18th December 2004

A short walk up Anglers Crag.


Walk Overview
Time 12.10 to 13.40
Duration 1 hr 30 min
Distance 2.8 mile
Ascent 699 ft
Walking with On my own
Bleach Green Cottages - Crag Farm House - Anglers Crag - Ennerdale Water - Robin Hood's Chair - Weir
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

From Bleach Green Cottages looking towards Ennerdale Water with Great Borne and Bowness Knott on the left and Anglers Crag on the right
This wasn't the walk I had planned for today, but I woke up this morning to the rain battering on the bedroom window. I decided the walking gear could stay where is is today, but by about 11.30 it was dry and sunny. So I thought why not go for a short walk up onto Anglers Crag.

Ben Gill

Ennerdale Water, Bowness Knott and Great Borne

Looking down to the head of Ennerdale Valley from Anglers Crag summit


This time from further along the summit

Herdus, Great Borne and Bowness Knott

Zooming in on Starling Dodd, Red Pike and High Stile

Looking down Ennerdale Water from the path near Robin Hood's Chair

The Pillar fells under under a slight covering of cloud

The rocky section of path near Robin Hood's Chair

Ennerdale's Weir

David Hall -
Lake District Walks