Ennerdale water offers great canoeing opportunities and fantastic views of the valley, its big forest and iconic wild mountains. The lake is the most westerly
Ennerdale water is a Site of Special Scientific Interest
To access the lake please park at either Bowness Knott or Bleach Green car parks and carry your canoe (300 to 400m) to the lake.
You do not need a permit to canoe on the lake as an individual or family group. Commercially led groups and activity providers and large groups should obtain a permit from United Utilities team at Thirlmere.
Whilst canoes and kayaks are welcome on Ennerdale Water, we do not permit boats with sails or motors.
Please take care not to transfer any organisms or creatures from other lakes to Ennerdale. Please check you canoe over and wash off canoes before coming to the valley.
Please do not wild camp or start open fires along the lakeshore.