Thursday 27th March 2008

 

Start Point : NT car park Elterwater (NY 327 047)

                   

Distance : 5.8 miles          Height Ascended : 295 metres

 

Route Map

 

Elter Water and the Langdale Pikes…………………….

 

…………a wider view includes Blea Rigg and Lang How to the right

 

Overlooking the River Brathay towards Wetherlam

 

River Brathay

 

Another view of the Langdales

 

Today's walk followed the Cumbria Way for much of the way - here it cuts through the woods near Skelwith Bridge

 

Looking north across Birk Rigg Park towards Dollywagon Pike

 

Approaching Park Farm and the view northwards now includes Dollywagon Pike, Fairfield and Heron Pike

 

Full moon at Park Farm!!

 

Continuing along the Cumbria Way the view west opens up…………

………….here Wrynose Pass (the dip in the skyline) separates Wetherlam and Tilberthwaite Fells from Cold Pike

 

Wetherlam

 

Violet ever alert - here in the woods near Colwith Force

 

Colwith Force

 

High Park farm and a sunlit Lingmoor Fell (a snow-capped Bow Fell in the distance)

 

Signs of spring in the farmyard at High Park farm

 

Lingmoor Fell over Little Langdale

 

Slater Bridge an ancient (circa 1650 – 1750) packhorse bridge over the Brathay near Little Langdale

 

Little Langdale Tarn