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Skelwith Bridge & Loughrigg from Elterwater

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Central Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Peter Lane

Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

Ascent - 1600 feet / 485 metres

Grade - easy/mod

Start - OS grid reference NY328047
Lat 54.433257 // Long -3.037461
Postcode LA22 9HW (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

This Lake District circular walk on one of the lower fells is ideal for a half day excursion or one of those times when the high fells are blanketed by mist. It boasts spectacular views of Grasmere and also joins the popular tourist route alongside Elterwater with its much photographed views to the Langdales, plus the dramatic (especially when in spate) Skelwith Force.

GPS Files - Notes

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These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.

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It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Other walks nearby

Walk 1684 Lingmoor Fell & Langdale from Elterwater - easy/mod - 7.0 miles/11.4 km

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

Walk 1059 Colwith Force and Skelwith Force from Elterwater - easy/mod - 4.8 miles/7.8 km

Walk 1823 Fairfield Horseshoe & Loughrigg from High Close - mod/hard - 14.0 miles/22.8 km

Walk 1134 Wetherlam and The Carrs from Little Langdale - mod/hard - 10.8 miles/17.5 km

Further Information

Stay Safe

Do enjoy yourself when out walking and choose a route that is within your capabilities especially with regard to navigation.

Do turn back if the weather deteriorates especially in winter or when visibility is poor.

Do wear the right clothing for the anticipated weather conditions. If the weather is likely to change for the worse make sure you have enough extra clothing in your pack.

Do tell someone where you are planning to walk especially in areas that see few other walkers.

Do take maps and other navigational aids. Do not rely on mobile devices in areas where reception is poor. Take spare batteries especially in cold weather.

Do check the weather forecast before leaving. The Met Office has a number of forecasts for walkers that identify specific weather risks.

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