Ennerdale offers great opportunities for walking with over 30 miles of public rights of way, forest roads and tracks. The higher ridges offer some of the best views of the northern Lake District mountains and valleys including Wasdale and Buttermere.
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There are many routes up and down the high ridges which provide access to some of the most famous Lake District mountain peaks including Pillar (892m asl), Steeple (819m asl) and Great Gable (899m asl).
Please note that following the November 2008 storms a number of routes have suffered erosion. This is especially visible along the Liza Path around Moss Dub. The river has significantly changed its course along this section and the walked path is no longer visible. Please use the new gravel path and bridge between the forest road and the river.
Both Bleach Green and Bowness Knott car parks offer good start points for walking in the valley. In poor weather conditions consider a walk around the lake starting at either car park.
If you intend to do some serious walking ensure you buy a good map such as the Ordnance Survey 1:25000 Outdoor Leisure series The English Lakes North Western Area Map 4.