Lake District - a wet day's walk from Elterwater

Spinney

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Grey and drizzly - what to do. Low level, Elterwater, let's look at some rivers...
Plenty of parking in Elterwater village - there's a National Trust car park near the bridge, and several other smaller ones.
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We parked just outside the village and walked through it, noting the tea room for use on our return. (OK, that's the pub, the tea room is just behind the point where this photo was taken).
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The bridge over Great Langdale Beck in Elterwater.
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From the bridge, we take the Cumbria Way path eastwards, towards Elterwater (the lake - it can get confusing when a body of water has the same name as a village).
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The river flowing out of Elterwater is the River Brathay, here heading towards Skelwith Bridge...
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...via some waterfalls. There is a good path alongside the river.
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The bridge at... well... Skelwith Bridge. Tea shop and pub here if anyone is tired after just over 2 km...
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After Skelwith Bridge we took a little road steeply up from the junction, then followed footpaths north eastwards towards Fox Ghyll.
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You can tell it's often very damp around here...
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High altitude mountain clouds (OK, altitude approx 100 m!)
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At Fox Ghyll we joined the yellow road leading from Ambleside to Rydal, alongside the River Rothay.
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Another indication that the weather around here tends to dampness...
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The Rothay looked quite full.
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Rydal Water
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The path along the south/west side of the Rothay, walking towards Grasmere
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We walked up onto Loughrigg Terrace, from which we could see Grasmere (the lake, the village is in the murk beyond the lake).
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Then a last bit through the woods, past High Close Youth Hostel, back over towards Elterwater.
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Phoenix

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Shame it was so grey and wet, but some great photos and it looks like it was a good walk. How many miles did you do altogether? And did you manage to get back to the tea room before closing?
 
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Shame it was so grey and wet, but some great photos and it looks like it was a good walk. How many miles did you do altogether? And did you manage to get back to the tea room before closing?
Don't recall the mileage - only 5 or 6, I think. Yes, the tea room was great. It was drizzly rather than pouring down, and we weren't striding out so didn't boil too much in full waterproofs.
 

Phoenix

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Don't recall the mileage - only 5 or 6, I think. Yes, the tea room was great. It was drizzly rather than pouring down, and we weren't striding out so didn't boil too much in full waterproofs.
A good walk then, but not overly long. You take some good photos BTW, I saw the ones in the other thread. Would love to hear about more of your walks. :smile:
 
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