Ennerdale Water is the most westerly lake in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England. It is a glacial lake, with a maximum depth of 150 feet (45 metres), and is ½ mile to a mile (700 to 1,500 metres) wide and 2½ miles (3.9 kilometres) long.The lake lies in the eponymous valley of Ennerdale, surrounded by some of the highest and best-known fells in Cumbria including: Great Gable (899 m), Green Gable, Brandreth, High Crag, Steeple and Pillar. To the west of the lake lies the hamlet of Ennerdale Bridge, consisting of two pubs and a few houses. It is close to the port of Whitehaven.Etymology" 'Anund's valley'. The name Ennerdale seems originally to have derived from 'Anundar', gen. sing. of the ON pers. n. 'Anundr'/'Qnundr', and ON 'dalr' 'valley', but there has been cross-influence between this p.n. and 'Ehen', the name of the river which flows through the valley." (ON is Old Norse.)The lake has been referred to in guidebooks and maps variously as "Brodewater" (1576), "Brodwater" (1695), "Broad Water" (1760), "Ennerdale Water" (1784) and "Ennerdale Lake" in Otley's Guide (1823). It is now the Ordnance Survey convention to name it "Ennerdale Water".Plan your visit to Ennerdale Water and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Ennerdale Bridge trip itinerary planner .
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Visited twice over Christmas period. Lovely quiet place to stand and stare! Snow on the hill tops made for some great photos. more »
Ennerdale water was stunning the shear beauty and peacefulness was amazing. We enjoyed the walk around the lake heading out around the South side with the snow covered mountains a head was stunning, t... more »
I loved Ennerdale Water. The carpark (Bleach Green) is well-located for the start of the multiple walking routes around this beautiful lake. Walking the circumference of the lake takes approx. 4 hours... more »
Cleanest lake in the Lake District. Beautiful scenery, great walks. Parking close by, but not easiest place to get to.
Lovely peaceful place, far less busy than the rest of the Lakes
An awesome location for a good walk.
Great place for a walk! Got to be really cerfull mabey like in one place.
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