Walk : Beda Fell (1,664 ft) from Bridgend (A592) via Boredale Hause

Date : 15th September 2020

Weather : Dry, bright @ 16 C

 

Distance : 6 miles round trip

Time Taken : 1 hour 40 mins to summit

 

Which part of Lakeland is this walk situated

 

Terrain Overview

 

Overview

 

We had tried to do this walk last year starting from Martindale, but had to turn back through bad weather and confusion around the best start point . Having re-analysed

we decided it would be far better and more easily accessible to attempt from the A592 from Bridgend. This in my opinion turned out to be a better option. This is a

very pleasant walk, non too strenuous with some great views along the way

 

 

The starting point by at Bridgend on the A592 as you approach Patterdale. There is room for free car parking for a few cars just off road near the phone box

 

 

From the phone box head north for about 100 yards or so and a path on the right hand side leads to an open field

 

 

The path leads to a 5 bar gate that gives open access across a field. From this point you can clearly see the good track that leads up to Boredale Hause

 

 

Across the field the path crosses Goldrill Beck and leads to another gate

 

 

Through the gate the path turns back on itself as it climbs gently to the start of the climb proper along the flank of Angletarn Pikes. Through the second gate

and watch out for another hairpin bend on the left

 

 

The hairpin bend

 

 

On the path proper now that leads straight up to Boredale Hause

 

 

Looking back from the climb towards Brothers Water

 

 

Looking towards Helvellyn and Catstye Cam from the path

 

 

The southern head of Ullswater from the path

 

 

 

The path climbs gently and unerringly to Boredale Hause, a major junction point for a number of fells

 

 

From the cairn the path to take can be see top centre of this shot take this and follow it as it swings gently round to the right

 

 

Stay on the track as it twists and turns round several outcrops.

 

 

It does eventually become clearer

 

 

Looking north from the path and Beda Head can be seen on the centre right of the shot

 

 

Looking back in the direction of Boredale Hause towards Arnison Crag, Catstye Cam and Birkhouse Moor

 

 

Place Fell from the path

 

 

The path crosses a small Gill, from there take a left

 

 

Over the Gill and keep on the distinctive grass track, which leads directly over the Beda Head

 

 

Suddenly the views open up and Blencathra can be seen above the bulk of Place Fell

 

 

Approaching the final small climb before the summit can be seen

 

 

The summit of Beda Fell (Beda Head) can be reached just across a short grassy area

 

 

Sue, Spud and me on the summit

 

Click here for a 360 degree view from the summit of Beda Fell https://youtu.be/QMKLCZSpvXo

 

 

It seems Spud having been fed and watered is more interested in sleep than taking in the views

 

 

Looking towards High Raise, The Knott and Rest Dodd from the summit

 

 

Looking back in the direction of our travel to the summit

 

 

On our way back down from Boredale Hause

 

 

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