Drawing 272: The head of Ennerdale

Direction of view: SE

Notes: The viewpoint is near the summit of High Crag.  This view is on page 74 of Wainwright in Lakeland and also appears as Lakeland Mountain Drawing 89, with different foreground rocks.

Comments:  Peter Messenger’s picture from the late 1970s (image 1) shows the extent of afforestation at that time.

I took image 2 on 6th October 2017 (see Drawing 119 for an account of that day).  The light was very flat, but the photo does show the changes which have taken place in Ennerdale in recent years.

Neither Peter in the 1970s nor I in 2017 succeeded in finding rocks like those shown in the sketch.