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A Walk to Skelwith Bridge in the Lake District

Updated on August 29, 2015
Elterwater Lake
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The Lake District in Cumbria

The Lake District in Cumbria, is one of the most popular scenic holiday destinations in England. It is a National Park in the North West and covers an area of 885 square miles.

Although the Lake District is renown for it’s wet weather, it doesn’t deter the enthusiastic walker. The breathtaking scenic mountains and lakes are a magnet to all who are prepared to face the good ole British weather!

This was my first visit to the Lake District, with my husband, sister and brother in law. We went in the month of May and certainly experienced the very changeable British weather. Plenty of sunshine and rain and May turned out to be the wettest on record!

Undeterred we donned our walking boots and waterproofs and started walking……

We visited some of the big lakes, saw some of the bigger mountains and drove some pretty scary roads, all very impressive!

But my most memorable and enjoyable walk was from the small village where we stayed and was a round trip of just 3 miles.

The Britannia Inn, Elterwater
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The Britannia Inn - Elterwater

We stayed at the Britannia Inn, a traditional Cumbrian Inn in the pretty village of Elterwater. It’s situated in the breathtaking Langdale Valley which is at the heart of the Lake District.

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Skelwith Bridge

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After a day out exploring, our walk ended abruptly in a terrific hail storm and we returned to the Britannia Inn late afternoon, to wonderful sunshine.

The blue sky and sun was more than we could resist and we decided to go for a walk in the village.

From the River Brathay which flows through the village was a signpost to Skelwith Bridge 1.5 miles. As we were a little weary after a day walking we felt this was still within our capabilities and set off!

River Brathay
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River Brathay
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River Brathay - Elterwater
River Brathay - Elterwater | Source

Open Meadows and Stunning Views

We’d expected a riverside walk to Skelwith Bridge and were pleasantly surprised to see so much more!

Stunning views of the Langdale Pikes as a backdrop, to the open meadows filled with the hardy Cumbrian sheep grazing was a idyllic and peaceful sight.


The hardy Cumbrian Sheep
The hardy Cumbrian Sheep | Source
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The open meadows | Source

Wild Garlic Growing in the Woodland

We followed the path along the River Brathay through the woods and suddenly the air was filled with the smell of garlic!

Looking around, I was amazed to see the woods were a carpet of wild garlic and after the recent rainfall the scent of garlic had intensified. Small streams trickled through the flowers, it was quite beautiful!

A carpet of wild garlic
A carpet of wild garlic | Source
Wild garlic in the woods
Wild garlic in the woods | Source

Elterwater Lake

At the end of the woods, we opened a gate and gasped in delight at the sight before us. As you can see from the photos, it's quite beautiful.

Elterwater Lake
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Elterwater Lake | Source
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Elterwater Lake | Source
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A View to Remember

The shores of Elterwater lake has many small bays with a mix of wooded and reedy shorelines. The pathway led through an open meadow with sheep quietly grazing.

The trees were breathtakingly beautiful in their spring colours, which were every bit as vibrant as autumn colour.

And there to our delight was a perfectly placed bench!

We sat awhile and enjoyed the moment, eventually my sister was the first to speak “When we are having a bad day, we just have to remember this view”

Skelwith Force Waterfall

Reluctantly, we eventually dragged ourselves away from this idyllic spot and continued our walk through the open meadows.

Suddenly we could hear the rush of water, as the River Brathay and Langdale Beck met. This forms the Skelwith Force, a fifteen foot high waterfall which has thrust a dramatic passage through the rocks.

Skelwith Force Waterfall
Skelwith Force Waterfall | Source
Skelwith Bridge
Skelwith Bridge | Source
Skelwith Bridge
Skelwith Bridge | Source
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Skelwith Bridge

We had now reached the hamlet of Skelwith, which is well known for it’s local green/blue slate and of course Skelwith Bridge!

I was intrigued by this row of cottages overlooking the river and the amount of chimneys!

