Category Archives: Far Eastern Fells

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Hallin Fell by the Ullswater Steamer

16th September 2017

On Saturday Brendan, Ness and I took the Ullswater Steamer from Glenridding to Howtown to do a circular walk around Hallin Fell. I would then nip up to the summit before joining them in a Tea Shop. The circular walk was just over 4 miles and took les…


Troutbeck Tongue with Ness

24th June 2016

My sister, Ness was visiting for a long weekend, so on Friday we did her third Wainwright mountain, Troutbeck Tongue. It is an easy valley walk and a gentle ascent up the back of The Tongue, leaving the steep bit for the descent. We parked near Town…


Brock Crags, The Nab and Rest Dodd

5th June 2016

On the last Sunday of half term I finally got an opportunity for a walk. I had taken advantage of the recent good weather by completing all my gardening tasks, including making a new wildlife pond. My reward was a good fell walk, but nothing too diff…


Sallows, Sour Howes and Two Reservoirs

22nd September 2015

On Tuesday Ged, Kas and I drove to Troutbeck Church in order to climb two of the smaller Wainwrights, Sallows (1691ft) and Sour Howes (1584ft), then for extra interest to continue on to Dubbs Reservoir and Borrans Reservoir. A walk of just under 12 m…


Place Fell with Father John

13th August 2015

Thursday was due to be a warm and sunny day, so John and I decided to do a walk up to Place Fell from Patterdale returning via the Ullswater Lakeside Path. The walk would be about eight and a half miles long, but on good paths and it would be gentler…


Wansfell Pike and Wansfell

19th December 2014

Friday was the first day of the school holidays so me, Ged and Lynne from School, and her friend Tony visiting from Toronto, Canada, decided to do a walk over Wansfell. Lynne is leading a walk for her ramblers group soon so she wanted to sniff out th…


Riggindale Ridge to High Street with Father John

22nd August 2014

Last August John and I were sat having lunch on Branstree looking over Haweswater to the Riggindale ridge route up to High Street. He said that he would like to try the route out and didn’t believe me when I said that it would take about three…


High Street to Stony Cove Pike from Hartsop

22nd July 2014

On Tuesday Ged, Kas and I drove to Hartsop in order to walk up to High Street, Thornthwaite Crag, Gray Crag and Stony Cove Pike/Caudale Moor and descend down to the pub at Brothers Water before making a circuit of the lake and returning to Hartsop. A…


Kidsty Pike to Brock Crags from Hartsop in Blue skies and Snow

24th March 2014

It had snowed in the hills on Friday night so we decided to get above the snow line on a circular walk from Hartsop. We were originally going to climb The Knott, Rampsgill Head, Kidsty Pike, High Street, Thornthwaite Crag and Gray Crag and do a circu…


Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick from Troutbeck

10th September 2013

On Tuesday Ged, Kas and I drove to Troutbeck in order to climb Yoke (2316ft), Ill Bell (2483ft) and Froswick (2360ft) via the Garburn Pass, then back down the valley beside Troutbeck Tongue. A walk of 10 miles. I had a pair of new Brasher boots to tr…


Swindale Round with Father John

8th August 2013

On Thursday I went walking with Father John. I first met John three years ago at the top of Gasgale Gill in the mist, looking a bit lost, so I stopped and asked him if he was okay. He was heading for Grasmoor, and so was I, so we walked together. He…


Six Fells From Hartsop

12th July 2013

Yesterday I drove to Hartsop for a solitary walk over some Far Eastern Fells. Brock Crags (1842ft), Rest Dodd (2278ft), The Knott (2423ft), Kidsty Pike (2560ft), High Raise (2634ft) and Rampsgill Head (2581ft) then heading down to Hayeswater and walk…


Angletarn Pikes and Beda Fell to Martindale

28th August 2012

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 g…


Swindale to Mosedale via Selside Pike and Branstree

28th May 2012

Last week was the best weather we would have all year and I had to spend it all inside in the exam hall! Grrrrr!!!!! But on Monday I actually had a day off so Ged, Kas and I drove to Swindale. Swindale is an isolated valley to the east of the Haweswa…


