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• Wednesday, November 05th, 2008

One of the most popular reasons that folks come to Ennerdale Bridge is because it forms the final leg of the Coast to Coast Walk to St Bee’s.

This 197-mile walk, which runs from Robin Hood’s Bay on the East to St. Bees and the Irish Sea on the West, was made famous by Alfred Wainwright, the well-known writer and hill walker.

What makes this coast to coast walk so special?

The coast to coast walk from Robin Hood’s Bay to St. Bee’s is quite possibly the most picturesque and beautiful of all the cross country walks in England. Crossing three National Parks you will be treated to some of the most stunning, beautiful and untouched landscapes that England has to offer – from the Pennines, to Swaldale, to the majestic mountains of the Lake District.

The village of Ennerdale Bridge is particularly fortunate to be positioned on the last leg of this most magnificent of Coastal Walks, as it is less than a mile’s distance from Ennerdale Water, the most westerly and remote of all the Lakes in the Lake District. Here you really can walk in the footsteps of Wainwright, knowing that very little has changed in the half century since he first devised the walk.

Ennerdale Bridge To St. Bee’s

This magical last leg of the walk covers 13 miles and crosses Cleator, Dent and finally ending up at the St. Bee’s on the Irish Sea. A truly fitting end to a marvellous journey.

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• Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Why should you visit Ennerdale Bridge? What’s so special about Ennerdale Water, that makes it so different from the other lakes in the Lake District?

The village of Ennerdale Bridge is situated on quiet road between Cleator Moor and Ennerdale Water (more on that later), and apart from being a beautiful place to spend some time, it’s also full of fun things to do, and a place to feed the body and the soul. Don’t believe us?  Check out this photo… 🙂


The forests in the valley around Ennerdale Bridge are among the largest in the whole of Cumbria, and contain many beautiful and picturesque footpath and cyclepath routes.

Speaking of cycle paths, there’s the Whitehaven Cycle Path which runs from Whitehaven to Rowrah, providing a great way to see some wonderful countryside.

Ennerdale Bridge is a particularly popular stopping off point for folk on Wainwright’s famous Coast to Coast Walk, which runs from St. Bees on the west coast to Robin Hood’s Bay on the east coast. With all the amenities, a village shop, two great pubs serving local ales and home cooked food, along with a beautiful old church, you can see why Ennerdale Bridge is so popular among the walkers. For a place to stay, why not make a reservation here ==> Ennerdale Bridge Hotel

Finally, you’ve got Ennerdale Water. This is the most westerly and remote of all the lakes, and so offers a fantastic place to unwind, relax and forget all the stresses and strains of life, even in the high season. The only one of the lakes without a road running alongside it, it offers the opportunity to really step back in time and sample one of nature’s and England’s finest landscapes. Popular with the poet Wordsworth, you can literally walk in his footsteps, and understand what attracted him to such a beautiful place, where time seems to stand still.

So why not pop along to Ennerdale Bridge and spend some time walking in the steps of poets…you’ll not regret it.

• Monday, September 22nd, 2008

…and everywhere else for that matter! 🙂 


The 22nd of September is a special time of year. While many of us are getting back into our normal routines after the summer holidays – kids returning to school, adults returning to work, days getting shorter and the nights drawing in – Mother Nature is beginning her change from lush summer green to golden autumn brown.


Autumn really is a beautiful time of year, and where better to experience it than Ennerdale Bridge – a short 1 mile walk from Ennerdale Water the most westerly and remote of all the Lakes in the Lake District. It is here you can savour the crisp autumn mornings, and wonderful golden sunsets that present many an excellent photo opportunity.


Of autumn in Ennerdale Bridge, the Forestry Commission says:

“The wild valley of Ennerdale is a must see visit in Autumn. The contrast between the golden colors of the larch’s, beech and oaks along the lakeshore with the evergreen of the spruce are magnificient. In addition to the trees changing colours the heather, bracken and bilberry also add new vibrant colors to the mountains above the forest.”

With so many things to see and do in Ennerdale Bridge, from rock climbing, to hiking, mountain biking, the Coast to Coast Walk, or simply relaxing and taking in the scenery, it is a wonderful place to spend some time this autumn.


For excellent accommodation make a reservation at the Ennerdale Bridge Hotel.