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Colwith Force and Skelwith Force from Elterwater
Introduction to Walk 1059

Photo from the walk - Colwith Force and Skelwith Force from Elterwater

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Central Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Peter Smyly

Length - 4.8 miles / 7.8 km

Ascent - 650 feet / 197 metres

Time - 3 hours 0 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

This circular Lake District walk explores part of the Langdale and Elterwater area passing through some fine scenery. The route includes two waterfalls that provide picturesque landmarks, Colwith Force and Skelwith Force, and the walk offers some fine views of this part of the Lake District National Park. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers.


 

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Walk 1141
An Elterwater circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km

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Lingmoor Fell & Langdale from Elterwater
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Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 1823
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Fairfield Horseshoe & Loughrigg from High Close
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Length - 14.0 miles / 22.8 km
Walk 1134
1.1 miles / 1.7 km away
Wetherlam and The Carrs from Little Langdale
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Length - 10.8 miles / 17.5 km
Walk 2270
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Tilberthwaite and Holme Fell from Little Langdale
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 3697
1.3 miles / 2.1 km away
Loughrigg Fell from Skelwith Bridge
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 1154
1.6 miles / 2.6 km away
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Grade - moderate
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 1472
1.7 miles / 2.8 km away
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Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 1565
1.7 miles / 2.8 km away
Rydal Water & Grasmere from Grasmere village
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
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1.7 miles / 2.8 km away
Rydal Water & Grasmere from Grasmere
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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