Ennerdale Water is used by hikers, tourists and cyclists, but not as heavily as other lakes in the National Park, and thus it has not been spoiled by construction, activity on the lake or any other trappings of intensive tourism. This is due to the Ennerdale valley's remote location, the lack of a public road up the valley.
The closing sequences of the movie 28 Days Later (2002), directed by Danny Boyle, were filmed around the Ennerdale area, and include a sweeping, panoramic view of the lake.
In 1810, a large, mysterious carnivore killed hundreds of sheep in and around Ennerdale before it was hunted down and killed. The locals dubbed it the Girt Dog of Ennerdale, though it was said to have had the traits of both a dog and a large cat.
Coordinates 54°31′12″N 3°22′34″W