10 October 2007
No this isn't Ennerdale, but on a glorious day the view on the Corney Fell road
always makes it worth stopping to take a picture
After a drive around the western edge of the Lake District, we parked at the
Bowness car park on the northern side of Ennerdale Water and began our walk east
up the valley. Here we look across Ennerdale Water to Crag Fell
From the same point, looking a little further west, the impressive long crag of
Boathow Crag, part of The Side
On of the becks running into Ennerdale Water
Looking up Deep Gill to Haycock and the other fells between Ennerdale and
Another picture of Crag Fell
As forestry operations had closed the forest road on the northern side of the
valley, we cross Char Dub and look back to Ennerdale Water
Looking across the tarn of Moss Dub to Pillar. That fell began gradually to
dominate the walk, particularly as Pillar Rock became more prominent.
Dad strides out in front
Looking down the valley
George on the forest road, looking across to the High Stile/High Crag range,
beyond which lies Buttermere
Looking up to Pillar, with Pillar Rock becoming more obvious. Indeed, it was
much more obvious than this, but the strong sunlight made it difficult to
effectively photograph what was so dominant in this walk
Evidence of forestry operations on the southern side of the valley. Machinery
could be heard across the river.
The photography is still troubled by the sun, but here is Pillar Rock looming
George and Dad on the footbridge taking us to the northern bank, and our lunch
From there we walked back along the northern road as far as we were able. Here a
look back to the head of Ennerdale, with Brandreth, Green Gable, Great Gable and
Back at our first crossing of Char Dub. Doesn't the water look lovely?
The three of us on a beautiful afternoon
Almost back at the car, a last look along Ennerdale Water.
Total distance 16.1km in 4 hours 43 minutes with 251 metres of ascent.
And neatly framing the Ennerdale walk, the initial photograph from the Corney
Fell road is here complemented with one from the Birker Fell road.