Ennerdale Water: A Tranquil Escape in the Lake District

Ennerdale Water is a beautiful lake located in the western part of the Lake District National Park. It is the most westerly lake in the Lake District and is surrounded by fells, including Great Gable and Green Gable. There are several walking and hiking trails in the area, which offer stunning views of the lake and the surrounding countryside.

A haven for wildlife

Ennerdale Water is a haven for wildlife. The lake is home to a variety of birds, including herons, swans, and ducks. Otters have also been spotted in the lake in recent years. The surrounding fells are home to a variety of mammals, including sheep, deer, and foxes.

A place to relax and unwind

Ennerdale Water is a great place to relax and unwind. The lake is surrounded by beautiful scenery, and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside. There is a campsite nearby, as well as several holiday cottages and hotels. 

Getting to Ennerdale Water

Ennerdale Water is located in the western part of the Lake District National Park. The nearest town is Cleator Moor, which is about a 15-minute drive away. The lake can also be reached by bus from Cockermouth and Keswick.

Here are some additional tips for planning your trip to Ennerdale Water:

  • The best time to visit Ennerdale Water is in the spring or summer, when the weather is mild and the lake is perfect for swimming and boating.
  • If you are planning on going hiking or camping, be sure to check the weather conditions before you go. The Lake District can be a very wet and windy place, so it is important to be prepared for all conditions.
  • Be sure to pack plenty of food and water, as there are no shops or restaurants near Ennerdale Water.
  • There are car parks at the North, and Southern end of the lake, but it can get very busy during peak season. If you are planning on visiting on a weekend or during the summer holidays, it is best to arrive early to avoid the crowds.


Ennerdale Lake
Ennerdale Water


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