By now the weather had changed again and the sunshine had disappeared. An ideal opportunity to visit the riverside café here and enjoy a cup of coffee and wait for the sun to reappear for the walk back!

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      Movie Master 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Predrag, many thanks for stopping by, I'm so pleased you enjoyed our beautiful English countryside.

      Your comments and votes are much appreciated.

      Have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley

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      Nikolic Predrag 3 years ago from Serbia, Belgrade

      Thanks for sharing this beautiful travel experience with us, supported by your amazing photos. The English countryside is beautiful. Voted up as awesome.

      Enjoy your day! Friendly regards Predrag.

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Sam, thank you for stopping by and reading, your comments are much appreciated.

      Have a beautiful day.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      SAM ELDER 4 years ago from Home

      Very beautiful hub :)

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Dim, I had forgotten you live in Cumbria - we are hoping to visit again next year and would love to meet up with you.

      I will email you nearer the time and will look forward to seeing you!

      Many thanks for the votes and have a wonderful day.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      I am flabbergasted that you were so close to where I now live. (Appleby in Westmorland, Cumbria)

      Your photography is gorgeous - You clever woman.

      If ever you are in the Lake District again, perhaps we could meet for coffee, somewhere. ????

      Wonderful hub, voted up, awesome and beautiful.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Eddy, that's lovely thank you - I will come and visit your link!

      Enjoy your day too, best wishes Lesley

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Hi Lesley I have added this hub onto my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/EveryoneHasADream

      ;I am including hubs which have inspired me the most.

      Enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Hi Lesley I have added this hub onto my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/EveryoneHasADream

      ;I am including hubs which have inspired me the most.

      Enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you so much for your visit and comments Audrey - I hope you get to visit one day!

      Best wishes and take care, Lesley

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      So beautiful Lesley! Your pictures are just outstanding! I think this will be our next vacation!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Jackie, yes we crossed all the bridges!

      I should imagine the garlic gets a little overpowering on a hot day!!

      Many thanks for your comments, best wishes Lesley

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      How beautiful, I especially love the bridges and water, did you cross any of those? Wild garlic grows around me and you really know it on a hot mowing day! Great photography, all of it!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Eddy, oh how I missed your wonderful up up and away!

      I hope you get to visit the Lake District sometime, this was my first visit and I can't wait to go again, it's just beautiful!

      Many thanks for your comments and votes, best wishes Lesley

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      Eddy Jones 5 years ago from Wales.

      Oh yes so truly beautiful M M.

      Dai's nephew lives in the Lake District ;I can't remember offhand just where and we have never visited ;but whose to say we may very well do one day.

      I have had one visit now thanks to you my friend.

      Beautiful/awesome/interesting and up up and away!!!!

      Enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi rahul0321, thank you for your wonderful comments, glad you enjoyed reading!

      Have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Beautiful pictures... great detailing... awesome hub....

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi radhikasree, I have thought on my sister's words several times since we came home - the memory of that view has quite a calming effect!

      Thank you for your lovely comments, votes and the share, it's much appreciated.

      Enjoy your day, best wishes Lesley

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      Radhika Sreekanth 5 years ago from Mumbai,India

      I liked your sister's saying "when you've a bad day, think of this lake's view!"

      The entire panorama is spectacular dug in the nature's lap. Loved the English countryside.

      Voted up, beautiful and shared.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Derdriu, I think those sheep actually 'posed' for that photo!

      I was fortunate with the weather for some of the photos, when the sun came out at the lake the reflections were fabulous!

      Thank you so much for joining us on the walk and your wonderful comments and votes, they are very much appreciated.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Derdriu 5 years ago

      Lesley, Thank you for taking us on such a lovely walk along lakes and rivers, over bridges, and through meadows and woodlands. Among my favorite photos (well, actually all of 'em are!) are the Cumbrian sheep who look as though they're aware of you all and trying to look pretty and smile for the camera. Also, I love the way your photography is so clean and clear that I feel like I can hear the current running through the waters of Brathay and Elterwater and Skelwith, smell the different body parts of the vegetation (here, wild garlic), and witness the breeze amongst the grasses and trees.

