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The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.
Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.
Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.
High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.
Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.
From the parking area at Bowness Knott, on the northern shores of Ennerdale Water, follow well-surfaced forest roads heading steadily up the valley.
eventually reaching the remote Black Sail youth hostel and a perfect spot for a picnic whilst admiring the lofty peaks all around.
Cross the bridge and return via undulating forest roads on the other side of the river, before rejoining the outward route to return.
A great family ride.