Walk                           :  The Fusedale Round from HowtownHallin Fell (1,271ft), Steel Knotts (1,414ft), Wether Hill (2,210ft),

                                        Loadpot Hill (2,201ft), Arthur’s Pike (1,747ft), Bonscale Pike (1,718ft)

Date                           :  16th April 2012

Weather                    :  Fair, variable cloud and dry

 

Distance                   : 9 miles round trip

Time Taken              : 20 mins to first summit (Hallin Fell)

 

Which part of Lakeland is this walk situated

 

Terrain Overview

 

Overview

 

The walk starts from the far side of Ullswater at Howtown. There are several car parking spaces at St.Peters Chruch. Fine ridgewalking after Wether Hill

 

 

St Peters Church at Martindale is the start point for the walk

 

 

Literally straight across the road from the Church the grass path that leads directly up to the top of Hallin Fell

 

 

The Nab and Beda Fell from the path upto Hallin Fell

 

 

After a gentle 20 minute climb Ste on top of Hallin Fell with its impressive summit cairn

 

 

Looking north down Ullswater towards Pooley Bridge

 

 

The Ullswater Steamer

 

 

Looking south towards Helvellyn. From the summit we follow the path back down to the Church to pick up the track to Steel Knotts

 

 

The Boredale Valley

 

 

The Bannerdale Valley

 

 

 

The climb to Steel Knotts starts from a path that runs up the side of the Church and climbs very steeply

 

 

Looking back to Hallin Fell and the grass path that leads all the way to the summit

 

 

Ste on the summit of Steel Knotts

 

 

Me on the summit of Steel Knotts

 

 

We then set off for Wether Hill which initially takes in the minor summit of Brownthwaite Crag. The wall is a good guide

 

 

Looking back to the steep drop from Steel Knotts

 

 

In the far distance Blencathra to the north

 

 

The old ruin at the head of the Fusedale valley indicates the turning point to reach the ridge line above

 

 

Once the ridgeline is reached head due north on a very good track towards the summit of Wether Hill

 

 

From Wether Hill – another good path leads on to Loadpot Hill

 

 

The summit cairn on Loadpot Hill

 

 

Carrying on there is a choice of heading right to Arthurs Pike or veering left towards Bonscale Pike. We visited Arthurs Pike first

 

 

Ste on the summit of Arthurs Pike

 

 

We had the pleasure of the company of these three amigos on the summit

 

 

We then double back on ourselves to visit Bonscale Pike – here a picture of the three fellside cairns

 

 

The distinctive cairns on the side of Bonscale Pike

 

 

The return of the Ullswater Steamer to Howtown as we head down the fell side towards where we started out

 

 

Back down at St Patricks Church

 

 

As we journed back through Pooley Bridge we came across these guys getting ready for a lovely aerial view balloon ride – Perfect !!

 

 

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