      Up + UFABI.

      Respectfully, and with many thanks, Derdriu

      P.S. I count 18 chimneys!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Vinaya, Elterwater Lake has to be one of my favourite places, I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading!

      Many thanks for your comments, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Suzette, yes the Lake District is absolutely stunning, we had a wonderful time there and I can't wait to return!

      I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading, many thanks for your comments, best wishes Lesley

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Elterwater Lake looks so beautiful. Thanks for sharing the beauty of English countryside.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi N T T, thank you for joining me on the walk to Skelwith Bridge, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the tour, many thanks for your comments.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Suzette Walker 5 years ago from Taos, NM

      The English countryside is just beautiful. This lake region is stunning. Your photographs are great as usual Lesley. What a beautiful time you all must have had here. Just charming!

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      NotTooTall 5 years ago from The Land of Pleasant Living

      Hi Movie Master,

      Yet another beautiful tour of your homeland . . . wonderful photos!

      N T T

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Tim, 'an angel of sorts' - thank you.......

      Cloverleaf is well, she isn't writing much on hubpages these days. She has been completely absorbed in building her own website and starting out on a whole new direction. She's working hard and is starting to see the results, I'm very proud of her and will tell her you asked after her, thank you.

      Isn't that a wonderful old bridge? I love old bridges, I'm glad you saw the pumpkin too!

      Always good to see you my friend, I'll call by your way just now...

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Sue, Nick and I are both laughing, we love your comment!

      It's raining here too and has done most days since we returned - so I visit the bench most days and gaze at that beautiful view, it's great to have your company here!!

      Many thanks for your votes, take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Tim Mitchell 5 years ago from Escondido, CA

      I am overwhelmed. The majestic beauty of the pictures dance in my mind thinking of all the stories. A most wonderful hub MM. Thank you for taking the time to share. You are an Angel of sorts, shhhhhhhhhhh, I'll keep that a secret. How is your daughter, never mind I will pay her a visit. When I go to Sweden to visit a friend, maybe we can visit you for a day or so, and then kinda' get a mindset for the stories of Sir Sremmus. Your pics stir up the caudron. I see a carriage being pulled by four steeds across that bridge. Maybe it was a pumpkin once. What do you think? Adios my amiga

      tim

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Lesley,

      I loved reading about your trip to the Lake District. Your photos are stunning. It is pouring rain here but I don't care because I am sitting on that bench at Elterwater Lake.

      Voted up and away!

      Have a good day. :)

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi moonlake, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your walk - the Britannia Inn had great accomodation, good beer and super food, a lovely location too!

      Thank you for your comments and votes, enjoy your day, best wishes Lesley

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      All so beautiful. You take great pictures. I love the The Britannia Inn. I like houses and buildings. I enjoyed my walk. Thank you. vote up

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi teaches, thank you for joining me on the walk to Skelwith Bridge, I always enjoy your company and your fabulous comments make my day!

      Take care and best wishes lesley

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I always enjoy your posts, especially the ones like this that allow you to feel peaceful. Your photos do make you feel like you are actually walking through this area.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi epi, you are too kind 'world class photography and words'!! you make me blush and you make my day, thank you so much!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ......I so do love your fabulous hub travelogues with your world class photography and words - the music of Percy Granger and Delius and Debussy flow through my musical mind when I read this - sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time 12:39pm

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Peg, I'm so pleased you joined me on the walk, it sounds as though you enjoyed it as much as I did!

      Many thanks for your comments, have a beautiful day, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Glimmer Twin Fan, it's nice to meet you, thank you for stopping by, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the pictures!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Peg Cole 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      This was like a mini vacation with the beauty and peacefulness shining through in these exquisite photos. So lovely to share this walk with you to a place I've never visited. It was the next best thing to being there.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      Such beautiful pictures. Too bad I'm over here in the US. Thanks for a lovely hub.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi LaThing, how wonderful you have experienced Elterwater! I thought it the most beautiful and peaceful place I have visited and can't wait to return.

