Category: Lake District
The Lake District, also known as the Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous for its lakes, forests, and mountains (or fells), and its associations with William Wordsworth and other Lake Poets and also with Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin. The Lake District National Park was established in 1951 and covers an area of 2,362 square kilometres (912 sq mi). It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017.
On Saturday 10 October 2019 the AFWC will be walking in the Lake District from Newby Bridge to Ambleside. For the Walksheet and the walk map please see the following link.
A good day out despite the weather warnings. We started off at Elterwater in heavy rain & headed to the Britannia for coffee. The hanging baskets were lovely with three roses outside the door (Kate, Nina Jenny).
We were not sure if the river crossing would be possible.
But it was & Nina was obviously enjoying it!
We made our way to Cathedral Cavern. This was the entrance tunnel.
Photo by Nina Bell
It is spectacular as these photos show. I spent some time exploring and went along the long tunnel where a torch was a necessity.
The pillar holds up the roof.
(Photo Jim Bonsall)
No matter how hard she tried Kate couldn’t get the pound coin out of the money tree.
Colwith Force was spectacular.
A beer in the Talbot at Skelwith Bridge was good before finishing with a walk over the hills to Ambleside. This beer is brewed in Wasdale and is named after the chief chef’s dog “Bogi”.
Please use the following link to see the walksheet and route maps:
For this walk there is a supplement which includes the walksheet, elevations, an alternative route avoiding roads and detailed information about Cathedral Cavern and pub menus:
Photos taken on this walk here
The walk sheet and suggested routes for the Lake District Dale Head to Keswick via Cat Bells walk on the 8 June 2019 can be seen in the following link: