30th June 2015

A hot evening walk around Ennerdale Water

Time 5 to 8:05pm
Duration 3 hr 5 min
Distance 7.2 mile
Ascent not much
Walking with Helen and Kayleigh
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.


Weather Readings

The Gadget
All readings were taken using a Kestrel 2000 Weather Meter
Live temperature recorded at the time I press the hold key
Maximum Wind Speed Maximum wind speed since the weather meter was turned on at each location Average Wind Speed
Average wind speed since the weather meter was turned on at each location
Wind Chill
Combination of wind speed and temperature. The gadget does the calculations not me.

Route Map


Yes that's right, I took a weather reading of 29.7 degC this evening. It may have been very humid and clammy but it is the end of June and the heat has been a long time coming this year so it was very welcome and very enjoyable.

Looking down the lake to Great Borne, Starling Dodd, Red Pike and High Stile. Ahead of us on the right is Anglers Crag.


Looking up to Anglers Crag.


Here's the little rocky bit found on an otherwise level route around the lake.


Zooming in a little on Starling Dodd, Red Pike and High Stile.



A close up of Steeple and Scoat Fell.



A circuit of the lake takes you beyond the shoreline where you get this view across the valley floor to Pillar.

The River Liza taken from Irish Bridge.



Crag Fell and Anglers Crag. Sadly another band of cloud moved over the area so the remainder of the walk was done in the shade; still very hot though.

Here's a long distance view down the lake to Pillar, Steeple and Scoat Fell which seem to be the last three fells in this area enjoying sunshine.

And to finish, a close up of Pillar, Steeple and Scoat Fell.
Brilliant walk and certainly a brilliant way to spend a summer evening.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks