Sunday, 3rd May 2009


Walk: Patterdale, Ullswater lakeside path, Hallin Fell, Sleet Fell, Place Fell, Boredale Hause
Start Point: Lay-by in Patterdale Grid Ref: NY 397 158
Distance: 11 miles Ascent: 3,800 feet
Weather: Sunny spells but a very cold and strong wind on the ridge and summit
Accompanied by:

On my own

Comments: I have done this route a number of time but always climbing Place Fell first. Today I decided to do it the opposite way round, partly to explore other routes onto Hallin Fell from Hallinhag Wood. The lakeside path was easy to complete so early in the walk and there were some good views to be had on the way. Climbing up from Hallinhag Wood I continued further along the wall than usual and found an alternative path to take me to the summit. With the sun showing its face for a time there the views over Ullswater were great. Descending towards the Hause I then made my way across to Sandwick. The climb up to Sleet Fell is steep in places but puts you quickly onto the ridge. The path climbs gradually to Place Fell and by the time I reached the last ascent I was beginning to feel the effects of doing the walk this way round. After a brief stop at the summit it looked like some weather was heading across from Brothers Water but fortunately this cleared and the sun was out again before I reached Boredale Hause. A stony descent took me down to cross Goldrill Beck and back to the car.


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Looking across Ullswater to Glenridding and the fells beyond


Across Silver Point from Long Crag


Scalehow Force


Sandwick Beck


Ullswater from Hallin Fell


Ullswater and Hallin Fell from Steel Fell


Hallin Fell on the left and the Loadpot Hill ridge on the right


Across the lower reaches of Beda Fell to Steel Knotts and Loadpot Hill


Angletarn Pikes stand out on the skyline


Place Fell with Ullswater in the distance


Hartsop Above How stands proud between Brothers Water and Deepdale Valley


Patterdale and the Grisedale Valley


Glenridding below Sheffield Pike


The route up to Place Fell . . .


and down to Boredale Hause


Patterdale and Glenridding from the final descent


Glenridding Dodd from the bridge over Goldrill Beck

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