Corporate guided walk: Elterwater, Loughrigg, Little Langdale


Thursday (that’ll be today then) I was back working for Highpoint – this time for a corporate guided walk for a group of 15 accountants – a pleasant low level walk around Elterwater and Little Langdale.

After meeting our clients at the Langdale Hotel, we wandered leisurely up through Low Wood and on to the Loughrigg Terrace to admire one of the best view in the Lake District, across Grasmere and over to Helm Crag. Following the Terrace, we visited Rydal Cave, a huge slate cavern dug in to the side of Loughrigg Fell back when the area was actively mined.

Leaving the cave, we headed back along the Terrace, before making the steep, but short, climb on to the summit of Loughrigg Fell. The good old Langdale rain joined us at this point, but not for long and by the time we’d dropped down to Loughrigg Tarn, the sun was back out.

After lunch at Skelwith Bridge, we headed along the Cumbrian Way to Colwith Force walls, which is pretty impressive at the moment to say the least! There is a LOT of water around in the rivers of the Lake District this week!

A km or so later and we were at Cathedral Quarry – this amazing cavern never fails to impress, with some of the most amazing rock architecture in the Lake District, a bunch of classic Dave Birkett climbs and a massive 160ft headwall, just begging to be abseiled!

We left Cathedral via one of the old mine tunnels, which although only 100 yards long, is pretty intimidating when the pitch darkness takes over half way though and the roof starts to lower!

A wander over the fell took us back to Elterwater and the hotel – a great day, great weather and a great group – cheers guys and cheers Joe for the work.


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