Ennerdale walk

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 Blengdale

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 over all.

George and Dad on the footbridge taking us to the northern bank, and our lunch spot.

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 Kirk Fell.

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.


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