fwalls could talk they may well tell tales of the foundations on which they stand. Believed to be linked to an ancient 15th Century monastery, records for this building date back to 1496AD.

At 1500ft the Inn is the highest inhabited building in Cumbria and the third highest Inn in England.

In the early 1800's the tall stone building at the North end was built as a coach house, the extra height was needed to take the coaches of the day. Around the 1950's it was converted into a garage complete with petrol pump and forecourt. The building has now been converted to a cottage.

The Kirkstone Pass Inn - The highest Inn in Cumbria
he Kirkstone Pass itself is named after a large standing stone 500 metres from here on the road to Ullswater. The Kirk Stone's distinctive shape is the most likely reason for its name with
'Kirk' being the Scottish-English word for Church. There are also similarities when compared to old norse, for example the Swedish 'Kyrka'.

Kirkstone Pass Inn

Completes its Wind Energy Project

inding between the Cumbrian fells the 1489ft (459m) Kirkstone Pass links Windermere and Patterdale. From Ambleside the road locally know as
'the 'Struggle' rises steeply from the valley floor and joins the pass close to the Inn. Climbing at a gradient of 1 in 4 in places, the road provides enough of a challenge for the modern car and an even greater challenge for local cyclists and runners. Historically a drovers track it's worth sparing a thought for the families who would have driven their livestock over the pass in all weather conditions to sell at the local markets.

Kirkstone Pass Inn Green Wind Power without Polution


Fred Whitton 'Four Seasons' Kirkstone Pass Inn is 'Dibber spot number 1!'

For anyone that's missing the snow click here to see some snaps of the Inn!


The Kirkstone Pass Inn Ltd, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LQ
Telephone - 015394 33888 email: inn@kirkstonepassinn.com