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NYD Place Fell +

NYD Place Fell +

Postby Broggy1 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:59 am

Wainwrights included on this walk: Angletarn Pikes, Beda Fell, Hallin Fell, Place Fell, Steel Knotts

Hewitts included on this walk: Place Fell

Date walked: 01/01/2017

Time taken: 4

Distance: 18.5 km

Ascent: 1428m

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A brilliant New Years walk around some Far Eastern fells. Taking in Place Fell and Beda Fell to help towards the second round and also including three other summits.

Weather crisp but with a cold wind - strangely cloudy on the High Street fells but gin clear elsewhere.

1 Hallin Fell.JPG
Hallin Fell from the shores of Ullswater

2 Heading up Hallin Fell.JPG
Heading up Hallin Fell from the Ullswater way - the first time I've used this as a way up Hallin Fell and a steep and charming way

3 Back down Ullswater.JPG
It also has a great view of Ullswater behind

4 Hallin Fell Obelisk with Place Fell ahead.JPG
Large obelisk on Hallin Fell summit with Place Fell beyond

5 Descending HF with Martindale ahead.JPG
Descending Hallin Fell to the church with Martindale ahead

6 Heading into Boredale.JPG
Following quiet roads (at this time of day on New Years Day) into Boredale

7 Heading up Place Fell.JPG
Heading up Place Fell

8 Higher up.JPG
Higher up

9 Blencathra.JPG

10 Summit in view.JPG
Summit now in view

11 Helvellyn range from the summit.JPG
Helvellyn range from the Trig Point

12 Helvellyn range again.JPG
And again - a light dusting of snow has fallen overnight on the higher fells.

13 Heading up AP.JPG
After descending to Boredale Hause it's an easy wander up the other side (coast to coast path) - Northern (and higher) Angletarn Pike in view

14 Southern PIke from Northern one.JPG
Southern top from the Northern

15 Angle Tarn from the Southern Pike.JPG
Angle Tarn from the Southern Top - anybody doing the higher High Street fells really drew the short straw with the weather today

16 Heading for Beda Fell.JPG
Heading along the easy ridge to Beda Fell. Cold walking into the wind.

17 Beda Fell Summit.JPG
Beda Fell Summit

18 Steel Knotts from Martindale.JPG
Steel Knotts from Martindale

19 Up Steel Knotts.JPG
The route up Steel Knotts from Martindale is fairly gradual as it slants up it's Western flank. I wasn't complaining as this was my third ascent from road level today.

20 Pikeawassa.JPG
Pikeawassa - the summit of Steel Knotts

21 Ullswater from the descent.JPG
Ullswater as I descend the excellent ridge
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