|Walk:||Elterwater, Cumbria Way, Skelwith Force, Colwith Force, Cathedral Cave, Slater Bridge, Wilson Place|
|Start Point:||Elterwater, Walthwaite Bottom,||Grid Reference:||NY 329 051|
|Distance:||7 miles||Ascent:||1,100 feet|
|Weather:||Sunny spells - despite the forecast for rain.|
|Comments:||A detour on our journey to Keswick for a week's walking gave us the opportunity to explore Cathedral Cave which I had visited in June. Fortunately we didn't get caught in the rolling road closure on the Coniston Road - Tour of Britain section from Barrow to Whinlatter.|
The Langdale Pikes provide the perfect view
as we stop beside Elterwater for our morning break
Colwith Force . . .
is a litle more hidden . . .
in the woodland
A great specimen
The large opening in the main body of Cathedral Cave . . .
highlights the central column and the rich green slate of the roof
A small tunnel leads to . . .
an enclosed area . . .
with a rocky scamble at the far end
A couple of walkers spot some fish in the still water . . .
and are viewed again from a higher level . . .
as is the central column
The colours and shapes in the roof are amazing
Going back into the cave, I can see the entrance I used on the right . . .
and the drop from the ledge I was standing on
Slater Bridge is made up of two bridges . . .
a 17th century packsaddle bridge . . .
and a clapper bridge, which quarry men used to cross the River Brathay
from Little Langdale to Tilberthwaite.