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Ennerdale Horseshoe
Introduction to Walk 1082

Photo from the walk - Ennerdale Horseshoe

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Western Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Peter Smyly

Length - 18.0 miles / 29.3 km

Ascent - 7000 feet / 2121 metres

Time - 16 hours 0 minutes

Grade - severe

This is a challenging Lake District walk involving considerable physical effort. The route includes the major peaks circling the upper reaches of Ennerdale and you can expect the route to take fourteen hours or more. The walk includes Red Pike, High Stile, High Crag, Haystacks, Green Gable, Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Pillar. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Great Gable, Green Gable, Haystacks, High Crag, High Stile, Kirk Fell, Pillar, Red Pike (Buttermere). A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.


 

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Ennerdale Skyline incl. Steeple & other fells
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 13.8 miles / 22.3 km
Walk 1671
2.5 miles / 4.0 km away
Grike & Crag Fell from Ennerdale Bridge
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.6 miles / 10.7 km
Walk 1745
3.3 miles / 5.2 km away
Grike and Caw Fell from Kinniside Stone Circle
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 13.5 miles / 21.9 km
Walk 2539
3.9 miles / 6.2 km away
Rannerdale Knotts & Grasmoor
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 1142
4.1 miles / 6.6 km away
A circuit of Buttermere from Buttermere village
Grade - easy
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 2609
4.1 miles / 6.6 km away
Crag Hill & Grasmoor from Buttermere
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 2735
4.1 miles / 6.6 km away
Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere Circular
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 1231
4.2 miles / 6.6 km away
Grasmoor & Whiteless Pike
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 2020
4.2 miles / 6.6 km away
A circuit of Rannerdale Knotts, Crummock Water
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 2.5 miles / 4.1 km
Walk 1290
4.2 miles / 6.7 km away
Mellbreak from Loweswater
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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