Loughrigg Tarn and Elterwater
24 April 2010
After yesterday's long walk, today a shorter walk
with deliberate long pauses to sit and do nothing, exploring some places
which I've been near but never been to or explored fully.
The River Brathay just above Skelwith Force
Skelwith Force, and a lovely spot to stop and read the paper for a while
Not too much water in the river today
Impressive rows of chimney pots at Skelwith Bridge
The delightful Loughrigg Tarn, with the Langdale Pikes beyond.
Loughrigg Fell from the track past Loughrigg Tarn
A panoramic view of Loughrigg Tarn - I walked down to the tarn and
stopped and lay in the sunshine for a while.
The Langdale Pikes keep peeking into view - they do command the eye
Approaching Elterwater village
After an ice cream in Elterwater, the walk continues along Great
Langdale Beck - the path has been damaged by floods and the path on the
left is temporary pending repairs to the path nearer the river.
Elter Water, with the Langdale Pikes (again!)
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A lovely walk - I do tend to focus on the summits and it was great to find some
lovely spots on a lowland walk in pleasant weather.
Total distance 7.1 km spread out over a relaxed 2 hours 40 minutes.