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Peaceful, tranquil and a fabulous spot for walking. Whether you wish to climb the summits or amble through the fells Langdale is a great starting point.

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September 2022


Situated at the mouth of the beautiful Langdale Valley, Elterwater is four miles west of Ambleside, in the heart of the Lake District, with some of Britain’s finest mountain scenery on the doorstep. It’s name comes from the small lake by which it sits and the Norse word ‘elter’ meaning swan; whooper swans migrated to the lake in the winter. The village first flourished with the quarrying of slate.

Elterwater Quarry is up the road over the bridge, situated at the foot of the beautiful Langdale Valley with open views to the Langdale Pikes since the middle of the 19th century and a Gunpowder manufacturing business also brought workers to the village. It is not now working but the aggregates can still be seen.

There is the Merz Barn in the village on the right hand side of the road to Chapel Stile opposite the entry to the Langdale Estate. This is where Kirt Schwitters who escaped from the Nazis during the war and settled in Ambleside, carried on with his art work. He was given the land by a farmer in the village to carry on with his work." It is now celebrating 75 years and is open to visitors

Bridge over the River Brathey

Bridge over the River Brathey

Eating Out

Both of our cottages have well appointed kitchens where you can prepare your own meals or, if you decide to eat out there are many local hostelries which our guests have recommended.

Rack of Lamb

Around the village

A few views around the village

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The Britannia Inn

Britannia Inn

Elterwater Itself

Elterwater Water