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On Hallin Fell

October 23, 2014

On a lovely September day we explored Hallin Fell, high above the shores of Ullswater.

Hallin Fell (c) John Bainbridge 2014

Hallin Fell (c) John Bainbridge 2014

One of the easiest of the Wainwright heights. Fit people can be up it in twenty minutes – and a very easy route as well – make it a good first Lakeland fell to do. Even unfit me did it in thirty! The views are superb, up into the Martindale valley, across the lake itself, plus sumptuous vistas over the northern fells.

Summit of Hallin Fell (c) John Bainbridge 2014

Summit of Hallin Fell (c) John Bainbridge 2014

Starting from the new church at Martindale you simply follow the broad track uphill.

So we went up, to see the dramatic obelisk on the summit, and down again.

Unless you combine this with another height perhaps too easy.

So we decided to follow the footpaths circling Hallin Fell as well, by taking the path down to Bridge End and then through Sandwick Bay.

The woodland – Hallinshag Wood and Horton Wyke –Ullswater from Hallin Fell. (c) John Bainbridge 2014

Ullswater from Hallin Fell. (c) John Bainbridge 2014

is delightful, and the lake was extremely placid. We returned to Martindale via the Rake path.Hallin Fell 026

All very easy going, but a wonderful walk for views.Hallin Fell 002

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 23, 2014 4:23 pm

    Wonderful! Looks perfect

  2. October 23, 2014 5:19 pm

    We’ve had some very good days amidst the rainy ones!

  3. October 24, 2014 11:19 am

    Inspiring photos and a beautiful walk. If I ever get fed up of walking the coast, you might inspire me to take to the hills! 🙂

  4. October 25, 2014 12:35 am

    It is a cracking peak – funny I’ve only done it once but I don’t really get to Ullswater as much as I’d like.

  5. October 25, 2014 6:52 am

    It is a terrific viewpoint

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