Wednesday, 20th August 2008


Walk: Glenridding, Howtown (via ferry), Hallin Fell, Sleet Fell, Place Fell, Patterdale
Start Point: Patterdale Hotel car park Grid Ref: NY 395 159
Distance: 8.6 miles Ascent: 2,700 feet
Weather: Cloudy with sunny spells
Accompanied by:

Marie, Andrea, Gill and Shep

Comments: After taking the ferry from Glenridding to Howtown we made our way up Hallin Fell on a wide green path. After heading back down the same way we continued on to Sandwick and up to Sleet Fell, which made a good spot for lunch. Making our way across the bulk of Place Fell we decided to detour via The Knight but this was a very boggy route. After visiting the summit cairn we followed the path down to Boredale Hause and back to Patterdale.


Scroll down to see photos of the walk

Heading out from the jetty the weather looks a little uncertain


Looking back to the jetty with Birks and St Sunday Crag behind


Lots of activity at the sailing club


Glenridding House


Shep is not very happy on the ferry


Gowbarrow Fell catches some sun


Place Fell - our return route


Steel Fell - our ascent onto Place Fell


Hope all these people are not going in our direction


The ferry continues on to Pooley Bridge


Gill and Andrea pose on Hallin Fell . . .


then we find a sheltered spot for elevenses


After climbing the end of Steel fell we have a good view back to Hallin Fell


Andrea and Gill arrive as Marie settles down for lunch . . .


but Shep wonders what she has got in her bag?


The sun brightens our view of Ullswater as Hallin Fell retreats further into the distance


Approaching Place Fell summit Andrea admires the view . . .


whilst Marie . . .


and Kath try to get photos 'without the crowds'!


The route down to the hause has been stepped recently


Deepdale Valley heads up to the Fairfield Horseshoe


Coming down from the Hause, Ullswater comes back into view


Marie enjoys the sun near the end of the walk - hope she hasn't gone to sleep!

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