|Name of walk
|Elterwater with Sue
|Date of walk
We set off early to get the sunrise at Elterwater. We arrived at Elterwater NT car park around 8am and headed down the footpath. We were just going as far as Chesters By The River, then heading back again, with a couple of detours. The walk was about 4 miles on very good paths.
We arrived at Elterwater at about 8.15am, there was no sunlight on the fells yet. The Langdale Pikes in the middle.
We continued along the River Brathay. Gorgeous light.
There were lots of photographers about with big cameras on tripods. I just use my phone!
The ground was really frosty, as were the reeds and thistles.
The sun has just started to hit the fells.
Skelwith Force down below. The rocks were very icy so we didn't risk going over the slippery metal bridge for the view back.
Sue's photo of the delights of Chesters By The River at Slelwith Bridge, where we stopped for a coffee and some cake.
Then we set off over Skelwith Bridge and back along the other side of the river.
Looking back over to Chesters By The River.
We detoured to the view with the river ahead.
We head back to the main path and cross over the bridge back to the path we were on this morning, for the return route back to Elterwater NT car park. Sue's photo with me in it.
Our route ahead.
A hungry Robin.
These are all the same views in reverse, but with blue skies.
Looking back the way we came with all the photographers in a row.
Back at Elterwater for the reflections.
Langdale Pikes in the middle, now in sunshine.
A closer view.
Sue and I take a selfie.
Last photo before we head back to the car park.
We stopped at Kelly Hall Tarn on our way home. Lovely, blue and frozen today. Dow Crag and Coniston Old Man behind.
Sue takes my photo.
An excellent morning! Our walk, including the coffee break, took two hours and forty five minutes.