5th June 2006

An evening walk around Ennerdale Water


Walk Overview
Time 17.10 to 20.55
Duration 3 hr 45 min
Distance 7.2 mile
Ascent 640 ft
Walking with Jamie Lockie
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 Water with Bowness Knott on the left, Starling Dodd, Red Pike and High Stile further along the ridge and Anglers Crag on the right of the lake. It wasn't quite a sunny as I'd hoped, but it was still a nice evening for a walk around Ennerdale Water after work.

A similar view from a little further along the path.

Looking up to Anglers Crag.

The view down Ennerdale Water. Taken from the highest point of the walk, along the rocky section below Anglers Crag.

Starling Dodd, Red Pike and High Stile seen from the "back side" of the lake.
The path along this side of the lake is almost all level, but it is very rough and stony under foot. It certainly makes you concentrate on where you're putting your feet.

Almost at the end of the lake now.

A close up of a caterpillar just past the end of the lake.

River Liza with Pillar behind.

Looking back from the forestry track which takes you to Bowness Knott.

And again.

Bowness farm house. No need to use a ladder when you're cleaning those windows, in fact you'd probably get a stiff back from bending over.

Anglers Crag.

And again with Crag Fell above.

The view down the length of Ennerdale Water.

One last picture before we reached the car park. Crag Fell with the best of the evening sunshine lighting up the side of the fell.
A perfect way to end the day!

David Hall -
Lake District Walks