Place Fell - Route One

 

Start - Patterdale NY 395 159 Distance - 2 miles Ascent - 1,720 feet Time - 1 hour : 40 minutes


Patterdale village
A little over a hundred yards south of the White Lion Hotel a minor road leads to Rooking and the start of the ascent
At a bend in the road a gate gives access to the open fellside
On the path to Boredale Hause
Looking back to Glenridding and Sheffield Pike from the start of the climb
There is a choice of paths for the climb to Boredale Hause.  Both paths converge just below the top of the pass
Looking across Patterdale to Thornhow End on Birks
Midway along the path to Boredale Hause, which is the low point on the right
Kirkstone Pass flanked by Caudale Moor and Red Screes
Near the top of the path to Boredale Hause
Looking back to Glenridding and Ullswater from near the top of the path
Boredale Hause
Hart Crag and Fairfield from Boredale Hause
Helvellyn and Catstycam from Boredale Hause
The south ridge of Place Fell from Boredale Hause
Hart Crag, Fairfield and St. Sunday Crag from the foot of the east ridge
The path has been re-aligned and improved in recent years to combat erosion
Looking back to Boredale Hause from the start of the climb
Initially the path heads towards Hawk Crag on the south east slopes before making a sweeping turn back towards the south ridge
Looking down to Boredale Hause from the south east slope
The path turning back towards the south ridge
From the same point looking back along the new path
Some sections of the path have been stone pitched on the steeper climb up the south ridge
Brothers Water and Red Screes from the south ridge
Glenridding from the south ridge
Approaching the summit ridge where the path enters a steep gully amid a belt of low crags these can be avoided by a faint path leading to the left below them
Looking across to St. Sunday Crag from the gully
Looking down from the top of the gully
Looking along the summit ridge to the trig point from the top of the gully
From the same point, the foot of Ullswater above the summit of Hallin Fell
Brothers Water and Kirkstone Pass
Patterdale and Grisedale
Approaching the summit of Place Fell
The summit trig point
The Nab and High Raise from the summit
Rest Dodd, High Street, Gray Crag, Thornthwaite Crag and Ill Bell
Caudale Moor
Brothers Water, Kirkstone Pass and Red Screes
Hart Crag, Fairfield and St. Sunday Crag
St. Sunday Crag, Dollywaggon Pike and Nethermost Pike above Grisedale
Helvellyn and Catstycam above Birkhouse Moor
White Side, Raise and Stybarrow Dodd on the horizon
Great Dodd over Hart Side with Skiddaw on the right
Blencathra over Watermillock Common
Dockray Park with Carrock Fell on the left and Great Mell Fell on the right
Ullswater and Hallin Fell with Arthur's Pike on the right

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