Elterwater is a small lake that lies half a mile (800 m) south-east of the village of the same name. Both are situated in valley of Great Langdale in the English Lake District.
The river Brathay which provides outflow from Elterwater flows south to join Lake Windermere, near Ambleside.
The name Elterwater means “swan lake”.
There actually two swans in mid shot!