Leaving Ennerdale Bridge heading for Ennerdale Water

      

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Approaching Ennerdale Water

      

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Ennerdale Water.
Heading towards Angler's Crag.

      

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Approaching Angler's Crag.

      

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At Anglers Crag - the path around Ennerdale Water is generally straightforward but occasional 'hands on rock' is required.

      

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The end of Ennerdale Water is reached.

      

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Looking back (west) along Ennerdale Water.

      

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Ennerdale Water has now just been left behind.
Looking up the Ennerdale Valley and about to cross over to the left (northern) bank of the River Liza.

      

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We have now crossed over to the left (northern)  bank of the River Liza and continue up the valley.
Pillar can be seen on the right.

      

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Looking towards the head of Ennerdale valley - Green Gable & Great Gable are straight ahead.

      

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Looking towards the head of Ennerdale valley - Green Gable & Great Gable are straight ahead.

      

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Looking back (west) down the Ennerdale Valley.

      

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Near Black Sail hut at the head of Ennerdale Water. 
Haystacks is in the middle distance left. 
Loft Beck is just beyond haystacks and cannot be clearly seen (it is not the obvious beck seen in this viewpoint).

      

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Black Sail YHA hut.

      

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Black Sail YHA hut.

      

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Just beyond Black Sail Hut and approaching the start of the Loft Beck ascent on the left.

      

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Loft Beck.
The steep and rocky ascent out of Ennerdale valley by way of Loft Beck - a climb of 1000ft in half a mile. 
For perspective, note the tiny outline of a walker on the skyline at the top of Loft Beck

      

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Half way up Loft Beck.
The valley floor seems very distant.

      

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The fell top between Brandreth and Haystacks looking back at the top of Loft Beck.

      

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Below Grey Knotts looking across at Haystacks.
To the left is Ennerdale Water and on the right are Buttermere and Crummock water.

      

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View from Fleetwith fell.
Haystacks, High Crag, Buttermere and Crummock Water.

      

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Heading for the Honister Pass and Borrowdale along the dismantled slate quarry tramway (below the remains of the old drum house).
The green sunlit 'oasis' in the distance is Borrowdale.

      

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Honister Pass slate mine.
Honister Crag is on the distant right.

      

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Honister Slate Mine.

      

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Through the beautiful Johnny's Wood in Borrowdale, alongside the River Derwent.

      

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Borrowdale, Johnny's Wood and the River Derwent.

      

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Entering Rosthwaite village.
Note Greenup Edge on the horizon - one of the objectives on day 3.

      

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