Elterwater, Cumbria – A fabulous walk in beautiful countryside

We spent the day walking on our second day in the Lake District and used a recommended app called Lake District Walks to guide us.

Elterwater has a car park that National Trust members can use for free, but we couldn’t get in it, so we parked a short distance away at a cost of £7.50 for the day.

Our five-mile trek took us on a triangular walk first to Skelwith Bridge where we stopped at Chesters, a vegetarian cafe, then onto Little Langdale and finally back to Ellterwater where we began.

Most of the walk was fairly easy, but there are parts that get a little steeper but we managed it all.

Along the route we saw a lot of Foxglove plants.. they seem to be prolific in these parts of the world.

Near Little Langdale as we passed through a field it was full of wild flowers, something that you don’t see really in neat urban gardens.

If you’re visiting the lakes and fancy this walk I would go along with the apps recommendation to do it clockwise as we did.