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Skelwith Bridge



Location:  N 54°25.316’ W 03°00.732’

OS Grid Reference:  NY344034

Post Code:  LA22 9NJ

Village centre: 0.3km (¼ mile) from the Cumbria Way

Height above sea level:  55m (180ft)

From Hawkshead (Tarn Hows SD327996):  6.6km (4 miles) (Add 3.4km (2 miles) if walking from Hawkshead village)

To Elterwater: 2.2km (1⅓ miles)


Accommodation - Facilities - Public Transport - Attractions


Skelwith Bridge


Unless in need of accommodation or refreshment, Cumbria Way walkers need have no cause to feel aggrieved if they fail to visit the hamlet of Skelwith Bridge, a significant portion of which seems to be comprised of untidily depressing industrial buildings formerly connected with the working of slate


Skelwith Bridge does have one redeeming feature however, the nearby Skelwith Force. Spectacular after heavy rain, The River Brathay tumbles 4 metres (13 feet) between rocks in the most powerful waterfall in the Lake District, and is well worth the short detour from The Cumbria Way  


Facilities


Churches and Places of Worship

Mission Chapel, Little Langdale (Church of England)

Tel: 01539 437267

Web: www.achurchnearyou.com/little-langdale-mission-chapel  Email: georgewrig@hotmail.com

NY315034  1.4km (⅞ mile) from The Cumbria Way

(Note: Not marked on all Ordnance Survey maps. Postcode LA22 9NZ)


Medical Practice

Ambleside Group Practice, Ambleside Health Centre, Rydal Road, Ambleside, Cumbria

LA22 9BP

Tel: 01539 432693

Out of Hours: 03000 247247

Web: www.amblesidegrouppractice.co.uk

NY374048  5km (3⅛ miles) from The Cumbria Way


Places to eat

Chesters by the River, Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9NJ

Tel: 01539 434711

Web: www.chestersbytheriver.co.uk  Email: info@chestersbytheriver.co.uk

NY343033  0.3km (⅛ mile) from The Cumbria Way


High Park Farm Tea Garden, Little Langdale, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9NS

Tel: 01539 437718

Web: www.cumbriawaybb.co.uk  Email: wendyhunt@hotmail.com

NY323028  On The Cumbria Way


Muddy Boots, Elterwater Park Country Guest House, Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside, Cumbria

LA22 9NP

Tel: 01539 432414

Web: www.elterwaterparkguesthouse.co.uk/accommodation-rooms/muddy-boots-barn-tea-garden

Email: enquiries@elterwaterparkguesthouse.co.uk

NY335032  On the Cumbria Way


Skelwith Bridge Hotel, Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9NJ


Tel: 01539 432115

Web: www.skelwithbridgehotel.co.uk

Email: info@skelwithbridgehotel.co.uk

NY344034  0.3km (⅛ mile) from The Cumbria Way




Public Telephone

Skelwith Bridge Road beside Foulstep

At the junction of the B5343 and the A593 roads adjacent to the bus shelter

Postcode:  LA22 9NH

Tel: 01539 433163

NY344035  0.4km (¼ mile) from The Cumbria Way


Pubs

Talbot Bar, Skelwith Bridge Hotel, Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9NJ

Tel: 01539 432115

Web: www.skelwithbridgehotel.co.uk/talbot-bar  Email: info@skelwithbridgehotel.co.uk

NY344034  0.3km (⅛ mile) from The Cumbria Way


The Three Shires, Little Langdale, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9NZ

Tel: 01539 437215

Web: www.threeshiresinn.co.uk  Email: enquiry@threeshiresinn.co.uk

NY316033  1.2km (¾ mile) from The Cumbria Way



Public Transport


General Travel Information

Cumbria County Council

Cumbria Passenger Transport Map

Traveline: Tel: 0871 200 2233


Bus

Service 516 - Windermere-Ambleside-Elterwater-Dungeon Ghyll (until 29 October 2017)

- calls at Elterwater and Great Langdale (Dungeon Ghyll)

Bus stops on the A593 at the junction with the B5343

(Operated by Stagecoach)


Taxi

Ambleside Taxis  015394 33842  info@travelabacus.co.uk

Kevin’s Taxis Ambleside  015394 32371  ksmallshaw@aol.com

Lakeside Taxis and Tours  01539 488888 & 01539 239239  admin@lakesideph.co.uk

Hawkshead Taxi  01539 436946

Hilltop Taxis  07979 664472

Lakes Taxis  01539 446777  info@lakestaxis.co.uk

Tour-n-Travel  01539 441796  info@tour-n-travel.co.uk

Pegasus Taxis and Travel  01539448899  pegasustaxis@btconnect.com


Local Attractions


Ambleside Roman Fort


Borrans Field, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0EN

Tel: 0870 333 1181

Web: www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/ambleside-roman-fort

NY372034  4.3km (2⅝ miles) from The Cumbria Way



Skelwith Force


Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9NJ

NY341034  80m (90 yds) from The Cumbria Way






Windermere Steamers


Windermere Lake Cruises Ltd., Winander House, Glebe Road

Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3HE

Tel: 01539 443360

Email: info@windermere-lakecruises.co.uk

Web: www.windermere-lakecruises.co.uk

NY376031  4.8km (3 miles) from The Cumbria Way



Wray Castle

Low Wray, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0JA

Tel: 01539 433250

Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wray-castle  Email: wraycastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

NY375010  6.5km (3 miles) from The Cumbria Way



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