Sunday, 30th September 2018

Walk: Boredale Hause, Place Fell, Low Moss, Sandwick, Hallinhag Wood, Hallin Fell, Hallin Bank, Scalehow Wood, Silver Crag, Crookabeck
Start Point: Deepdale Bridge, Patterdale Grid Reference: NY 399 143 
Distance: 12.5 miles Ascent: 3,800 feet
Time: 7.25 hours
Weather: Intermittent light rain with sunny spells in the afternoon
Comments: Walking from Deepdale Bridge, it was a steady climb up to Boredale Hause and the summit of Place Fell, with a couple of scrambles on the way. Usually I have then headed for Sleet Fell but this time I decided to explore the footpath along its western flanks and found a lovely green path through the bracken. Then I climbed Hallin Fell the opposite way to usual, from Hallinhag Wood, reaching the summit just as the wind increased and the rain felt more like hailstones!!! After passing Scalehow Force the sun made the return alongside Ullswater quite pleasant, despite the rocky undulating footpath.

From Boredale Hause the mist touches the fell tops from Great Dodd . . .

to Fairfield . . .

and from a higher point Hartsop Dodd can be seen in mist

As Glenridding comes into view the mist appears to be lifting

Approaching Place Fell

Zooming in as the sun shines on Swirral Edge

The trig point is difficult to get to . . .

while the camera is on timer, balanced on a rock!

From the opposte side . . .

it's a little easier

Leaving the summit behind . . .

I eventually reach a lovely green path on the flanks of Sleet Fell . . .

and Hallin Fell, my next target, comes into view

By the time I reach the cairn . . .

it is blowing a gale and raining hard - more like hailstones!!

At least the sun appears as I walk back along what is now known as the Ullswater Way

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