The aim for today was to complete the Mosedale Horseshoe at Wasdale and summit the mighty Pillar, but en-route to Wasdale I changed my mind for some unknown reason and completed a circuit of Ennerdale Water instead.


Date: 17th August 2011
Start Location: Ennerdale
Time Started: 10:00
Duration: 3 Hours 5 Minutes
Distance: 12.1km - 7.52 Miles
Ascent (m/ft): 417m (1368ft)
Highest Point: Below Anglers Crag (140m/460ft)
Parking: Ennerdale Water Car Park
Weather: Mostly Sunny
Difficulty: Moderate
A full circuit of Ennerdale Water
After only a couple of minutes walking from the car park you arrive at the Weir on the far western edge of Ennerdale Water. From here I turned left and followed the waterside path all the way around.
A close up of Anglers Crag.
Calm waters. Just before taking this photo I saw a red squirrel - the first I have ever seen in the wild!
The mighty Pillar - the original goal for today.
Anglers Crag and Crag Fell.
Bowness Knott. Throughout this whole walk I couldn't help but think that little Bowness Knott reminds me so much of Rannedale Knotts when I was walking around Crummock Water a while back.
A view back to Crag Fell.
And a view up Ennerdale with Pillar on the right.
A close up of Pillar, perhaps it was good that I didn't go that way today...
Red Pike and the High Stile Ridge.
Ennerdale Water from the path below Anglers Crag.

The Weir at the outflow of Ennerdale Water.