Ennerdale Bridge (Ennerdale Water)

Situated on the Western Edge of the Lake District, Ennerdale is by no means as accessible as many other parts of the Lake District. But, as a result, this does mean that this place has far less visitors and has a truly wild feel. The area comprises of Ennerdale Water itself, a glacial lake 2 1/2 miles long, and Ennerdale Bridge, a charming little village a couple of miles walk from the lake.


Things to do in Ennerdale

Ennerdale Bridge - Grab some coffee and cake at The Gather, and sample some local products in their shop.

Swimming - unfortunately, as with other bodies of water owned by United Utilities, swimming is not permitted in Ennerdale Water.

Walk - there are many walks, for all abilities around the lake and up some of the neighbouring fells. See our list below for more information.

Best Walks around Ennerdale

Hike to Anglers Crag for an amazing view towards the Ennerdale vallley, including Pillar, this is only a short walk but leads to one of the best views in the Lake District.


Great Bourne to High Stile ridge walk

An easily accessible ridge for those with a solid level of fitness. Stunning views back down into the Ennerdale valley and down towards Buttermere, Crummock and beyond.



Laurie Crayston