Hardknott Pass is situated in the Lake District National Park and has gained a notorious reputation over the years.

Despite being a must-see for those looking for a demanding and thrilling road journey, the 33% incline can be incredibly dangerous.

The pass is recognised as one of the most difficult roads to climb in England due to its steep inclines and tight hairpin curves, but if you make it past those, you are in for a treat.

Tourists, truckers, and cyclists are all lured to this little road every year, which offers a one-of-a-kind and spectacular adventure.

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You'll find this "most outrageous" of roads snaking around England's highest peak (Scafell Pike) and deepest lake (Wastwater) in the mountainous wild west of the Lake District.

Many consider Hardknott a hazard.

"We put guests off from coming over Hardknott Pass," holiday-home owner Greg Poole told the BBC last year.

The Institute of Advanced Motorists' spokeswoman Heather Butcher also said: "Depending on the rider or driver's experience, it could be one to avoid.

"We don't recommend putting yourself or others in danger… You can read reviews online from various sources confirming that it's a challenging road, a thrill, etcetera, but we would advise all riders and drivers to approach roads like this with caution."

And Neil Graham, a communications officer for the Cumbria Police added, "People shouldn't seek out the road to challenge themselves." 

The Hardknott facts:

Despite warnings, thousands of people - predominantly cyclists - flock to the Lake District each year to challenge themselves on the road.

To many, this notorious route is a landmark to be celebrated and attempted, rewarding you with stunning views in the process.

This road is a single-lane asphalt road.

You can do the climb from both sides. On one side, if you start from Beckfoot you will have 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) climb and an elevation gain of 300 meters (985 feet).

On the other side, you can start from Cockley Beck where the climb will be similar, but the elevation gain is lower, about 175 meters (574 feet).

The highest point is 393 meters (1,289 feet) above sea level.

On a clear day, you can see the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea.