River Ehen

Ennerdale Water to Wath Brow Bridge

Grade 2
Length 7 km
Paddleable medium to spate

The top two kilometers from the lake to Ennerdale Bridge don't contain much white water (except for two weirs, the second of which may require inspection, as the river leaves the lake). However they do contain lots of trees. If you can find anywhere to access the river in Ennerdale Bridge itself, this may be a better bet if you're not a confident tree dodger. ... read more about Ennerdale Water to Wath Brow Bridge

Wath Brow Bridge to Low Mill

Grade 2/3
Length 8 km
Current Level low @0.67 today at 15:00

The river is a pleasant run through fields and a couple of villages. The gradient remains fairly consistent throughout keeping interest all the way. A couple of weirs in Egremont can be easily shot and only become nasty in the highest of water levels, when both can be portaged. Downstream of Egremont, a small broken weir can form a nice play-wave, getting really good at levels between 1.5 and 2m. Those wanting to extend the trip can continue on down to Braystones (or even to the Sellafield site), though the river is easier on this section. ... read more about Wath Brow Bridge to Low Mill