      Thank you for stopping by and your comments, they are much appreciated, take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Becky, visiting England this summer is probably best done via hubpages, it's rained most days here!

      I hope you do get to return to the sunny west!

      Many thanks for joining me on the walk, your comments are much appreciated.

      Have a wonderful weekend, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello anginwu, that's great you have visited the Lake District, yes it is absolutely stunning, I am already looking forward to visiting again next year!

      Many thanks for your comments, enjoy your day, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Josh, thank you for joining me on the walk to Skelwith Bridge, I'm so pleased you enjoyed it!

      Many thanks for the votes and share, It's much appreciated!

      Have a great weekend, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello lord, the latter part of the walk at the waterfall and skelwith bridge was in a beautiful scenic setting, that my camera really didn't capture, the light was poor and it was raining - yet it was still very peaceful and romantic!

      Thank you for your comments, have a wonderful weekend, take care and best wishes Lesley

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      This brings back such fond memories! I have been to Lake District several time, and we actually rented a cottage in Eltherwater one summer. That was such a peaceful experience! Your pictures are so vivid I feel like I am back there.

      Wonderful piece Lesley! Enjoyed reading it.... Voting up and everything!

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      Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ

      I love your pictures and thank you for taking me with you on your walk through the woods. I love visiting England with you because I never get wet. I really hate rain and live in a rainy area of the country right now. One of these days I will get back to the sunny west.

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      anglnwu 5 years ago

      Last year, I spent only a couple of hours on Lake District--it's really breath-taking and I love the serenity. Your gorgeous pictures are totally stunning--you capture the mood and tranquility well. Thanks for sharing and rated up.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Lesley,

      These pictures are gorgeous! So beautiful and stunning, thank you for sharing! I may be slightly jealous, ok very jealous! :)

      This was an awesome hub. so I will vote accordingly and share! Thanks again and have a great rest of your weekend Lesley!

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Remarkable pictures. Loved the framing around the pics. That gave us a deepness within the scope of our visualization (Visualisation in UK?).

      That water fall was like already taking a life of its own with a breeze niose caressing my screen. Skelwith bridge in that Lake bridge can be a set for some romantic movies, that probably you can tell us about. Thanks Leslie, you are such a charm host... and Ambassador. hope you did enjoyed the stay.

      Lord

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Sheila, this beautiful walk made such an impression on me, I'm still thinking about it and the wonderful view of the lake!

      Thank you for your comments, votes and sharing, it's much appreciated.

      Have a wonderful weekend, best wishes Lesley

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Lesley, your pictures are absolutely beautiful! What a perfect place. I know I could spend all day walking through this beautiful countryside. Your descriptions are awesome as well. Great job as always! Voted up and awesome! Socially sharing as well. Have a beautiful day!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Mike, thank you for joining me on this walk, I thought you would enjoy this one - certainly one of my favourites.

      Many thanks for your company and comments, I hope you have a fabulous weekend, see you soon, take care Lesley

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Lesley. Thank you for such a nice walk in such a beautiful spot in the world. Your ever present camera and eye for just the right view continues to please all that are wise enough to take the journey with you.

      My mail notifications went awry so I am late in arriving.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi AnimalWrites, I plan to visit the southern coastal region of the Lake District next year, how great you have family there!

      We'd expected rain but the Lake District is so beautiful it just didn't matter and when we experienced a violent hail storm we found a fabulous pub to shelter in!

      Many thanks for your comments, they are much appreciated, have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Natashalh, how lovely you still read those books, the Lake District obviously made a lasting impression on you, I hope you get to visit again some day.

      Many thanks for your lovely comments, they are much apppreciated, take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Molly, I really like the houses in the Lake District, they have such a homely, inviting look about them - your collection sounds interesting, will they make it to a hub?!

      Many thanks for joining me on the walk and your comments, have a great weekend, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Judi, I have lived in the UK all my life, I just don't understand how come I had never visited the Lake District before!

      I am already planning on returning next year, I agree Cornwall is beautiful, we made a brief visit there earlier this year, when the weather was actually better!

