The Ennerdale valley offers many experiences for outdoor fun and adventure. Its remote and tranquil location provides an opportunity to escape the busy pace of modern life and get closer to nature.
Walking: 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.
Biking. The forest roads which lead you round the valley offer fantastic views of the mountains, lake, forest and River Liza. Please note that the first 200m from Bowness Knott down to the lakeshore is quite steep.
Riding: Horse riders are very welcome to enjoy the Ennerdale Valley and have the same rights as bikers to use the forest roads and bridleways. Bowness Knott offers the best access to the valley for those arriving by vehicle as it provides direct access to the forest road and bridleway network.
Climbing: Ennerdale possesses one magnificent venue - Pillar Rock, which forms the central feature of the rugged north face of Pillar Mountain. It is an imposing, atmospheric crag offering superb rock climbs at all grades on impeccable rock to its summit, which is only accessible by climbing.
Orienteering: Ennerdale offers a number of great opportunities for orienteering. Our work to restore a more natural landscape has opened up the valley bottom and the well thinned forests provide some great navigational challenges.