Hallin Fell

Hallin Fell

Route: Hallin Fell

Area: Far Eastern Lake District

Date of walk: 4th November 2017

Walkers: Andrew 

Distance: 3.6 miles

Ascent: 1,100 feet

Weather: Sunshine and showers

I parked opposite St Peter’s Church on Martindale Hause, which gave me a good leg up today’s objective, Hallin Fell. The climb up the grassy slopes started immediately and it was very easy going – I was at the top within 20 minutes

The summit of this modest little fell has two points of interest – a wonderful view over Ullswater, and a massive summit cairn out of all proportion to the height of the fell – a monument which can be seen for miles around. Having taken in the views I then descended to the shore of Ullswater down a steepish grassy path not shown on the OS map, which brought me to the wonderful shoreline path, part of the Ullswater Way, which runs to the head of the lake

After walking along the shore for 20 minutes or so I turned inland on reaching Sandwick Bay, climbing up through woodland beside a dry stone wall, and joined the elevated path along Hallin bank. This was a heavenly section of the walk and I enjoyed some glorious views along the valleys of Boredale and Howe Grain

Near the end of Hallin Bank I turned left to join a path above Hause Farm which brought me back to the start of a short but very sweet walk

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