A Circuit of Ennerdale Water with Father John

Name of walk A Circuit of Ennerdale Water with Father John
Date of walk 2015-08-07
Distance walked (miles) 7
Duration of walk 4 hours 30 minutes
Weather Warm with sunshine, a little overcast
Peaks on walk Anglers Crag
Walked with Fr. John Inglis
Parking Bowness Knott free car park

The day after our walk up Great Gable, John and I decided to do an easy walk around Ennerdale Water from the Bowness Knott car park. The walk is about 7 miles long and should take about four hours. We intended to detour off the main track up to Anglers Crag, from where there are great views to be had down the Ennerdale Valley. The weather was warm and there was no wind. It took me an hour and thirty five minutes to drive here over Corney Fell and Cold Fell, it took John only fifteen minutes from Cockermouth.

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Ennerdale Water. We would do an anti-clockwise circuit. Looking over to Anglers Crag.

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View down the lake from the near end of the valley. Pillar, Scoat Fell and Steeple, centre.

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The weir at Bleach Green.

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Looking back to Bowness Knott with Great Borne behind. Anglers Crag and the diagonal route up it on the right.

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Heading up to Anglers Crag.

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View back.

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John tackling the last steep grassy bit before the summit.

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Two photo panorama showing Knock Murton on the left and Great Borne on the right. Left click to get a larger view and click again to return.

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Summit view back to Bowness Knott. The car park is hidden amongst the trees.

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A lunch spot with a view! Starling Dodd, Red Pike and High Stile on the left. Pillar, Scoat Fell and Steeple on the right. John had provided both the sandwiches and the coffee, I really could get used to being spoilt!

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We head down via a bracken edged track leading to the main path. View back along the track that goes around the front of Anglers Crag.

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We meet up and chat with Anne and her dog Nell, a cutie! They are from Caldbeck.

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We continue on the lakeside path.

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Gold-ringed Dragonfly (Cordulegaster boltonii)

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The paths on this side are quite rocky and can make for awkward walking in places.

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View back from the far end of the lake.

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We head out across the field path. A strange man on the path!

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Crossing the River Liza. We now head back along a good path to Bowness Knott.

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Looking back across to Anglers Crag with Crag Fell above it.

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We stopped at the Fox and Hounds in Ennerdale Bridge for some rehydration. They had stopped serving food, so John had to do without his chips. We made do with crisps instead.

The walk took us four and a half hours, but only because we took a longer lunch break! Another excellent day! John has decided to repeat this walk on Monday when his friend Fr. Tom, from St. Leonards, is up on a visit…..so good he did it twice! Next time a clockwise circuit. 🙂

Jo.

 

 

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