Summary: From Skelwith we follow the river Brathay to Elterwater and on through Sawrey’s wood to Little Langdale. Crossing Slater’s bridge we go in search of old slate caverns. Cathedral & Hodge Close quarries are both impressive pieces of history in the form of old slate workings. Loads of fun for kids too. Once finished exploring the caverns & tunnels, we make our way back to Skelwith via ancient woodlands.
The 3 Shires Inn, Little Langdale is nicely positioned midway through this route and provides a fine refreshment stop.
This walk is perfect for those in search of fantastic scenery but not so keen on lots of effort in the walking department.