Inspired by Pete's recent video of his ride over the Hardknott Pass, I decided to chuck a tent on the back of the RS and pay a visit over a short weekend - up Saturday, back Sunday. Travelled mid Sept and was pretty luck with the weather. I travelled up from Leicestershire but took the scenic route via the A1 and then Wensleydale - breakfast in Hawes on the way.....but watch of for speed cameras - Wensleydale is infested with the bloody things! I was heading for Eskdale Camping at Boot (great site, spotless, quite, modern facilities, 3 pubs in walking distance - would recomend - http://www.eskdalecamping.com/ but the GPS took me across the Wrynose and Hardknott passes - OK on a bike......not so good if you were towing a caravan! Hardknott was stunning and a little daunting - tougher than the Pass of the Cattle at Applecross as I think the hairpins are tighter and steeper. Took a leisurely ride along the coast and inland via Cockermouth to Keswick for breakfast on Sunday (The Chalet, I think - tasty food!) and then back across the A66 and back down the A1. Here's some picks and a very badly edited youtube video! More on next post!