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Surprise View

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Well worth a visit

If your legs can take the steep incline up to the surprise view then you will not be disappointed... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stunning view!

Absolutely worth it - we drove up which is easy enough with a National Trust car park available. We... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Charlotte P
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed today

Surprise View is yet another stunning viewpoint. Situated quite close to Ashness Bridge, it is easy to take in both attractions on the same outing. There is parking nearby, as is necessary for this extremely popular spot. Access to the viewpoint on foot is straightforward,...More

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Reviewed yesterday

If your legs can take the steep incline up to the surprise view then you will not be disappointed, however most people who were there same time as me and my wife just drove up, car park near by. If you are up for it...More

Thank Experience797278
Reviewed 4 days ago

Absolutely worth it - we drove up which is easy enough with a National Trust car park available. We weren't there that long, but it was so worth it - thoroughly recommend a visit! Stunning views of Borrowdale and Derwentwater - the sun sparkling off...More

Thank Charlotte P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mum & I went to see this view on 5th Sept as it is only 11 mintues from out B&B in Kewsick. Sun was shinning & went upto the narrow track in the car. We did park up for 10mins to just look at the...More

Thank jam16trav
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

get your self up for a view of a lifetime its stunning. Theres a steep hill to climb but you can go up in the car as there is a car park, just be carefull of the cliff edge.

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re visiting this area you should definitely make the effort up the mountain for this view. Even on a rainy day the view was outstanding and was my teenage sons favourite moment of the trip.

Thank Joanne C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove up the steep narrow road, missing the walkers and other cars coming down but it was well worth doing it because the view was breath taking, you feel like you are standing on top of the world, do take care of children and...More

Thank yumyum1962
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We followed the GPS on our iphone and arrived here after driving on a single lane road for about 10 minutes. On the way we passed the photogenic Ashness Bridge (also has its own designated parking lot) , and encountered the sheep at the Ashness...More

Thank twodiamondmom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Totally breath taking view across the borrowdale valley and Derwent water, this is a hidden gem and a must do.

Thank hdavisbingham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a steep drive up and you feel as if you have taken the wrong turn but persevere and you will come to a car park, we were going to pull up here but decided to keep driving and it turned out that there is...More

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