Four Fells from Longsleddale

26th March 2012

The weather was really hot this weekend, but still very hazy so I decided to do some gardening instead of walking and save the walking for Monday when the visibility should be better. Monday turned out to be a hot, cloud-free blue sky day so Ged, Kas…


Wansfell Pike in Snow

8th February 2012

On Wednesday I drove to Troutbeck, parking on the roadside on the left of the church, in order to walk over to Ambleside to do some shopping. I would then return to Troutbeck over Wansfell (1579ft) and Wansfell Pike (1581ft). A walk of seven and a qu…


High St. and Mardale Ill Bell via Riggindale in Snow

18th December 2011

Finally a weather window to do some walking in the snow! Sunshine was forecast in the eastern fells and with windspeeds of only 30mph and gusts of 45mph, a walk today looked a good bet! It is back to gales for the rest of the week. So today Brendan a…


Beda Fell and Place Fell from Martindale

21st April 2011

Yesterday I set off at 6.50am and drove to St. Peter’s Church in Martindale to climb Beda Fell (1670ft) and Place Fell (2154ft). It has been three years since I climbed these fells. There are a few unusual stone wall stiles to cross then the pa…


Four Fells from the Old Corpse Road

19th April 2011

Yesterday morning I set off at 7am for Haweswater and the start of the Old Corpse Road, where the dead of Mardale made their final journey across the fells via Swindale to Shap to be buried. The walk would include Selside Pike (2149ft), Branstree (23…


Six Eastern Martindale Fells from St. Peter’s Church

9th April 2011

On Saturday morning I left home at 7.10am to drive to the other side of Ullswater, parking at St. Peter`s Church Martindale, in order to climb Steel Knotts (1414ft),  Wether Hill (2210ft), Loadpot Hill (2201ft), Arthur`s Pike (1747ft), Bonscale Pike…


Sour Hows to Troutbeck Tongue

7th April 2011

On my day off on Thursday I went to Troutbeck to walk up Sour Howes (1585ft), Sallows (1691ft) and Troutbeck Tongue (1191ft). I parked off the road just before the church. I did get a call at 7.30am to ask me to take Dr. Acton`s science classes, but…


Seven Snowy Summits from Hartsop

1st January 2011

On Tuesday Ged, Kas and I drove to Hartsop walking up via Hayeswater Gill to Hayeswater then climbing The Knott (2423ft), Kidsty Pike (2560ft), High Raise (2634ft), Rampsgill Head (2581ft), Rest Dodd (2278ft), The Nab (1887ft) and down via Brock Crag…


Red Screes to Caudale Moor

11th October 2010

After last week’s disappointing walk in mist I decided to redo the walk I intended to do then, but starting at the Kirkstone Pass Inn instead of Hartsop. This would include the summits of Red Screes (2541ft), Middle Dodd (2145ft), and a repeat…


High St. and Kidsty Pike via Haweswater and Blea Tarn

3rd August 2010

Yesterday Ged, Kas and I went to Haweswater. It was raining and the mist was down but the forecast said it was due to clear. We decided to take the route up to Blea Water and then on to the Long Stile ridge to High Street. We did contemplate going ov…


Kentmere Horseshoe

16th June 2010

Yesterday I left home at 6am and drove to Kentmere to do the horseshoe which consists of the 9 summits of Yoke (2316ft), Ill Bell (2484ft), Froswick (2359ft), Thornthwaite Crag (2569ft), High Street (2718ft), Mardale Ill Bell (2496ft), Harter Fell (2…


Full Swindale Round

2nd June 2010

Yesterday I decided that the conditions were ideal to do the Swindale Round. Swindale is an isolated valley to the east of the Haweswater valley (Mardale). In fact Ged had never even heard of it before! The walk would include Selside Pike (2149ft), B…