      Many thanks for your comments and votes, enjoy your day, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Bill, Thank you so much for your very kind comments, your support and encouragment has me reaching for my pen!!

      Thanks for the votes too - take care have a wonderful weekend and see you soon, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Steve, quite amazing that a few hours of sunshine in the Lake District which is renown for it's wet weather has been our only bit of summer so far!

      Hope the weather improves for you:-)

      Many thanks for stopping by and your comments.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      AnimalWrites 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      Beautiful photos of the Lake District, Movie Master. I am lucky in that my family come from the southern coastal region of the Lake District, so have spent a lot of time there. Trust me, if you don't learn to love the Lake District in the rain, then you will never really love it!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Jools, yes the Lake District is still beautiful even in the rain!

      We visited Keswick - I am looking forward to returning next year as there is still plenty of places I would like to visit.

      Many thanks for your comments, have a wonderful day!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

      I love the Lake District! I'm probably the only American kid who read every Swallows and Amazons book over and over again, though. Ok, to be fair, I lived in the UK as a kid, but I continued reading the books long after moving back here. I still love those books and hope to make it back some day. When my family visited a few years after moving 'home,' the Lake District was our very first stop. We got off the plane, got in the rental car, and drove straight there.

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      Mary Strain 5 years ago from The Shire

      Gorgeous as always, MM. I collect little houses that look a lot like the ones in Skelwith and Elterwater. The countryside looks so tidy and tended.

      Thanks for taking us with you on your walk!

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      Bill De Giulio 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Lesley, you continue to amaze me with your writing and absolutely stunning photographs. Every time I read one of your Hubs it makes me want to hop on a plane and visit. You continue to introduce me to places I've never heard of, yet they are amazingly beautiful. Keep them coming. VU,B,A,I,U & sharing.

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      Judith Hancock 5 years ago from UK

      Just stunning Lesley! I love Cornwall's scenery, but the Lake District is utterly gorgeous too. Voted up etc.

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      Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      Stunning photos. Reminds me of the summer we should be having.

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      Lesley, gorgeous photos as always. I am a keen Lake visitor and have been there a number of times. A friend owns a cabin in Keswick so I have been there the last two times but I am always so in awe of its beauty. It seems to me wherever you go in the Lakes, your eyes are in for a treat; the weather doesn't even put me off.

      Great hub.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Peggy, the weather was so changeable this day, after a sunny start, we had rain then a hailstorm, glorious sunshine at the lake and then rain again at skelwith bridge!

      This has to be one of my favourite walks, very idyllic and peaceful!

      Many thanks for your comments, votes and the share, it's much appreciated, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Ricky, I hope you get to visit England's countryside one day - The Lake District is a beautiful area.

      I love photographing old stone bridges and have quite a collection! unfortunately when we got to Skelwith Bridge the weather was dreadful so the photos look a little dull! But it was still a fabulous walk.

      Many thanks as always for your continued support and votes, I hope all is well with you, best wishes Lesley

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Lesley,

      What stunning photos you have in this hub about walking to the Skelwith Bridge in the Lake District. So nice that the weather cooperated long enough for you to enjoy the walk and capture these glorious sites with your camera which you are now able to share. It looks so idealic and peaceful! They are pretty enough to frame and hang on walls. Many votes up and sharing so that others can also enjoy. Thanks!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      MM, voted up and all across but funny. What a beautiful place! I hope I truly get to visit England's country side one of these days because it is absolutely beautiful. How bout those pictures! You certainly know how to get the best out of a picture Lesley. I love it when a photo captures that age. I mean it looks like a bridge from many years ago. Love the stone bridge. Awesome pics and article MM, as usual:)

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi M K Paul, thank you for stopping by and your great comments!

      Enjoy your day, best wishes Lesley

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      M K Paul 5 years ago from India

      Wonderful pictures and beautiful location and nicely described...

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Thelma, I am so pleased this bought back some happy memories for you of the Lake District.

