?
:drive :thumb:

Awesome times....great memories.... 8-)
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