Hallin Fell by the Ullswater Steamer

Name of walk Hallin Fell by the Ullswater Steamer
Date of walk 2017-09-16

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 less than three hours. Mine was 6 miles.

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Brendan and Ness on Glenridding Pier.

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Looking towards Arnison Crag.

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The lake shore.

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Looking north.

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A bit nippy for swimming without a wet suit!

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This lady was swimming the length of Ullswater accompanied by the canoe.

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Looking back to Glenridding.

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Glencoyne.

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Hallin Fell on the east shore. You can see the large cairn on the top.

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We pass another boat.

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It takes about 35 minutes to reach Howtown. We watch the steamer depart for Pooley Bridge.

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Off it goes.

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Looking back towards Howtown Pier. We head up to join the lake side path.

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Ness and Brendan ahead as we reach Kailpot Crag.

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We head through the woods.

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We come out and Sandwick and head for Bridge End.

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We take the wall stile and head for Hallin Bank.

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Brendan and Ness in the distance.

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We keep to the footpath heading around the fell. The slopes of Place Fell on the left.

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I stand on the stile to get the view into Martindale, before heading to St. Peter's Church at the foot of Hallin Fell.

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It is here that I leave Brendan and Ness. They will head down to Howtown and the Tea Shop. I will head up the the summit.

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St. Peter's Church and car park on the left. Steel Knotts above it. Beda Fell right. The Nab at the far end of the valley.

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To the right of Martindale is Boredale. Beda Fell left, Place Fell right.

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It is only 20 minutes of steep climbing up a grassy path to reach Hallin Fell's summit cairn. The view to the north of Ullswater is well worth the effort.

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Three photo panorama of Martindale, Boredale and Ullswater. Left click to enlarge, click again to return.

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The view west to Gowbarrow Fell and Little Mell Fell. Left click to enlarge, click again to return.

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I head for the small cairn.

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I head down a different path which gives me views down onto Howtown. Bonscale Pike behind.

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The path takes me directly to the road down to Howtown. There is also a footpath that cuts off the road zig zags. I meet up with Brendan and Ness at the Tea Room. I have a coke and a coffee. Thirsty work going up and down in 45 minutes! I indulge in some cake too!

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We head back to Howtown Pier for the journey back to Glenridding.

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Clouds are building.

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An excellent day out!

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