Place Fell, Beda Fell & Hallin Fell from Martindale Church
3D outline of route
Busy as it was half term - but still a few spaces left at 10am opposite the 'new' Martindale Church
You have been warned dog owners !
Place Fell can be seen in the distance as we set off towards Sandwick
Cracking view down into Martindale with Wether Hill & High Raise as the backdrop and The Nab and Beda Fell on the right.
On the approach to Sandwick you get the chance to cross Howegrain Beck before reaching the 'soon to terminate' country lane at the lakes edge.
The start of the climb up Sleet Fell - My chosen route today for the ascent of Place Fell
Heavy showers - far too many today
Sleet Fell summit was greeted with disappointment as my fellow walkers had hoped it would be the summit of Place Fell itself. Afraid not ! and still a bit of work to do chaps.
Looking back down the wide grassy ridge
Rainbows were a plenty today - this was just one of many appearing during the frequent downpours.
After what seemed like an eternity - not the walk, just the constant complaining of 'Mr Fit' himself who apparently was using muscles that he hadn't used before.
He's happy now - all downhill from here Ste (well... maybe not quite !)
Another Wainwright bagged for Robert - his collection is growing considerably and it's becoming harder to pick walks such that he bags more than two at a time.
On the descent down to Boredale Hause - with spectacular views southwards towards Brothers Water.
A brutal shower hits us at Boredale Hause with a strong Westerly wind shot blasting our faces. Fortunately we found a rocky outcrop which protected us from the brunt of the horizontal rain and so we hunkered down with hot drinks and treats
Blue sky and a view back up to Place Fell
We veer off to the left and pick up a feint path towards Beda Fell with Boredale Valley alongside
The Nab - I will be visiting there soon, but I'll wait for the ice & snow to make it firm underfoot.
Top of Beda Fell - the ordeal is almost over for Ste.
View of Ullswater with Hallin Fell splitting the water in two. We decided to nip up Hallin Fell before heading for home to get the Wainwright bags up to three.
Heading down towards Winter Crag where we do a sharp right turn and descend into Martindale
Back on solid flat ground - Didn't spot any deer herds today, but they are usually around these parts.
Crossing a swollen Howe Grain beck
The Old Martindale Church
As its only 15 minutes up and then down Hallin Fell - I took my waterproofs off as I couldn't see me needing them - popped my bag in the car and left Ste enjoying a well deserved rest.
Short ascent - bit it still gets you puffing a bit.
At Hallin Fell summit - the rain started, and it really did come down heavy. I got absolutely drenched.
I had made the cardinal sin - being unprepared is inexcusable in the lake district world of fell walking, and I certainly was.
Yes - a nice rainbow, but all I wanted now was that change of clothes in my boot.