      Thank you for visiting, your votes and the share it's much appreciated, have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Gail, the scenery was beautiful - a great place to go to with a camera!

      I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading, thank you for stopping by and your comments and votes.

      Take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Beautiful! Gorgeous photos as always. I think I have been in this place before. It looks familiar to me. I have been in Lake District Cumbria ages ago and we went to a lot of beautiful places in Lake District and went to the Hadrian Wall.

      Thanks for reminding me those lovely days I spent in this place. Thanks for sharing. Awesome! Voted up and shared.

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      The reflections off Elterwater Lake were simply breathtaking!

      Thanks so much for taking me on these wonderful walks through the Lake District. I felt as if I were right there with you witnessing the rain storms, hail, sunshine and smelling the fields of garlic.

      Voted up across the board except for funny.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi unknown spy, I'm so glad you enjoyed the walk and the photos, many thanks for your comments!

      Have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi snowdrops, thank you for joining me on the walk - glad you enjoyed it!

      Enjoy the rest of your day, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Alicia, many thanks for joining me on my walk, I always enjoy your company, I'm so pleased you enjoyed it!

      Thank you for your comments, have a fabulous day, best wishes Lesley

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Lesley, these are amazing photos. They are really views to remember. thank you for the wonderful walk!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Ruby, I hope you get to visit England one day!

      Many thanks for stopping by and your comments!

      Have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley

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      snowdrops 5 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      Wow lesley, thank you for this beautiful walk.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Nell, I've had occasion to think about those views several times already!!

      Many thanks for stopping by and your comments!

      Take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Vanderleelie, thank you for joining me on the walk to Skelwith Bridge, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the beautiful scenery, many thanks for your comments.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I enjoy looking at photos of the English countryside, and yours are so beautiful, Lesley. The rich blue and green colors in the pictures are lovely. I love touring England through your hubs!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I would love to see England and see all of the beautiful sites you so graciously share with your camera. Thank you so much..Cheers

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, you lucky thing! lol! I haven't visited yet, but these photos and your description were amazing, I totally understand when your sister? I think you said, mentioned that when you are stressed just think of the views, wonderful!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Joyce, I know just what you mean, this was my first visit to the Lake District - the wet weather had always put me off too!

      Many thanks for stopping by and your comments, take care and see you soon, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Pamela, the Lake District is beautiful, I shall be writing a couple more hubs on our adventures! and am already looking forward to going again next year!

      Many thanks for your comments, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Seeker7, 18 chimneys - 18 fireplaces? it must cost them a fortune in fuel:-)

      Yes the scenery was so beautiful, we hardly noticed the rain - but the hail storm had us running back to the car in a hurry!!

      I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading, thank you for your comments and votes they are much appreciated.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi tobusiness, it's tempting to go visit all the well known places and the bigger lakes - yet there are lots of beautiful surprises in the quieter areas too! I hope you get there one day!

      Many thanks for your comments, take care and best wishes lesley

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      Vanderleelie 5 years ago

      Wonderful walking tour with excellent photos. I love the sheep and the carpet of wild garlic in the woods. Voted up and interesting.

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Lesley, Voted across the top except for useful and funny. Your photos are amazingly beautiful. I'm kicking myself for listening to weather man when I still lived there because they always told us about the rain; which put me off of visiting the Lake District, Joyce.

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      Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Lesley this has to be one of your best and most beautiful hubs to date - it was awesome! By the way I counted 18 chimneys??? LOL!

      It's hard to choose a favourite from such a beautiful area but if pushed I would have to go for Skelwith Force Waterfall and Elterwater Lake. But the whole area is so very lovely - even if you have bad weather, who cares, with beauty like that surrounding you.

      Wonderful hub + voted up!!

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      Your pictures are just gorgeous. It is like walking through paradise. Thanks for sharing the words and pictures of this beautiful area.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Lesley, beautiful scenery, your images are simply gorgeous.

      I know where I'm going the next time I'm in Cumbria.

      The great British weather is all part of the experience, look like you got the full treatment.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you Mandar:-)