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The meandering River Liza flows through the wonderfully remote Ennerdale Valley. The river spawns Trout, Salmon, Charr, among others.
The name of the Liza derives from old Norse, conferring a meaning of “light (or shining) river”. The river is also subject to the Wild Ennerdale Project which aims to introduce more wildlife to the Ennerdale Valley. The Wild Ennerdale Project uses a policy similar to managed retreat which means the river is subject to no human interference or maintenance such as dredging, straightening or even flood defences. The aims of the project is conservation and protection of natural heritage.