Can you walk around Ennerdale?

The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking. A circular walk around Ennerdale within the Lake District in Cumbria. Ennerdale Water is the most westerly of the lakes and the most remote. The walk follows paths around the edge of Ennerdale Water and along the banks of the River Liza.

How long does it take to walk around Ennerdale lake?

Ennerdale Water is a reservoir used for drinking water to supply the surrounding towns and villages. Allow at least 4 hours for this walk as the paths are rough and take quite a time.

Where is Ennerdale Horseshoe Ridge Walk?

And so it was that that we found ourselves starting out from the car park at the western end of Ennerdale Water, looking to do a giant horseshoe ridge walk all the way around Ennerdale, over at least 15 summits. The secluded valley of Ennerdale lies on the west side of Cumbria, facing onto the north-east corner of the Irish Sea.

How long is a horseshoe walk in the Lake District?

Wainwrights – Great Gable, Green Gable, Haystacks, High Crag, High Stile, Kirk Fell, Pillar, Red Pike (Buttermere) Length – 18.0 miles / 29.3 km Click thumbnails for larger images. There are several recognised Lake District horseshoe walks, but surely none of them can be more of an endurance test than this one.

Can you walk the Ennerdale without completing the whole walk?

Scarth Gap, Windy Gap and Black Sail all offer ways back down the Ennerdale valley without completing the rest of the walk while lower paths skirt around Green Gable, Great Gable and Kirk Fell, allowing any, or all three of these summits to be bypassed.

Where can you see enennerdale water?

Ennerdale Water is one of the remotest lakes in the district and can be seen through occasional breaks between trees. This section of the walk is part of the Coast to Coast (C2C) walking route, but you leave it when heading up Red Pike as the main C2C route heads up the valley to, and beyond, Black Sail Youth Hostel.