Hallin Fell - Route One

 

Start - Martindale Hause NY 435 191 Distance - 0.5 mile Ascent - 490 feet Time - 25 minutes


The small car park on Martindale Hause above Howtown at the start of the walk
Opposite the car park is St. Peter's Church
The ascent starts immediately above the car park on a wide path that leads to a level shoulder
Beda Fell from the start of the climb
Bonscale Pike from the start of the climb
Looking to Rampsgill Head, The Nab and Rest Dodd at the head of Martindale from the level shoulder above the car park
Arthur's Pike and Bonscale Pike
There is choice of paths above the level shoulder, we follow the one on the left beside the wall
Looking back from the path beside the wall, the view opens out over lower Martindale which is known as Howe Grain
Looking back to Steel Knotts above St. Peter's church
The north ridge of Beda Fell with Place Fell on the right
The path continues straight on past the uppermost corner of the wall
The summit of Loadpot Hill above the north ridge of Steel Knotts
Looking back to Martindale Hause and St. Peter's church
Howe Grain from the path above the wall
Place Fell from the path above the wall
The path eventually begins to turn to the north towards a col on the summit ridge 
High Raise, Rampsgill Head, The Nab and Rest Dodd at the head of Howe Grain
Boredale with Dove Crag appearing over Boredale Hause
Approaching the col below the summit ridge
Looking back on the approach to the col, Wether Hill and Red Crag on the skyline above Steel Knotts
Helvellyn appears on the horizon above Birk Fell
Looking back from just below the col
Beda Fell and Boredale
Howe Grain from the col
The summit lies to the right of the col
The summit of Hallin Fell
Arthur's Pike and Bonscale Pike from the summit of Hallin Fell
    Loadpot Hill, Wether Hill and Red Crag from the summit of Hallin Fell
     Rampsgill Head, The Nab, Rest Dodd, Beda Fell and Angletarn Pikes
    Boredale from the summit of Hallin Fell
    Place Fell from the summit of Hallin Fell
     Gowbarow Fell across Ullswater
     Swinburn's Park and Little Mell Fell across Ullswater
     The lower reaches of Ullswater from the summit of Hallin Fell
The imposing summit cairn, of which AW wrote " The man who built the summit cairn on Hallin Fell did more than indicate the highest point : he erected for himself a permanent memorial. "   It was originally 12 foot high but over the years it appears to have suffered some damage. There used to be two inscribed sandstone plaques set into the cairn one above the other, one is still in place and can be seen high up in the centre of this, the northern side of the cairn, it has the letter B and the date 1864 chiselled on its smooth face.  The upper plaque, which has been dislodged and can be seen lying damaged on the seat, is inscribed ... IW.SP 19, perhaps a clue to the original builder of the cairn !

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