The out flow from Elter Water is the river Brathay which flows south to join Lake Windermere. Navigation of any sort is not permitted on the lake.



Recommended Trails


Elterwater Waterfalls Walk - Waterfalls are always fascinating attractions and this easy going Lake District walk visits two very different cascading forces, small compact Skelwith Force and the larger multi spouted Colwith Force. Coupled with a pleasant walk past shallow Elter Water and a brief fell climb to High Hacket this delightful circular route has it all without being too challenging.


As the walk never rises above 200 metres it is a perfect option for walking in the Lakes when the weather closes in. Also the waterfalls are at their best after rain! You will then definitely know when you are nearing one of the falls as you will hear them from some distance.


The walk is 5 miles in length and will take 2-2.5 hours and is considered fairly easy as it does not climb more than 250m refreshment available at Elterwater & Skelwith Bridge



Coordinates      54.427469°N 3.025875°W

Elterwater Falls