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Colwith Force and Skelwith Force from Elterwater
Introduction to Walk 1059

Photo from the walk - Colwith Force and Skelwith Force from Elterwater

Nat Park - Lake District

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Peter Smyly

Length - 4.8 miles / 7.8 km

Ascent - 650 feet / 197 metres

Grade - easy/mod

This circular Lake District walk explores part of the Langdale and Elterwater area. The route includes two waterfalls that provide picturesque landmarks, Colwith Force and Skelwith Force.  

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Walks from the same start

Walk 1141
An Elterwater circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 2715
0.1 miles / 0.1 km away
Skelwith Bridge & Loughrigg from Elterwater
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 1684
0.1 miles / 0.1 km away
Lingmoor Fell & Langdale from Elterwater
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 1823
0.9 miles / 1.5 km away
Fairfield Horseshoe & Loughrigg from High Close
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 14.0 miles / 22.8 km
Walk 1134
1.1 miles / 1.7 km away
Wetherlam and The Carrs from Little Langdale
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 10.8 miles / 17.5 km
Walk 2270
1.1 miles / 1.7 km away
Tilberthwaite and Holme Fell from Little Langdale
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 3697
1.3 miles / 2.1 km away
Loughrigg Fell from Skelwith Bridge
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 1154
1.6 miles / 2.6 km away
Between Grasmere and Langdale
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 1472
1.7 miles / 2.8 km away
Alcock Tarn, Rydal Water & Grasmere from Grasmere
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 1565
1.7 miles / 2.8 km away
Rydal Water & Grasmere from Grasmere village
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 1682
1.7 miles / 2.8 km away
Rydal Water & Grasmere from Grasmere
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Reading

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 3: West Lakeland

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 3: West LakelandThis guidebook contains 50 short half to full-day walks in the western Lake District. Walking areas include Duddon Valley and the Coast, Eskdale, Wasdale, Ennerdale, Lorton Vale, Buttermere and the north-west lakes. Part of a three-volume series focusing on low-level walks (with the occasional peak) between 4 and 8 miles, graded for difficulty.
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