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.
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.
The valley also provides opportuntities for orienteering, biking, climbing, riding, canoeing and visiting historic sites. Find out more at Wild Ennerdale.