25th March 2005

A long walk from Ennerdale to Haycock.


Walk Overview
Time 09.50 to 17.05
Duration 7 hr 15 min
Distance 11.9 mile
Ascent 3268 ft
Walking with Andrew and Anne Leaney
Broadmoor - Ennerdale Water - Crag Fell - Iron Crag - Caw Fell - Haycock - Ennerdale Valley - Ennerdale Water - Broadmoor
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

Ennerdale and the weir from the woods above Crag Farm House.

From the place where the path crosses Ben Gill.

Crag Fell summit.

Just after leaving Crag Fell summit looking across to towards our route to Iron Crag.

One of the gates in the wall we followed from the woods below Crag Fell to the point just past Haycock where we started to walk back into Ennerdale Valley.
The wall makes for easy navigation during misty conditions like today.

Caw Fell summit

Anne approaching Haycock summit.

Out of the clouds now and looking across to Tewit How with Ennerdale below.

Ennerdale with Anglers Crag on the left and Bowness Knott on the right, taken from the path just below Lingmell.

Ennerdale Water.

Looking across Ennerdale Water and down to Ennerdale valley.

Robin Hood's Chair.
A few blue patches of sky were starting to appear now. The forecast was for bright spells later in the afternoon. They just didn't say how late they would be.

Bowness Knott from the path below Anglers Crag.

A little further along the path, this time with Anglers Crag on the right.

Ennerdale Water, Great Borne and Bowness Knott.
We were almost at the end of the walk by now and we were walking in warm sunshine and blue sky. Better late than never I suppose.

Ennerdale's weir.

Ennerdale's weir again. This time with Great Borne and Bowness Knott.

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Lake District Walks