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Hardknott Pass

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DogPeople Says : Hardknott Fort

Lottie visited as part of a long walk in June 2012. When we visited it was pouring with rain with lightening and thunder. Although this meant we didn’t linger as long as we might it did give the site a fabulous atmosphere. Substantial, if low, wall remains give a good idea of the size and layout of the fort and the importance of its location is obvious. Great views (even on the day we visited!).


Key Info:
9 miles North East of Ravenglass, at West end of Hardknott Pass (OS Map 96; ref NY 218015). The pass road is narrow and very steep in places. WARNING: Access may be hazardous during the winter months. Managed by the National Trust.

This remote and dramatically-sited fort was founded under Hadrian in the 2nd century. Well-marked remains include the headquarters building, commandant's house and bath-house. The site of the parade-ground survives beside the fort, and the road which Hardknott guarded can be traced for some distance as an earthwork.

Opening Times:
All year at any reasonable time.

Dog Restrictions:
Dogs on leads are welcome - contact site for any restrictions. Assistance dogs are welcome everywhere.

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