Visit Ennerdale

The Ennerdale Valley is located in the north western corner of the famous Lake District National Park. It is a secluded valley which offers visitors a tranquil experience and a sense of wildness which are increasingly rare in this busy urban world we live in.

Within the valley there are opportunities to enjoy a range of activities or why not stay longer by booking into one of the accommodation providers located within the valley.

The Gather Cafe and Shop


The Gather is a new build Community owned and managed Information centre, Shop and Cafe located in the village of Ennerdale Bridge just to the west of Wild Ennerdale. The building also provides a community space for meetings events and activities and a local rural gym.

The Gather Shop stocks visitor guides and walking and camping essentials for those tackling the Coast to Coast walk or just visiting for the day.

The Gather Cafe provides delicious locally sourced and prepared food, light bites and wonderful coffee and other refreshments. A great meeting place before your visit Ennerdale or somewhere to finish the day off after a long walk, ride or just for a catch up.

Wild Ennerdale Support

The Wild Ennerdale Partnership has been significantly involved in the development of the building and interior. The Forestry Commission has provided the land at a peppercorn rent and helped with design and build ideas. Our Partnership Officer Rachel Oakley helped designed the Visitor Information display which the Wild Ennerdale Partnership funded.

How you can help

The Gather is running profitably and sustainably but the Community Hub behind the project needs finance to help balance the books left in debt by its previous ownership of the Fox and Hounds. If you would like to help and donate to ensure the continued operation of the Gather, please visit their JustGiving page.


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