27th December 2008

Elterwater to Greenburn Tarn (and back)


Walk Overview
Time 09.15 to 14.00
Duration 4 hr 45 min
Distance 8.1 mile
Ascent 1400 ft
Walking with Jamie Lockie
Elterwater - Elterwater Hall - Dale End - Slater Bridge - Low Hall Garth - Greenburn Tarn - Fell Foot Bridge - Busk House - Dale End - Elterwater Hall - Elterwater
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Elterwater

Elterwater is a lovely little village which attracts hords of people throughout the whole year, so if you don't get here a decent time, the chances are that you'll find this car park full.


Route Map

The perfect winter morning in a deserted Elterwater.


Walking down the track which links the two valleys of Great Langdale and Little Langdale together.

Sunshine lighting up Blake Rigg and the side of Lingmoor Fell.

A cold and frosty morning at Slater Bridge.

Low Hall Garth.

Anyone interested in old mine working would have a great time at the old Greenburn copper mines.

Greenburn Tarn (reservoir), seen from the dam which was built to ensure there was a permanent water supply to the mines. The fells behind are Swirl How and Great Carrs.

Little Langdale Tarn and the gorgeous valley of the same name.

The National Trust property of Bridge End.

Now for the short walk along the road to pick up the track back over to Elterwater.

Busk House.

Looking along the road through Little Langdale.



The Bield and High Bield.

Looking back along the track towards the Coniston fells.

And now looking ahead of us.

If was sunshine all the way back to Elterwater.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks