Eskdale - Lake District Walk

Saturday 20th September 2014

After a relaxing day at the campsite we had a late afternoon stroll to Doctor Bridge and back.

Start: Eskdale Campsite (NY 1790 0102)

Route: Eskdale campsite - St. Catherine's Church - Gill Force Waterfall - Doctor Bridge - Eskdale - Brook House Inn - Eskdale campsite

Distance: 3.5 miles     Ascent: 74 metres      Time Taken: 2 hours

Terrain: Good paths

Weather: Warm and sunny

Pub Visited: Brook House Inn, Boot    Ale Drunk: Jennings Cumberland Ale

Route Map >>


Hartley Crag

Hartley and Gate Crags as we walk along the track towards the church.

St. Catherine's

St Catherine's church.

River Esk

The River Esk.


We follow the track from the church.

Goat Crag

There are good views of Eskdale. Here looking towards Goat Crag.


Scafell seen through the trees.

Whin Rigg

Whin Rigg and Illgill Head.


The trees frame the view across the valley.

Doctor Bridge

We spent a long time at Doctor Bridge whilst I played with my filters.


As we head back the sun is starting to disappear behind the fells.

Gate Crag

Before it disappears completley the sun lights up Gate Crag.


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