15th February 2004

An out and back from Ennerdale to Red Pike.


Walk Overview
Time 09:15 to 14:30
Duration 5 hr 15 min
Distance 7.7 mile
Ascent 2546 ft
Walking with Mitchell
Bowness - Ennerdale Water - Low Gillerthwaite Field Centre - Gillerthwaite YHA - High Gillerthwaite - Red Pike
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Bowness Knott, Ennerdale Water

Difficult to reach, well perhaps it is a little, but Bowness Knott is in effect the gateway to the wonderfully remote Ennerdale Valley and therefore well worth the effort required to get here. The valley beyond the car park stretches for over six fantastic traffic free miles.

Parking is free and the car park always has plenty of empty spaces available.


Route Map

Anglers Crag and Crag Fell over Ennerdale

Woods next to Ennerdale Water

Looking back along Ennerdale

A new bridge over the River Liza

Crag Fell from the path up to Red Pike

And again further up the path

Looking towards the west coast from below Red Pike

Starling Dodd on the left and the Loweswater Fells on the right

Crummock Water from Red Pike summit

Looking down Ling Comb to Mellbreak from Red Pike summit Loweswater on the left
Crummock on the right

Buttermere from Red Pike Summit

Pillar range from Red Pike Summit

Red Pike Summit

Ennerdale from near Red Pike Summit

The unnamed gill next to the path below Red Pike

Ennerdale Water

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