23rd January 2010

Place Fell and Ullswater shore


Walk Overview
Time 09.40 to 14.25
Duration 4 hr 45 min
Distance 7.3 mile
Ascent 2250 ft
Walking with Jennifer and Andrew & Anne Leaney
Patterdale - Boredale Hause - Round How - Place Fell - Place Fell Tarn - Low Moss - Scalehow Beck - Ullswater shore path - Side Farm - Patterdale
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, opposite Patterdale Hotel

I think I'm correct in saying that the hotel actually owns the car park, so needless to say there is a charge. Thankfully this is a daily charge and if I'm honest it is well worth the cost when you consider the fantastic selection of walk that can be undertaken from this spot.

It does tend to fill up rather quickly though, and not only during the summer months.


Route Map

Reflections in Goldrill Beck.

Above Rooking, on the path leading up to Boredale Hause.

Looking down to Patterdale (the valley) and into the entrance of Deepdale.

A close up of Catstye Cam, Helvellyn and Striding Edge.

Almost at Boredale Hause.

Not far up from Boredale Hause and we began to walk through the patches of snow left over from the cold spell earlier in the month.

Ullswater, Glenridding and the fells around the Helvellyn area.

A (sort of) close up of Arnison Crag, Birks and St Sunday Crag.

Glenridding, enjoying the morning sunshine while it lasted.

This picture doesn't exactly give much away as far as its location goes, and if I hadn't taken the picture myself, I'd have struggled to work out that this was a view looking down to Hallin Fell.

There's lots to see in this picture, such as:
Red Screes, Middle Dodd, High Hartsop Dodd, Little Hart Crag, Dove Crag, Hartsop Above How, Hart Crag, St Sunday Crag, Birks, Arnison Crag, Dollywaggon Pike. And at lower level there is, Brothers Water, Deepdale and Patterdale.

Approaching Place Fell summit in nice sunny conditions.

Andrew and Anne, opting for the slightly rockier route to the top.

Jennifer at the summit.

After leaving the summit we headed past the tarn, and ,down to the big sheepfold before turning left onto this path which leads down to Ullswater shore.

Jennifer and Anne, crossing Scalehow Beck at the start of the long walk back to Patterdale.

The view down to the Pooley Bridge end of Ullswater.

I don't suppose you need three guesses why there aren't any people sitting outside today.


Walking past Silver Bay and Silver Point; a very popular place for pick-nicking holiday makers during the summer months.

Handyman to remove moss and plants off barn roof.

Looking across to Glenridding.

Almost at Side Farm where we turned right, walked through the farm yard and followed the track across the fields to Patterdale.

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Lake District Walks