Harter Fell to Shipman Knotts from Kentmere

29th April 2010

On Thursday Ged, Kas and I went to Kentmere with the intention of doing the Kentmere Horseshoe. Unfortunately the hill fog was down to 200ft and as I`ve already done Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick in mist I saw no point in doing it again! We decided to…


Hayeswater Round in Snow

19th February 2010

Yesterday we went to Hartsop to do six of the summits on the other side of the Kirkstone Pass. The Knott (2423ft), Rampsgill Head (2598ft), Kidsty Pike (2560ft), High St. (2718ft), Thornthwaite Crag (2569ft) and Gray Crag (2286ft). The walk was about…


Wansfell Pike in Snow

16th February 2010

Yesterday we drove to Troutbeck, parking by the church (bottom right on the yellow road with the 2 arrows). Walking to Ambleside via Skelghyll Wood, doing some shopping and having some lunch, then returning over Wansfell Pike. A walk of over 7 miles….


Angletarn Pikes and The Knott from Hartsop

30th November 2009

There was sunshine and blue skies in the west! Unfortunately we were heading east into grey cloud, hoping the blue skies would follow. Visibility today was forecast to be excellent so we went to Hartsop to climb Angletarn Pikes (1857ft) and The Knott…


Bonscale Pike to Steel Knotts

29th May 2009

On Friday the weather was due to be glorious so I decided to do a solitary walk in the far eastern fells. When I left home at 7.30am it was a bit dull, and as I drove over the Kirkstone Pass the mist was right down, but as Brothers Water came in to v…


Three Fells from Mardale

23rd September 2008

Today was one of the best days for a while so I decided to do a solitary walk from Mardale over the Gatesgarth Pass to Harter Fell (2552ft), Kentmere Pike (2397ft) and Shipman Knotts (1926ft) and then all the way back again.  A walk over just over 9…


Sour Howes, Sallows and Troutbeck Tongue

20th July 2008

This morning we set off about half eight for Troutbeck to walk up Sour Howes (1585ft), Sallows (1691ft) and Troutbeck Tongue (1191ft). We parked off the road before the church and set off up the Garburn Pass that leads to Kentmere. The walk was eight…


Wansfell Pike

7th May 2008

Today myself, Janet, her daughter Jenna and the dogs Poppy, Daisy and Miffy went to Ambleside to climb Wansfell (1597ft) via Wansfell Pike and then walk to Troutbeck and back to Ambleside via Skelghyll Wood. A walk of about seven and a half miles. We…


Hartsop Dodd and Caudale Moor

22nd April 2008

On Tuesday I went back to Hartsop to do the final two fells accessible from here. Ged was in Tenerife climbing 12,000ft volcanoes, and Janet was horse riding, so it would be a solitary walk. I did Hartsop Dodd (2028ft) and Caudale Moor (2502ft). The…


Four Fells and Red Deer on The Nab, from Hartsop

16th April 2008

Today Ged and I went back to Hartsop and did four more summits. Rest Dodd (2283ft), The Nab (1887ft), Brock Crags (1842ft) and Angletarn Pikes (1857ft). A walk of about 10 miles. The 10 miles took us nearly eight and a half hours. A good day, but nee…


Hallin Fell and the Lakeside Path

14th April 2008

St. Bernards were not in school today so Tom and I went to Glenridding, on the shores of Ullswater, to take the Steamer to Howtown. We then climbed Hallin Fell (1271ft) and took the lakeside path back to Glenridding, a walk of about 8 miles in all. W…


Seven Summits Around Hayeswater

10th April 2008

Yesterday Janet and the dogs Poppy, Daisy, little Miffy and me went to Hartsop to climb seven of the summits on the other side of the Kirkstone Pass. The summits included: The Knott (2423ft), Rampsgill Head (2598ft), High Raise (2623ft), Kidsty Pike…


High St. and Mardale Ill Bell via the Riggindale Ridge

29th October 2007

On Monday Ged, Kas and me went to Mardale at the head of Haweswater in order to climb High Street (2718ft) and Mardale Ill Bell (2496ft), a walk of about six miles. The walk took 5 hours. It started to pour with rain as we got back to the car. We wer…