Guided Walking in The Lake District. Elterwater & Little Langdale. 4th March 2019.

Posted on 5 March, 2019

blog-images-little-langdale.jpgYesterday, Iain provided a guided walk for Irnie & Liz Sollinger who were staying in the Lake District on a visit from the USA. The pair wanted to experience some real Lake District scenery as part of a walk of moderate length and difficulty.

We parked up in the pretty village of Elterwater and headed a short distance west to pick up the bridleway leading into Little Langdale. Iain wanted the couple to see Little Langdale Tarn nestling in the valley under snow capped mountains. Just stunning!

blog-images-little-langdale-slater-bridge.jpgWe continued on our way - walking across farmland to get to the next scenic point on this walk. Slater Bridge crosses the River Brathey just below Little Langdale Tarn and comprises of a Slate Clapper Bridge and arched Packhorse Bridge to span the river.

We were lucky with the weather today as you can see - being rewarded on our guided walk with blue skies and sunshine; we really couldn't have asked for better conditions for the couple's introduction to The Lake District's countryside.


blog-images-little-langdale-colwith-force-1.jpgOur next point of interest on this guided walk in The Lake District is further down the River Brathay. After crossing Slater Bridge, we followed a bridleway and road leading away from the river and slightly uphill from the river before we descended through woodland to rejoin it again just above Colwith Force.

Here, the river drops 30 feet in to a cleft in a narrowing of the valley below Little Langdale as it flows towards Elterwater.

A view point (photo three) makes a great vantage point for looking down on to the waterfall and the small scale hydro electric plant built many years ago to supply electricity to the village in Little Langdale. Many such shemes are starting to be developed in the Lake District and are a great way of supplying renewable energy to local communities.




blog-images-little-langdale-elterwater.jpgWe continued on our way from Colwith Force to Skelwith Bridge where the Brathay drops over a second fall at Skelwith Force the there is also the opportuity to visit Chesters By The River - a fine, but expensive place to enjoy tea & cake. However, if you can wait for that cup of tea you've been looking for, then Elterwater Village is only a gentle half hour walk further on past the pretty southern shore of the largely hidden Elterwater. From here, you also get a great view up to the picturesque and famous tops of The Langdale Pikes.

We continued on to Elterwater Village and enjoyed that cup of tea and a slice of cake at the Elterwater Cafe where you'll get slightly better value for money. It was a great way to end a most enjoyable walk in a stunning area; and Irnie & Liz were absolutely delighted with the experience provided by Iain.

Irnie & Liz paid just £130.00 for their guided walk in The Lake District with us and that included transport from and back to The Linthwaite House Hotel as well as Iain's guiding and commentry. You'll not find a more knowledgable and experienced walking guide for your day out in The Lake District.

If you'd like to enjoy a guided walk in stunning scenery and learn about the landscape from Iain, then contact us here to make your booking. We can guide a group of up to ten persons and discounts do apply for groups of four people or more.

We look forward to working with you.

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