Black Crag, Tarn Hows, Yew Tree Tarn & Holme Fell from Elterwater.
A lovely walk in the Southern Lakeland Fells
3D outline of route
Never parked here before - The roadside just outside of Elterwater. Seemed okay, but all the other parking areas have recently acquired pesky ticket machines, so they are now all empty. I guess places like this will soon get overrun with cars trying to avoid the steep charges.
Elterwater Bridge over Great Langdale Beck
Arriving at Elterwater - the water this time
The Trevor Woodburn Bridge at Skelwith Force
A quick nip through here to the main road
After 50metres or so the track to Black Crag can be seen on the right hand side of the road
Views of the Langdales and the Coniston Fells begin to appear
The track carries on towards Tarn Hows, but we veer off to the left and do the gentle climb up to the top of Black Crag
Looking back down the path we took
Another Wainwright bagged for this young chap
Black Crag - or is it Black Fell ??
Mr W seems to refer to both - Maybe someone can advise ?
Tarn Hows in the distance - our next destination
Leaving the picturesque summit and heading downhill southwards.
The One Tree.
"Remind me Paul...Why do we do this"
Classic quote from my friend Paul as we ate our sandwiches in the pouring rain underneath the tree's limited cover
The wide bridleway through Iron Keld
Time for lunch - this time in the warm and dry
Taking a right turn from the Tarn and heading down to the Glen Mary Bridge
Idyllic walk through the picturesque wood
Tom Gill Falls
Arriving at the serene Yew Tree Tarn
Sometimes a bit tricky to find, but here is the gate that signifies the start of the climb up to Holme Fell
A rocky path on the climb up through the Harry Guards Wood
And after a short haul up Holme Fell we reached the summit - The correct one this time, as I remember on my last visit I managed to miss it spending my time on the top of Ivy Crag.
Large caverns at Hodge Close Quarry
Heading through the woods towards Stang End
Views over to Lingmoor Fell from Stang End
Crossing the beck that links Little Langdale Tarn with Elterwater
Almost at the end of our walk as we reach Elterwater
Go-on then, lets have a pint.
Nice it was too !