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HALLIN FELL - STEEL KNOTTS - FAR EASTERN FELLS

HALLIN FELL - STEEL KNOTTS - FAR EASTERN FELLS


Postby susanmyatt » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:36 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Hallin Fell, Steel Knotts

Date walked: 08/10/2010

Time taken: 2.5

Distance: 5 km

Ascent: 450m

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Hi, it was a warm day as we drove from Pooley Bridge along Ullswater and tackled the helter skelter road above Howton to our parking spot at Martindale New Church, the only downside was that it was very windy and that light that seems to dilute your photo's.

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New Martindale Church
We set off past the church and alongside Steel Knotts slowly rising in the now brown heather, we were now above the old Martindale Church.
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Old Martindale Church
We could see up the valley towards Rampsgill and The Nab, across from us was Beda Fell
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Beda Fell
As we reached a wall we climbed up onto the ridge and it was a short walk back to the summit.
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Looking to Steel Knotts summit
It was very, very windy as we walked up the last climb, no chance to perch on top of the rocks called Pikeawassa, and hence the tall hair
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Pikewassa at 432m
The sky was very heavy so the views were not so clear, Loadpot Hill was in cloud.
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View to Ullswater
Our descent was straight back towards the car and we could see the church nestled in front of Hallin Fell.
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Hallin Fell
To the right Ullswater was opening up with the bendy road visible to the left.
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Ullswater
As we descended we made good time, although some parts were a bit steep
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Getting there
We made it back to the car and it was time to go straight up Hallin Fell which was a bit more "up" than it looks.
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Climbing Hallin, back to church
To the left and backlit were Beda Fell, The Nab and Rest Dodd up Martindale.
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Martindale Common
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Did I say it was steep
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Steel Knotts from the climb
I reached the windy top to view the rather magnificent cairn
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Hallin Fell at 388m
It was brightening up towards the south of Ullswater and Place Fell
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Brighter
It was a quick visit to Hallin Fell, 35 minutes up and down :D A nice warm up for the next walks and an area we hadn't been to, now for the windy road down which my husband says is better than going up :lol: Thanks , Sue :D
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Re: HALLIN FELL - STEEL KNOTTS - FAR EASTERN FELLS

Postby icemandan » Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:53 pm

Its a nice round to carry on from Steel Knotts, up onto High Raise round to the Knott and Angletarn Pikes and back over Beda Fell. I always think Howtown could do with a nicer pub than the back bar at the Hotel
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Re: HALLIN FELL - STEEL KNOTTS - FAR EASTERN FELLS

Postby susanmyatt » Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:40 am

Thanks Icemandan, we have already done those and we drove up that morning from home so it was a bonus really, isn't Angle Tarn lovely :D
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Re: HALLIN FELL - STEEL KNOTTS - FAR EASTERN FELLS

Postby mountain coward » Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:28 am

Ah, my favouritely named summit, Pikeawassa! I just love that word - I've used it for many passwords :D
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