28th April 2013

Bucketing down on Steel Knotts and Hallin Fell


Walk Overview
Time 13.45 to 15 55
Duration 2 hr 10 min
Distance 3.3 mile
Ascent 1300 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Martindale New Church - Birkie Knott - Steel Knotts - Martindale Old Church - Hallin Fell - Martindale New church
Fells visited
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Starting Point Information Centre
Parking spaces, Martindale new church

There are plenty of parking spaces next to Martindale's new church and what a fantastic area this is. Found on what I'd call the back side of Ullswater this is as close as you're going to get to unspoilt.

The sheer quantity of walks that can be done from here would rival any other area in the Lake District, it may take a little more imagination and inventiveness than some places, but there really is something to suit everyone.

Parking is free.


Route Map

Martindale New Church in front of Hallin Fell.

A view down to the Pooley Bridge end of Ullswater.

Heading up to Steel Knotts via the little ridge over Birkie Knott.


Here comes the weather.

Steel Knotts summit.

Looking ahead to Brownthwaite Crag. We walked as far as the wall, turned right and followed the path down to Martindale Old Church.

A view back to Steel Knotts.

Heading down the path to the old church. Up there on the right is Steel Knotts.

The Nab seen from the side of Steel Knotts.

A close up of Winter Crag farm and Martindale Old Church.



Inside the old church.




Martindale Old Church.

This is a bit spooky; I'm glad it isn't dark.

Looking ahead to Hallin Fell.

Turning around and you get a view of Beda Fell.

It was obvious that we were in for another heavy shower so Jennifer took what was probably the wise decision to sit in the car while I had a quick walk up Hallin Fell.

Beda Fell.

A very wet and windy Hallin Fell summit.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks