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Explore Bowness Knott Car Park
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Bowness Knott is a small car park at the western edge of the Ennerdale Valley. It provides a wonderfull starting point for walks around the Ennerdale Water, up the mountains or simply a short walk down the lakeshore.

For a short walk why not try the Smithy Beck Trail whis was resurfaced and improved in December 2009.

Mountain ringlet in ennerdale

If you are interested in the history of Ennerdale have a look at our Archeology Guide which will lead you to a number of managed archeology sites where you can get a sense of how the valley has served communities over thousands of years.

 

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What's Here?

  • Educational
  • Wildlife
  • Cycling
  • Bring your bikes to Low Gillerthwaite and enjoy 14miles of forest roads.
  • Horse riding
  • Bowness Knott provides the best access for horse riders wanting to enjoy the 14 forest roads and bridleway upt to Blacksail.
  • Orienteering
  • Orienteering courses available within the centre grounds.
  • Picnic
  • Bowness Knott has a limited number of picnic tables. Please take your litter home.
  • Walking
  • Stay at Low Gillerthwaite and enjoy spectacular walks around the valley or into Wasdale and Buttermere.
  • Viewpoint
  • The view from Bowness up the valley torwards Pillar with the shimmering Ennerdale Water in the foreground is one of the best views in the western lakes.
  • Water sports
  • Canoeing - Permits to canoe on Ennerdale Water must be obtained from United Utilities , tel 017687 72334. Please park in Bowness Knott and carry your boat to and from the lake. Your permit does not give you permission to drive into the forest.
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: NY109153
Postcode: CA23 3AU

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Contact

Gareth Browning
Beat Forester
017687 76816
gareth.browning@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk
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