Ennerdale Lake and Valley

Ennerdale Lake and Valley

Overview

Ennerdale Lake and Valley
   

The Ennerdale Valley is a remote, wild valley with magnificent scenery with a wide range of walking and cycling routes.

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What makes it special

  • forest walks and cycle paths

Hostels nearby

YHA Black Sail exterior

YHA Black Sail

YHA Exclusive Hire
Private rooms available
Self-catering kitchen

Ennerdale Lake and Valley

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Map references

OS Grid Ref: NY 14658 13902

Lat/Lng: 54.51321, -3.3197165

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

Wild Ennerdale Valley project

Wild Ennerdale Valley project

Visit this secluded valley to experience a sense of wildness, increasingly rare in this busy urban world we live in. Visit the website  

cycling

Cycling in Ennerdale

Get out and about on your bike and enjoy the landscape. Whether it’s hill or valley you want to explore, you can ride as far as your legs will allow you.

Mountain bikers cycling over hill to sunset

Mountain biking in Ennerdale

Situated alongside moderately graded forest roads, the hostel also has easy access to the lanes and B roads of West Cumbria.

cycling

Cycling in Buttermere

The Fred Whitton Challenge is a famous endurance event taking place in early May each year. It’s a 112 mile ride over all the principle mountain passes of Lakeland.

climbing

Climbing in Buttermere

There are fantastic multi pitch climbs on the quick drying Grey Crag to suit all abilities.

School group kayaking

Watersports in Buttermere

The cream of Lake District wild swimming is to be found in the Buttermere valley in the crystal clear waters of the Buttermere and Crummock waters and local tarns.

Mountain biking in Black Sail

Mountain biking in Black Sail

Travel light and bike up to YHA Black Sail before conquering two of the toughest lakeland passes - Scarth Gap and Black Sail Pass.

Cycling in Black Sail

Cycling in Black Sail

Get out and about on your bike and enjoy the landscape. Whether it’s hill or valley you want to explore, you can ride as far as your legs will allow you.  

Walking and Rambling in Black Sail Pass

Walking and Rambling around Black Sail Pass

 Walking & Rambling    Try the high level traverse under Pillar Rock up to the summit of Pillar and along the ridge to Black Sail pass with spectacular views of Scafell and Grea

Rock climbing

Climbing in Wasdale

Follow in the footsteps of the Abraham brothers and climb to the top of Napes Needle - a classic hard/severe climb with stunning mountainside views straight down to Wasdale.

Honister Slate Mine

Honister Slate Mine

For underground tours and the popular Via Ferrata. Edge along ladders and bridges to reach a summit viewpoint over Buttermere. Visit the website

Packhorse Bridge in Wasdale

Walking and Rambling in Wasdale

Spectacular classic walks for all abilities on the doorstep. There's options suitable for everyone from wheelchair users right up to technical navigational high mountain walks.

Relaxing swim in Wast Water

Watersports in Wasdale

The hostel grounds run down to the lakeshore. Paddling, canoeing and kayaking are available on the lake, a stones throw from the hostel door, just remember to bring your own equipment.

runners

Borrowdale Fell Race

The Borrowdale Fell Race is an endurance challenge consisting of 17 miles across tough terrain including 6500 feet of ascent (27km, 2000m).