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At last, Overnight in The Lake District

Hosted by the Consul of the Manchester Walking & Hiking Group
Sports & Leisure
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 16 Sep 08:30 - Sun 17 Sep 19:00

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Update 4th of September


We are heading to Elterwater!

The small village of Elterwater at the head of the Great Langdale valley. Elterwater itself is rather picturesque with fantastic views to the Langdale Pikes.

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Price: Share petrol, Share Car Park, Accommodation (36.43), meals

Attendees: 17. Accommodation for 14. Transportation for 17

Transportation: We need five cars Protected content . I count with following cars. If anyone else`s car is available to share let me know.
Simone -4 places- (Simone, Devan, Panos, Jowita)
Maside Protected content - (Maside, Bruno, Telma, Rita, Luis)
David -4 places (David, María, Meeri, Carlos) from Altricham
Andrei: -4 places (Andrei, Nadia, Galina,Giorgo)

Car Park: Parking in Elterwater is limited. There is the National Trust pay and display car park beside the bridge at the bottom of the village. Alternatively, there is the rough car park just to the north of the village on the opposite side of the Langdale road, at Walthwaite Bottom.


We are going to make a reservation in this place.

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Location: Ulverston 32.4 Km Protected content away Elterwater.


8:30 Meet in Manchester
11.00 Walk
Waterfalls and the Cathedral Cavern, from Elterwater
Protected content Medium circular 12.5km (7.8 miles) Ascent: 366m Min.
Protected content 3 hrs 7 mins.
Protected content of difficulty: Easy (gentle, easy, moderate, serious,
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Please ensure you are appropriately equipped for walking.

Essential to bring warm, waterproof (Jacket and over-trousers) and windproof clothing, Appropriate walking footwear
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Protected content .- rough: clear paths or tracks but they could be loose
Protected content , stone or rock. You may encounter the
Protected content steep step where a walking pole to help
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Protected content .- wet/boggy: you might like to wear your gaiters
Protected content the ground gets rather wet and soft, you may
Protected content peaty areas depending on season, or peat

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Protected content map reading: you will need to determine when
Protected content make turns or choose between paths by reading the
Protected content and knowing where you are.
Protected content and tracks on the road, woodland and across
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Protected content issues: You may encounter cattle. Includes other
Protected content obstacles. Potentially dangerous for a dog.
Protected content with steep drops close to fast flowing waterfalls,
Protected content quarry workings.

You then visit two waterfalls: Skelwith Force and Colwith Force before taking a wander into the industrial past at Hodge Close. As you wander along the lane to the Close look over the wall across the valley as you should be able to spot the entrance to Cathedral Cavern. This man made quarry is more spectacular than pictures alone can convey. It also has a wonderful echo. The National Trust have signs at the two entrances warning that visitors may enter at their own risk! One of the tunnels is over 100m Protected content long and requires a torch to see.

Protected content Pack lunch

3.00 pm Go to accommodation
4.00 pm Check in
Dinner: Dinner out

10.00 Go to Ambleside to do a short walk

An Ambleside Waterfalls Wander - Stockghyll Force

Protected content 2 Options either 5 Km or 1,4 Km. Easy

12.00 Visit area
Lunch: Lunch out
3.00 pm Way back to Manchester