Hallin Fell 1271′
Hallin Fell is the jewel in the loveliest square mile in the Ullswater Valley, that of Martindale. Hallin Fell rewards the walker with the best views for the least effort. Its’ grassy slopes can be climbed barefoot if you choose from St. Peter’s church in 10 minutes. The best way to reach Hallin Fell is by Ullswater Steamers’ to Howtown from either end of the lake Pooley Bridge, or Glenridding.
Route: From Howtown Pier take the path along the lake shore turning left away from the Lake when the gate at the top of th esteps is reached. The spectacular Hause is on the left, 4 or 5 hairpin bends in rapid succession. The path up Hallin Fell is directly opposite St. Peter’s Church, steep initially and bearing right towards the summit cairn. The cairn when reached is one of the most impressive in Lakeland, a true landmark visible from miles distant, beautifully cut stone standing 14′ high and 4′ square.
The view north to Pooley Bridge is excellent with Arthur’s Pike, Bonscale Pike and Loadpot Hill to the East, Penrith and the Pennines distant. To the west is Blencathra (also known as Saddleback), and the rolling hills of Watermillock.