Welcome to one of the most unspoilt areas in the Lakes. Ennerdale Lake is a couple of miles from Kirkland and is scenic and dramatic, surrounded by conifers and steep mountains. There is a public footpath around the lake if you have the energy or inclination to explore.Loweswater lies alongside the C2C route a little further along and is more pastoral but equally scenic.

Cycle shops

The nearest one is back in Cleator Moor I am afraid. Ainfield Cycle Centre – Jacktrees Road, Cleator Moor tel:01946 812427.

Route features

The route reaches Kirkland 1 mile after leaving the Whitehaven to Sheriffs Gate traffic free cycle path and is the start of the scenic section passing alongside the outskirts of the Northern Lakes. This section has stunning views of Ennerdale Lake before travelling onwards and running alongside Loweswater before skirting Crummock Water. All in all a wonderful part of the C2C route either on traffic free paths or delightful minor country roads with all that scenery thrown in for nothing!