29th June 2008

A circuit of Ennerdale Water


Walk Overview
Time 07.10 to 09.45
Duration 2hr 35 min
Distance 7.2 mile
Ascent 640 ft
Walking with On my own
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.



The Weir at the western end of the lake.

Approaching the section of path under Anglers Crag and looking across to Great Borne and Bowness Knott.

Looking back from the small headland called Robin Hood's Chair.

The view down the length of the lake from the highest point on the walk.


Almost at the end of Ennerdale Water now, where , , ,

, , the path heads across some fields to pick up the forestry track used to get to the opposite side of the lake.

And a picture of the track (mentioned above).

Crag Fell and Anglers Crag seen from the road to Bowness.



The path around this side of the lake is much easier than the rough stony route on the opposite side.


Bowness Knott seen across the fields near Mireside farm.

Great Borne.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks