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Welcome to Ennerdale and Kinniside Parish Council


The village of Ennerdale is to be found on the western edge of the Lake District National Park, and offers an unspoiled Lakeland experience. A destination point on Wainwright‘s Coast to Coast Walk, the village hosts two pubs and a new village shop & café.

With the beautiful Ennerdale Water lying a mile to the east, the valley is popular with walkers, as it is part of the Coast to Coast route, yet is still a quiet place, free of the tourist hustle and bustle of more readily identifiable Lake District areas.

In the heart of the village lies the very popular school, and St Mary's Church (built on the site of a medieval chapel circa 1858), which is referenced by Wordsworth in his poem, "The Brothers".

Here you will also find the local hotel and public bar, The Shepherds Arms; the village pub, The Fox & Hounds, and The Gather, our new shop and café.

The Ennerdale valley, around Ennerdale Lake, contains one of the largest forests in Cumbria, and has more than 20 miles of forest road, and many other paths open to the public.

The village is only a short distance from the West Cumbria Cycle-path from Whitehaven to Rowrah, and also from the C2C route, for those of you who’d rather cycle than walk coast to coast.

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