Hallin Fell

Hallin Fell

Route: Hallin Fell

Area: Far Eastern Lake District

Date of walk: 7th July 2022

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 3.6 miles

Ascent: 1,100 feet

Weather: Sunny and very warm

This is a walk I’ve followed on several occasions and it never fails to please – there is beauty every step of the way

I parked as usual by 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 12 foot tall 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 path with wonderful views of the lake ahead all the while. This brought me to the shoreline path, part of the Ullswater Way, which runs to the head of the lake. Much of the path runs through Hallinhag Wood, and the shade from the trees brought welcome relief as it was a swelteringly hot day. There are various small pebble beaches along the way which provide ideal picnic spots

After walking along the shore for 20 minutes or so I turned inland just before reaching Sandwick Bay. The junction is easily missed and lies just before a gate leading to the bay. From here I climbed up through woodland beside a dry stone wall. This joined the elevated path along Hallin Bank, with views over Ullswater and along the valleys of Boredale and Howe Grain. Bracken on this section obscured the path for much of the way but navigation was straightforward thanks to a dry stone wall on my right

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

Previous time here

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The following day, a magical dawn over the head of Buttermere…

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