6th June 2011

An evening around Ennerdale Water


Walk Overview
Time 16.35 to 19.20
Duration 2 hr 45 min
Distance 7.2 mile
Ascent 640 ft
Walking with On my own
Bleach Green Cottages - Anglers Crag - Shoreline Path - River Liza - Road to Bowness Knott car park - Shoreline path back to Bleach Green cottages
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

I almost didn't get out for a walk today. I certainly had no plans for one until about 4.15 when I was sitting in the house realising I was just throwing away a lovely evening. So with snap decision made, I put on the boots, grabbed the camera and a bottle of water and 15 minutes later I was parked up at Ennerdale.

This picture is taken close to the weir and shows Great Borne, Starling Dodd, Red Pike and High Stile, plus Bowness Knott and Anglers Crag.


Heading towards Anglers Crag. I didn't go over the top, I followed the path around the bottom of the crag.


Looking up to Anglers Crag.

And to think I almost sat in the house this evening doing nowt.


On the opposite side of the lake you can see Starling Dodd, Red Pike and High Stile.

At this point you leave the lake for a while and head across the fields to pick up the track which takes you across to the other side of the valley. Those who like walking through rivers can stick to the lake shore.



A view back down the lake shows Pillar, Scoat Fell and Steeple.

Looking into the sun to for a silhouetted picture of Crag Fell and Anglers Crag.



Bowness Farm.


Crag Fell and Anglers Crag.


A view down the length of Ennerdale Water.

A close up of Anglers Crag.
You can see the path I followed earlier, running along the bottom of the crag.


Almost back at the car now, and needless to say I was more then pleased with myself for rounding off the day in this gorgeous part of the Lake District.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks