Ennerdale Water

This small lake, which is a glacial lake, is approximately two and a half miles long, half a mile to a mile wide and approximately one hundred and fifty foot deep lies in a valley, also known as Ennerdale. This lake is surrounded by some of the well known peaks in Cumbria, these include Green Gable, Great Gable, High Crag, Steeple, Brandreth and Pillar.

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Lake: Ennerdale Water
Location: Cumbria, England
Coordinates: 54° 31′ 12″ N, 3° 22′ 34″ W
Max length: 2.59 mi (4.17 km) Max width: 0.79 mi (1.28 km)
Surface area: 1.17 mi² (3 km²) Max depth: 150 ft (45 m)
Height above sea level: 371 ft (113 m)
Islands: 4
Nearest village(s): Ennerdale

Ennerdale Water, which is owned by United Utilities, is near to the town of Cleator Moor, the village of Cleator and the port of Whitehaven. Not only is this lake a reservoir, but it is also a site of special scientific interest for it’s lakeshore habitats. Three landowners formed the Wild Ennerdale Partnership in 2003 with a vision to allow the evolution of Ennerdale as a wild valley for the benefit of people relying more on natural processes to shape it’s landscape and ecology. This has resulted in this lake being one of the most natural looking lakes. The only craft allowed on Ennerdale is a rowing boat.

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