Walk : Place Fell (2,154ft) from Bridgend

Date : 5th May 2014

Weather : Overcast poor visibility around 17C

 

Distance : 3.5 miles round trip

Time Taken : 1.5 hours to summit

 

Which part of Lakeland is this walk situated

 

Terrain Overview

 

 

Overview

 

A fine walk along good paths throughout

 

 

From the roadside (A591) Place Fell

 

 

The path from the main road leads across a footbridge that crosses Goldrill Beck

 

 

Sue and Ste head on towards Rooking

 

 

Looking back towards Patterdale and a distant Sheffield Pike

 

 

At the end of the path a sign post directs you off to the right through a handgate

 

 

The path leads on to the open fell side

 

 

The start of the track that leads up to Boredale Hause

 

 

The views open up as height is gained

 

 

At Boredale Hause the path turns back on itself and steepens as it leads towards the summit

 

 

Approaching Round How which can either be scrambled over or take the path to the left around it

 

 

Looking through the haze towards a snow capped Helvellyn

 

 

 

Looking over to Angletarn Pikes and Brothers Water

 

 

Having negotiated Round How the summit cairn comes into view

 

 

Ste waiting for us to catch him up on the summit approach

 

 

The summit trig point on Place Fell

 

 

Sue and me on the summit

 

 

Ste acquaints himself with Archie while we chat to his owners

 

 

The Helvellyn range through the haze

 

 

Looking towards Grey Crag and the High Street range

 

 

Down below Patterdale

 

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