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Place Fell

Place Fell


Postby nigheandonn » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:20 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Place Fell

Hewitts included on this walk: Place Fell

Date walked: 12/08/2012

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This was another hazy day, my legs hurt, and I had to be back in Patterdale by 2 to get the bus - so I only had one hill planned, and I didn't want to go there anyway.

This was really pure bagging, and I was vaguely ashamed of myself - I would have had no desire to climb Place Fell if it wasn't listed in a book, because it just looks big and steep and unpleasant. But I actually enjoyed the walk, and wished I'd had more time for the hill, so maybe that's the point - that lists, and waymarked trails, take you to places that you wouldn't have gone to otherwise...

At first I was retracing my steps from the day before, back up to Boredale Hause, with the same views of Patterdale and Hartsop and Brotherswater from above.

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Brotherswater and the hills beyond

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Patterdale from above

From the sheepfold I headed up in the opposite direction from the day before, past the very small ruin

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The sheepfold in Boredale Hause

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Ruin in Boredale Hause

I was worried about the time, so I was pushing on properly for once - to there by this time, and the next place by that time. Seems to prove that I can go uphill reasonably quickly, I just never do. A scrambly sort of bit over Round How brought me out on top, but still a long way from the actual summit. At least it was more or less flat from there.

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Place Fell

The views were extensive but indistinct!

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Layers of hills from Place Fell

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More layers

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Place Fell summit

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Glenridding from above

I was still pushing on, determined to get down to the lakeside path and back round that way, rather than simply retracing my steps...

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Sheepfold on Low Moss

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Slate spring

... a bit too fast, because I slipped going downhill and sat down in a boggy bit!

I can't say that I really took time to appreciate the lakeside path properly - but it was still beautiful, and it's quite satisfying in a way just to set out for somewhere and do it. I'm more often a delayed ditherer. All the same, I'll have to come back and do the path slowly at some point.

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Waterfalls

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Sail...

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... and steam

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A photogenic rowan tree

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Ullswater


And then it was back to Penrith and the train home.
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Re: Place Fell

Postby ChrisW » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:26 pm

Not the most enthusiastic of beginnings :lol: but (except for the wet butt) well worth the effort in the end :D
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Re: Place Fell

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:21 am

Place fell is an excellent hill in my opinion. Fantastic views and a proper rocky top, worth a few hours of anybody's time.
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