19th Mar 04 - Elterwater, Slaters Bridge and Colwith Force

Storms throughout the night, so we thought today would be a 'washout'. But, although very windy, it didn't rain on us once. Indeed the sun came out occasionally. However, it was very wet underfoot. so much water that we couldn't make it across some of the streams and had to take detours.
We did the 'classic Langdale' walk. Starting at car park near Skelwith Bridge, walking to Elterwater, up and across to Slater's Bridge and back taking in Colwith Force.
But, on this 100th Anniversary of William Wordsworth writing "I wandered lonely as a cloud...", what better photo to start with than...


Cottages at Elterwater
That classic picture of Little Langdale tarn. How many times have I taken that?
Wet feet if you stop for a rest today!
The flooded plains on the approach to Elterwater
Colwith Force in full flood
Slater's Bridge almost submerged