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View across Wrynose Pass

The Wrynose Pass is a mountain pass in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England between the Duddon Valley and Little Langdale. There is a single-track motor road over the pass, which is one of the steepest roads in England, with gradients up to 1 in 3. In fact, it is so steep that its name comes from 'pass of the stallion.' The road continues over Hardknott Pass and goes on to Eskdale.

The pass separates the Furness Fells from the Bowfell-Crinkle Crags massif.

At the top of the Wrynose Pass is the Three Shire Stone, marking the meeting point of the traditional counties of Cumberland, Lancashire and Westmorland.

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Taken on October 14, 2006