Inspiration in Ennerdale, Lake District

Updated: Jun 10, 2020

Ennerdale Water is the most westerly lake in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria.

Day 3 of my Cumbria trip last week.

With the promise of blue skies and good weather I woke up early. At my Airbnb I had breakfast with views of the Ennerdale Valley.

In drove to Ennerdale Water for a walk around the lake. It’s the only lake in the Lake District that doesn’t have a road along it. At 8am the reflections on the steel blue lake perfectly mirrored the hillside above.

Walking along the footpath south of the lake I was following the path of the infamous Coast to Coast Walk. The 188 mile walking route was created by Alfred Wainright and crosses three National Parks across the North of England.

Along the way I met people walking the second day of the whole Coast to Coast route. Firstly I met Dom, on his own, camping along the way and full of spirit about his adventures ahead. Then further along I met Helen and her friend with their 2 dogs. They were doing half of the route and coming back to do the rest another time.