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Three Wainwrights from Martindale

Three Wainwrights from Martindale

Postby canisp » Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:56 pm

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

Date walked: 08/10/2009

Time taken: 8

Distance: 9 km

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Hills done, Steel Knotts, Beda Head and Hallin Fell
OS Map 90
Started Grid Ref 435192
Distance walked 9 km’s
Height Gain 750 metres
8 October 2009

From the parking area i took the bridleway which passed behind the church and on in the direction of Howtown, at about GR 443194 i turned south and headed for 1.3 km’s up the south southwest ridge to the summit of Steel Knotts.

Early morning looking across Ullswater

Looking across Ullswater to Little Mell Fell

Hallin Fell from the ridge up to Steel Knotts

The summit rocks of Steel Knotts

Blencathra in the far distance

Looking down from Steel Knotts to Cote Farm

A long rest was had before continuing south to pick up the northwest path down into the valley. After a brief look round the old church another path was followed to gain the south ridge at GR 430185 leading up to the summit of Beda Head, another fine viewpoint.

Gowbarrow fell in shadow across Ullswater and Hallin Fell on the right

Looking back to Hallin Fell from the ridge going up to Beda Head

Looking back to Hallin Fell from the ridge going up to Beda Head

Hallin Fell and Ullswater

The summit cairn of Beda Head

Looking across Ullswater to Great and Little Mell Fell

The sunlit summit ridge of Steel Knotts

A leisurely lunch then a one hour stroll back down this ridge put me at the car. After dumping most of my gear a short hike soon had me on the summit of Hallin Fell, for me the best viewpoint of the day with Ullswater stretching off into the distance. After wandering around the summit to get some photo’s a few minutes walk put me back at the car.

Looking to Hallin Fell the next target

The well used path from the car park up Hallin Fell

The summit obelisk of Hallin Fell

Looking down on Ullswater from Hallin Fell

Looking down on Ullswater from Hallin Fell

This walk could easily be done in half the time i took, but on such a fine day i prefer to stroll round and take my time......
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Re: Three Wainwrights from Martindale

Postby mountain coward » Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:27 am

Lovely pics from a lovely area! You didn't put the full title of Steel Fell's summit rocks though - my favourite Lakeland name... Pikeawassa! :D
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Re: Three Wainwrights from Martindale

Postby 37lumleyst » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:50 am

Some great pictures in there on what looks like a near perfect day in the Lakes. I agree that this part of the Lakes is stunning and more often than not it isn’t too busy either.

Love the pictures.
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