22nd October 2016

Loughrigg Fell, Loughrigg Tarn and Skelwith Bridge from Elterwater

Time 9:45am to 1:30pm
Duration 3 hr 45 min
Distance 5 mile
Ascent Somewhere close to 1200 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Walthwaite Bottom - High Close - Deerbolts Wood - Loughrigg Terrace - Loughrigg Fell - Loughrigg Tarn - Tarn foot Farm - Skelwith Bridge - Elterwater
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre -
Car park, Walthwaite Bottom, Elterwater

Elterwater is such a popular village with visitors to the Lake District that the car park in the centre of the village and also the roadside around its edges soon become clogged up with cars. This car park appears to act as an overspill, although I suspect this one fills up just as quickly as the others.

Parking is free.

Route Map


Lingmoor Fell seen above Elterwater, taken from the road leading up to High Close - - our route to Loughrigg Terrace and the path up Loughrigg Fell.

A close up showing the cloud just and so topping Bow Fell.


Sunshine and autumn colours in Deerbolts Wood.

Zooming in on Grasmere reflections.

and not zooming in.

Here's a close up of Helm Crag and Steel Fell and up there on the right is the last of the blue sky.

Taking the route up from Loughrigg Terrace we look across to the Coniston Fells, Lingmoor Fell, Crinkle Crag and Bow Fell.

A close up of Dunmail Raise, Raven Crag, Lonscale Fell and a small part of Thirlmere.

Loughrigg Fell summit was all ours while we were here but it wouldn't have been deserted for long. Later in the walk we could see crowds of people were standing up here.

Looks like it's raining over on the Fairfield horseshoe.

Not much time spent at height today so just past the summit we turn right and head back down to valley level.



The How.

Loughrigg Tarn in front of the distant Langdale Pikes.


Skelwith Bridge, bridge.

Here's the footpath running between Skelwith Bridge and Elterwater. The picture doesn't show it but it was really busy along here today.

Woodhow Bridge - - very artistic.

Sunshine would have been nice to show off the reflections and the colours but if was still really lovely walking along here today.


Almost back in Elterwater.

And to finish, a photo of the Maple tree in Elterwater.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks