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Skelwith Bridge & Loughrigg from Elterwater
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Photo from the walk - 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

This Lake District 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. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Loughrigg Fell. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

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Walks from the same start

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

Other walks nearby

Walk 1141
0.1 miles / 0.1 km away
An Elterwater circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 1059
0.1 miles / 0.1 km away
Colwith Force and Skelwith Force from Elterwater
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.8 miles / 7.8 km
Walk 1823
0.9 miles / 1.4 km away
Fairfield Horseshoe & Loughrigg from High Close
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 14.0 miles / 22.8 km
Walk 1134
1.1 miles / 1.8 km away
Wetherlam and The Carrs from Little Langdale
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 10.8 miles / 17.5 km
Walk 2270
1.1 miles / 1.8 km away
Tilberthwaite and Holme Fell from Little Langdale
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 3697
1.2 miles / 2.0 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
Between Grasmere and Langdale
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 1472
1.7 miles / 2.7 km away
Alcock Tarn, Rydal Water & Grasmere from Grasmere
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 1565
1.7 miles / 2.7 km away
Rydal Water & Grasmere from Grasmere village
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 1682
1.7 miles / 2.7 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.

Recommended Reading

Great Mountain Days in the Lake District

Great Mountain Days in the Lake DistrictAn inspirational guidebook to 50 challenging walks on the high fells of the Lake District. The graded circular routes, between 4 and 14 miles in length, cover classic Lakeland summits like Fairfield, Scafell Pike, Great Gable and Blencathra, to the lesser-known High Spy, King's How and Brund Fell.
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