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Ennerdale Bridge


Ennerdale Bridge is a village in the Copeland district of Cumbria, located about 3 miles north-east of Cleator Moor (town) and 1 mile west of Ennerdale Water (lake). The village is situated at the confluence of Croasdale Beck and the River Ehen. It is the largest settlement in the Civil Parish of Ennerdale and Kinniside. Amenities in the village include The Fox and Hounds Inn, The Shepherds Arms Hotel, St Mary's Church and Ennerdale CofE Primary School. Also, the community-owned Gather Café, Shop and Community Rooms (the Ennerdale Centre) opened on the 25th April 2016, following a successful bid for a Big Lottery grant.

Ennerdale Bridge is a hamlet in the county of Cumbria, England. It is in the civil parish of Ennerdale and Kinniside. It had a total population taken at the 2011 census of 220.

Description

Ennerdale Bridge lies at the confluence of Croasdale Beck and the River Ehen and is on the border of the Lake District National Park that uses both watercourses as its boundary. The nearest town is Cleator Moor to its west. Ennerdale Bridge appear in many versions of the Coast to Coast Walk and is from its western end.

The parish church, dedicated to St Mary, is Victorian - dating from 1858 - in the Romanesque style.

Etymology

The name Ennerdale means 'Anund's valley', from 'Anundar', genitive of the Old Norse personal name 'Anundr'/'Qnundr', and 'dalr' 'valley', cross-influenced by 'Ehen', the name of the local river.

The village has a community ran cafe, The Gather, which is a popular stop off for tourists walking the famed Wainwrights Coast-2-Coast walk.

Governance

The civil parish falls in the electoral ward of Ennerdale. This ward stretches north to Lamplugh with a total population taken at the 2011 census of 1,025.

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The Shepherds Arms Hotel, Ennerdale Bridge

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St Mary's Church Ennerdale Bridge

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Bridge End Cottages at Ennerdale Bridge

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Old Direction Sign - Signpost by Ennerdale Bridge

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The Fox and Hounds, Ennerdale Bridge

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Ennerdale Water
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Ennerdale Water
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Entering Ennerdale Bridge from the west

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Ennerdale Bridge

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Bank House, Ennerdale Bridge

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