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View from hallin fell


The Lake District has plenty of fells to tackle, but sometimes, big isn’t always the most beautiful. Hallin Fell is a case in point: at just 388m, it’s one of the smallest hills in the national park, and yet offers the very grandest of views. So if you’re a first-time fell-walker, or your time is short but you still want to experience a taste of the fells, there aren’t many hikes that can measure up to Hallin Fell in the scenery stakes.

Hallin Fell walking overview

Total distance: 1.9 km - Time: 1 hour

Description: The best short walk in the area that rewards with amazing views of the length of the lake. A short but steep walk to the top, starting from the old Church.

Difficulty: Medium.

Directions: Drive 15 minutes to Pooley Bridge, or catch the bus before catching a ride aboard the Ullswater Steamer to the east side of Ullswater.

What to bring:
Good sturdy walking shoes, drink and snacks. Sun cream, a hat, a camera.

145 m

A good 1 hour hike

Navigable in pretty much all weathers, and conquerable in less than half-an-hour, Hallin Fell is located on the east side of Ullswater, near the little hamlets of Howtown and Martindale.

Peaceful fell walking

This side of the lake is much quieter than the busier western side; if you want to drive there is a narrow road that runs along it, but driving to Pooley Bridge and catching the Ullswater Steamer is the best way to start.