14th August 2016

Steel Knotts and Hallin Fell

Time am
Duration Don't know
Distance 3.6 mile
Ascent 1400 ft - give or take a bit
Walking with Jannifer
Martindale New Church - Lanty Tarn - Birkie Knott - Steel Knotts - Martindale Old Church - Hallin Fell - Martindale New Church
Fells visited
Directory places visited

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.

Ullswater comes into view as we get to Birkie Knott.

and looking t'other way.



Steel Knotts Summit.

Looking ahead to the Brownthwaite end of the ridge. We're not going that far though, we'd be turning off to the right just after crossing the wall.

Sunshine on Hallin Fell. Great Mell Fell (left) and Little Mell Fell (right) are behind.


A close up of Thrang Crag Farm.

Into the bracken we go.

A close up of Winter Crag Farm.







Outside the church we look through Howe Grain towards The Nab and the High Raise Ridge.



Beda Fell seen from the path up Hallin Fell.

At the top of Hallin Fell.


And to finish, two pictures looking down to Ullswater.


David Hall -
Lake District Walks