16th June 2007

Reflections in Ennerdele Water

 

Walk Overview
Details
Time 10.00 to 13.00
Duration 3 hr
Distance 7.1 mile
Ascent 200 ft
Walking with Andrew and Anne Leaney
Route
Bleach Green Cottages - Bowness - River Liza - The Side - Robin Hood's Chair - Bleach Green Cottages
 
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Bleach Green, Ennerdale Water

Ennerdale Water has a reputation for being an out of the way place and is arguably the most difficult of all the lakes to reach. Well, not so if you live on this side of the Lake District. For me, the lake and its surrounding fells are actually the closest to home. The upshot of its reputation is place where you ( or me ) can usually walk without meeting the crowds found in some other areas of the Lake District.

Unless there happened to be some sort of special event on, I'd go as far as to say this is some where you're guaranteed to get a parking space, and it's free.

 

Route Map
 
 
Photos

We had talked about a couple of other options for today's walk, but the forecast was about as uncertain as you could get, other than the weather was going to get worse as the day went on. So, feeling a little disappointed that good weather we'd hoped for this weekend hadn't materialised, we set off for a circuit of Ennerdale Water. And although it would have been good to get onto the higher fells the reflections we saw more than made up for this.

We had talked about a couple of other options for today's walk, but the forecast was about as uncertain as you could get, other than the weather was going to get worse as the day went on. So, feeling a little disappointed that good weather we'd hoped for this weekend hadn't materialised, we set off for a circuit of Ennerdale Water. And although it would have been good to get onto the higher fells the reflections we saw more than made up for this.

The weir end of Ennerdale Water with Great Borne and Bowness Knott on the left hand side of the lake and Anglers Crag on the right.

Annglers Crag and Crag Fell.

Great Borne and Bowness Knott.

The place was swarming with Midges today, probably brought out by the hot and humid conditions.

 

The scree on the side of Great Borne reflected in the lake.

To complete a circuit of Ennerdale Water you need to walk past the end of the lake to reach this bridge over the River Liza.

And after crossing the river we made our way along this short length of track before turning right into the fields and back across to continue walking next to the lake.

"What do you mean look at that Cow with three legs, come round the other side and you'll see number four".

Heading along the Anglers Crag side of the lake.

Anglers Crag and the only section of the whole walk where you actually feel as though you're walking up hill.

And the only bit with any down hill.

Almost at the end of the walk and starting to feel the first few drops of rain. Ten minutes later it was bucketing down.



David Hall -
Lake District Walks