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Ennerdale Water Circular
Introduction to Walk 3667

Photo from the walk - Ennerdale Water Circular

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Western Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.1 miles / 11.5 km

Ascent - 600 feet / 182 metres

Time - 4 hours 10 minutes

Grade - moderate

Cumbria walk in the West Lakes completing a circuit of Ennerdale Water, the most westerly of the Lake District's lakes. The route offers some wonderful views of the high fells including Red Pike, Great Gable and Pillar. The walk does include a section of rocky path along the southern shore of Ennerdale Water. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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Walk 1290
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Grade - easy/mod
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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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