The village of Ennerdale Bridge is a small pretty village which lies west of Ennerdale Water.
The village itself is a typical small cumbrian village and provides two pubs, a cafe and a shop, a handful of B&Bs, a church and a small school. The village is only a short detour from the C2C cycle way and is also on the route of Wainwrights Coast to Coast walk which goes from St Bees (Cumbria) to Robin Hoods Bay (Yorkshire).
Ennerdale Water is well worth a visit and is the most westerly of all the lakes. As the most remote lake even in the height of the tourist season it can still feel quiet and is an ideal place to escape to.
Each year during the last week in August the Ennerdale show is held bringing together local people and tourists alike. Here you can view the cattle, see the various arts and crafts on display,sample the local produce and even take part in the sports including cumberland wrestling though maybe not to be reccommended for the tired cyclist!