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Super lake with views

Westernmost boundary of the northern part of Lake District. Great walking but need to walk along 6... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nick P
Banbury, United Kingdom
A jewel in the Lake District

I’ve walked around Ennerdale Water several times. There’s always something different to be seen. A... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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All reviews lake district car park beautiful lake round the lake black sail coast to coast walk lovely walk half way little bit pretty lake well worth the effort amazing scenery get away from it all low level walk circular walk takes approx approx miles
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Westernmost boundary of the northern part of Lake District. Great walking but need to walk along 6 miles of forestry track to get to walks up Haystack or Pillar/Haycock. Easy /pretty drive to Crummock/Buttermere as well

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Nick P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve walked around Ennerdale Water several times. There’s always something different to be seen. A little more out of the way than other spots in the Lakes but that is also one of the attractions. The full circuit around the water is a fair distance...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank terryt199
Reviewed March 8, 2019

Lovely, quiet and relaxed. Plenty of walking options that you can take and, for the most part, relatively easy. Two different car parks at both sides of the lake, both of which are quiet and have plenty of space, and dogs are allowed.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Colin S
Reviewed February 24, 2019

We walked along this on the coast to coast.It was quite cloudy for the most part but it gave a dark brooding atmosphere to the lake which was wonderful. Some members of our party struggled a bit with anglers crag. I would like to return...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Judith M
Reviewed February 17, 2019

Spent a week here and the place is lovely, plenty of walks in the area and climbs, Pillar, Scafell and walks around the Lake for those who are less able to climb.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank ChristinaRoseW
Reviewed December 27, 2018

Appoximately 3 hours will be needed to walk around the lake, and stout boots will be needed but the walk is a beautiful link with nature.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Freyasgran2011
Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

A walk around Ennerdale is always a must whenever I'm in the area. In all it is around 6 miles all the way around. One half is easy walking whilst the other half can be a bit slippery and does involve some scrambling over rocks....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Steveps3
Reviewed November 6, 2018

A walk around the lake involved road, scrub, bracken, woods, bog and one slightly scary scramble over an outcrop or two. But amazing walk. Took us 5 hours for a 6 mile walk.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Global552033
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

This is a very beautiful lake and you can walk all the way around in about 4 hours I think The scenery is amazing, it’s a very quiet spot and perfect for taking landscape photos There is a car park which is located about 5...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeff61uk
Reviewed October 11, 2018

It seems silly writing a review of a lake but if you’re looking for somewhere to visit then this is a must. Beautiful scenery and outstanding landscape. Breathtaking. Take your camera!

Date of experience: October 2018
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August 1, 2018|
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Response from alisdairt | Reviewed this property |
No. Car parking is free, but there are donation boxes. I always drop a couple of pound in if there a while