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




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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