One of the more remote parts of Cumbria and the Lakes, this landscape is more fitted to the Canadian wilderness, a rugged alpine mountain feel that is like no other in the national park. The large forest that lies along and above Ennerdale lake stretches over 7 miles into the valley with various beautiful walks and trails in it.
Wild Ennerdale is a wildlife haven, with diverse habitats of open mountain, conifer, native broadleaf woodland & open habitat, see multiple bird species, otters, red squirrels, Roe deer, red deer, butterflies, arctic char fish and more.
Ennerdale is home to the most impressive collection of valley bottom Bronze Age (2000 BC to 800 BC) Archaeology in the Lake District, and one of the most important in England. You can still see some of these ruins in the forest.
Parking: There are 2 parking areas in the valley, one at the bottom east end of the lake Bleach Green cat park and Bowness Knott car park which lies further towards the top of the lake.
Photo Credits: Lake- Jessica Dale! Upper Ennerdale- Amit Jagnade