Description: A less trodden felltop round on the quiet side of Ullswater. Place Fell is a fine vantage point on a clear day of Ullswater and the Helvellyn range.
Car Parking: By the green at Martindale Old Church on the lane leading to Howe Grain (approached on a lane down the east side of Ullswater from Pooley Bridge, approx 5 miles), NY 434184.
Start / Finish: Martindale Old Church
Meet Time: 9.15am
Start Time: 9.30am
Route: From Martindale Old Church follow the lane over the bridge and head uphill on a grassy path at Winter Crag Farm to reach the skyline at Howsteadbrow. At the iron bench looking over Ullswater turn left to ascend the ridge on a grassy path with occasional rocky steps. Gaining height steadily to Beda Head (509m) and drop into the broad saddle, before climbing again to Beda Fell Knott. Just south of the knott, turn right on the bridlepath leading towards Patterdale and drop down to Boredale Hause. From here an engineered footpath leads to Place Fell (657m) with its rocky knoll topped by a trig point. Descending NE from the summit to the knobble of Hart Crag, before continuing down (steeply at first) to an abandoned sheep fold at Low Moss. Fork right on the path contouring the eastern shoulder of High Dodd before descending into Boredale and crossing the footbridge over the beck (the fields surrounding the bridge can be very wet!). Join the farm track and head straight across the lane over a stile to ascend to the iron bench before retracing outward route back to the cars.
Time: 5.5 – 6 hours
Please let Mel know in advance by 5.00pm on Saturday if you are coming on this walk – text 07584303975.
I reserve the right to modify the route or cancel the walk dependent on weather conditions.