Wednesday 28 December 2011

Family Fun: A walk from Elterwater (part 2)

This is a follow on from yesterday's post. We had walked down to the river through the oak wood and now came up to the second set of falls at Colwith Force:

sideways sorry!
Then we crossed more farmland and some small roads before coming to Cathedral Quarry. This was created by slate quarrying and is an incredible if slightly dangerous place to visit:

We ate our sandwiches sitting on rocks by the pool which made for chilly posteriors! Another young visitor spotted 3 goldfish swimming in the water - apparently climbers sometimes introduce them to the pool..

After exiting the quarry we went down the Little Langdale valley and crossed over the magical looking Slater'bridge. As we traversed the bridge a rainbow appeared in front of us as the sun finally started to come out:

The next leg of the journey was across the fell before we had to descend back onto a road. On this section there were some lovely slate signposts as well as the more normal ones:

After climbing up across farmland it was then a descent down a stony track back to Elterwater. With moss clad walls it was quite a magical walk:

We celebrated the end of the hike with a round of drinks and a couple of portions of chips at the Britannia Inn. I am looking forward to doing this again but on a drier day!

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1 comment:

  1. This is a lovely walk Becky. Great for children and all walking abilities. I love the bridge but have never seen the goldfish. Must look out for them next time I go. I have photos of the route taken in the spring on
    Best wishes for the New Year. Alvina


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