This well-visited stretch of the Cumbria Way is popular with dog walkers, cyclists and families. The views are superb, and much interest can be found along the banks of Great Langdale beck and the River Brathay. As well as being buggy friendly, the walk is suitable for all ages and capabilities. The walk is a ‘there-and-back’ route, however, a bus stop at Skelwith Bridge provides an alternative option to return back to the village of Elterwater.

Parking is available at the National Trust car park in the village of Elterwater where there are also toilets. A cafe at Skelwith Bridge and a pub in the village of Elterwater, provide welcome refreshments on a hot summer’s day 🙂


Route 15 – Elterwater and Skelwith Bridge – Map 1