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Ennerdale's Anglers Crag
Date & start time: Saturday 30th October 2010, 3.05 pm start.
Location of Start : Bleach Green car park, Ennerdale Lake, Cumbria, Uk ( NY 085 153 )
Places visited : Anglers Crag, Robin Hood's Chair, back to the weir and car park.
Walk details : 2.7 mls, 550 ft of ascent, 1 hr 55 mins.
Highest point : Anglers Crag 755 ft - 231 m.
Walked with : Jo, Ann and the dogs, Jodie and Amber, Harry and Bethan.
Weather : Overcast but dry with cloud on the high fells.
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Jo's over for the weekend.
Unfortunately the weather's taken a bit of a dive compared to the other day
but is reasonable enough for a visit to Ennerdale and a shorter Harry-style walk across to Anglers Crag and back.
Bleach Green Cottages and the car park at the foot of Ennerdale Water.
Bleach Green is a strange name for a place in the middle of nowhere but there is an old mill marked on the map just downstream so maybe it relates to bleaching cloth or wool that was a raw material or finished product of the mill ?
This old weir will probably relate to the mill too.
As we walk up the short distance to the lake we reach the modern bridge across the River Ehen.
Jo crosses half way over but decides to go no further as we really want to stay on this side of the lake.
Anglers Crag is the bracken covered outlier of Crag Fell to the right of the picture.
The grey covered structure on the far bank is the fish ladder that allows the fish to bypass the weir to reach the lake.
Across the lake, Knock Murton and Blake Fell are enjoying the sunshine.
A view up the lake from the fell gate.
The stream that enters the lake here flows down from Ben Gill waterfall high on Crag Fell above.
We've taken the small path up to Anglers Crag rather than stay alongside the lake.
A wide panorama looking back at the climb.
From the summit of the crag we can look down nearly 400 feet.
Turning around we can look up nearly 400 feet up to the Pinnacles.
From the small summit cairn on the crag we walked a short distance east until we have a clear view up the valley.
Rather than go back the same way we dropped down the other side of Anglers Crag
and joined the lakeside path again.
I don't know about the others but I didn't see any leafy forest glades, Friar Tucks or Merry Men on the walk round the base of Anglers Crag.
Clearer weather out to the west . . .
. . . but the cloud is still coming and going off the high fells.
A great little walk and not a gortex coat in sight.
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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Canon 75 or my Canon G10 digital camera.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . a small rucksack to keep the out-of-sight coats in . . . just in case.
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