|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.
Brendan and Ness on Glenridding Pier.
Looking towards Arnison Crag.
The lake shore.
A bit nippy for swimming without a wet suit!
This lady was swimming the length of Ullswater accompanied by the canoe.
Looking back to Glenridding.
Hallin Fell on the east shore. You can see the large cairn on the top.
We pass another boat.
It takes about 35 minutes to reach Howtown. We watch the steamer depart for Pooley Bridge.
Off it goes.
Looking back towards Howtown Pier. We head up to join the lake side path.
Ness and Brendan ahead as we reach Kailpot Crag.
We head through the woods.
We come out and Sandwick and head for Bridge End.
We take the wall stile and head for Hallin Bank.
Brendan and Ness in the distance.
We keep to the footpath heading around the fell. The slopes of Place Fell on the left.
I stand on the stile to get the view into Martindale, before heading to St. Peter's Church at the foot of Hallin Fell.
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.
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.
To the right of Martindale is Boredale. Beda Fell left, Place Fell right.
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.
Three photo panorama of Martindale, Boredale and Ullswater. Left click to enlarge, click again to return.
The view west to Gowbarrow Fell and Little Mell Fell. Left click to enlarge, click again to return.
I head for the small cairn.
I head down a different path which gives me views down onto Howtown. Bonscale Pike behind.
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!
We head back to Howtown Pier for the journey back to Glenridding.
Clouds are building.
An excellent day out!