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




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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