Elterwater and Skelwith Bridge

The Lake District is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, and the walk from Elterwater to Skelwith Bridge is a must-visit for dog owners.

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This walk provides stunning views, beautiful scenery, and plenty of opportunities for adventure with your furry friend.

Getting There:

The trailhead for this hike is located in the village of Elterwater, which is easily accessible by car or public transportation. From the centre of the village, follow the signs for the path to Skelwith Bridge.

Trail Description:

The walk from Elterwater to Skelwith Bridge is a moderate-to-challenging hike with some steep sections.

However, the trail is well-defined and easy to navigate, and the views along the way are breathtaking.

As you make your way along the trail, you’ll pass through woodland, meadows, and rolling hills, with views of the surrounding mountains and Elterwater lake.

Your dog will love exploring the diverse terrain, and the clear streams along the way provide an excellent spot for a drink of water.

Skelwith Bridge is a charming village with plenty of opportunities for a bite to eat or a drink, and the nearby river provides an excellent spot for a picnic or a swim.


  • Be sure to bring plenty of water for you and your dog and snacks to keep your energy levels up.

  • The trail can be steep in places, so be sure to bring appropriate footwear.

  • Please keep your dog on a leash to ensure their safety and the safety of wildlife in the area.

  • Be prepared for unpredictable weather, as the Lake District is known for its changeable conditions.

  • Remember to pack a picnic or lunch to enjoy by the river!

Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a first-time visitor, the walk from Elterwater to Skelwith Bridge is a must-do for dog owners in the Lake District.

With its stunning views, charming destination, and easy-to-navigate path, this walk will surely provide a memorable experience for you and your furry friend.

Estimated Total Time: 2-3 hours

Ideal for: Dogs, Older Children, Younger Children (on a portion of the trail), Toddlers in Carriers, and Most Strollers (on a section of the route).

This guide should help you plan a safe, enjoyable, easy fell walk on Rannerdale Knotts.

Remember to respect the environment and always put safety first. Happy hiking!

Disclaimer: Please note that every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided at the time of writing.However, it is essential to verify the information carefully before making any decisions based on the contents of this article.