Mountain Journeys

Wet Weather Walks Lake District: Wonderful walks for rainy days


Looking over Windermere towards the Coniston fells

Wet Weather Walks Lake District

On Saturday I was joined by Claire and John who were visiting the Lakes with a plan to walk up Scafell Pike. However, the weather was looking pretty poor, with strong winds and heavy rain forecast. So we made a new plan to stay low, thus avoiding the strong winds and be able to enjoy some glorious Lakeland views.

From Elterwater we visited Skelwith and Colwith Force before moving on to the old quarries of Hodge Close and Cathedral cavern. Returning to Elterwater via Slaters Bridge and Little Langdale. All in all our route was about 9 miles or thereabouts, so a proper leg stretch.
With lots of water in the rivers and carpets of colour in the meadows and on the fells, it certainly has been a delight to enjoy this walk today. And with plenty of cloud shrouding the mountains, I'm confident we made the right decision to stay in the valleys rather than endure a high mountain walk.

Big thanks to Claire and John for great company and so many interesting stories.



Cascades above Colwith Force


The amazing Cathedral quarry



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