Angletarn Pikes and Beda Fell to Martindale

Name of walk Angletarn Pikes and Beda Fell to Martindale
Date of walk 2013-08-28
Distance walked (miles) 11
Duration of walk 6 hours 50 minutes
Weather sunny but windy
Peaks on walk Angletarn Pikes, Beda Fell
Walked with Ged and Kas the blind dog
Parking Lay-by outside the pub in Patterdale (Get there early or use car park opposite)
On Tuesday Ged, Kas and I drove to Patterdale in order to climb Angletarn Pikes (1857ft) and Beda Fell (1664ft). Then to descend into Martindale to the old church, and walk back to Patterdale via the lakeside path. The weather was forecast as 50mph gusts on the summits with showers and sunny intervals.
We chose this walk as it allowed us alternatives to going high if the wind was too strong.
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I managed to get one of the free lay-by parking spaces in front of the pub and we set off for the bridge across the river. Patterdale on the left.

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A rainbow over Arnison Crag.

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View back to Ullswater.

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Ged in his Eric Morecambe shorts!

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Taken from the route up to Angle Tarn Pikes. We did both pikes.

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View out to Brothers Water.

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Looking down on Angle Tarn from the lower of the pikes. It was very windy up here!

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View down into Bannerdale. Beda Fell stretches out on the left.

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Looking to the route up Place Fell.

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Close-up of Glenridding, Glenridding Dodd and Sheffield Pike.

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Beda Fell summit

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Ullswater.

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Mini-shelter

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Looking down into Boredale.

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Coming to the end of Beda Fell. St. Martin's Church on the right.

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A lot of people messing about in boats.

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View up the Boredale Valley.

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Lunch on a seat with a view!

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Martindale, looking towards The Nab.

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St. Martin's Church was built at the end of the 16th century. This was Ged's first ever visit!.

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We took the bridle path and then the road towards Sandwick. A Jubilee signpost!

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Part of the lakeside path.

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Kas doing some rock climbing.

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Last view of the lake before we head down to Patterdale behind the wall.

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We stopped at Side Farm Cafe for coffee and flapjacks. Very cheap compared to some. Coffee £1.10, enormous flapjacks £1.....well worth a stop!

An excellent walk. Eleven miles long. It took us six hours and fifty minutes, including lunch and coffee stops.
Jo.
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