Ennerdale Bridge

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Ennerdale Bridge
The Shepherds Arms Hotel, Ennerdale Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 3129490.jpg
The Shepherds Arms Hotel, Ennerdale Bridge
Grid reference: NY069159
Location: 54°31’48"N, 3°26’17"W
Population: 220  (2011)
Post town: Cleator
Postcode: CA23
Dialling code: 01946
Local Government
Council: Cumberland

Ennerdale Bridge is a hamlet in Cumberland. It lies at the western edge of the civil parish of Ennerdale and Kinniside. It had a total population taken at the 2011 census of 220.[1]


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 appears in many versions of the Coast to Coast Walk and is 13 miles from its western end.[2]

The parish church, dedicated to St Mary, is Victorian - dating from 1858 - in the Romanesque style.[3]


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.[4][5][6]

See also


  1. "Civil parish population 2011". http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadKeyFigures.do?a=7&b=11123232&c=CA22+2PF&d=16&e=62&g=6411906&i=1001x1003x1032x1004&m=0&r=0&s=1434375530037&enc=1. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  2. Coast to Coast Walk - Part 1
  3. Parish website - follow links to church
  4. Whaley, Diana (2006). A dictionary of Lake District place-names. Nottingham: English Place-Name Society. pp. lx, 423, 109. ISBN 0904889726. 
  5. Whaley, 2006, p.109-110,
  6. Whaley, 2006, p.392

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