Beda and Place Fells

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This is a walk for all proficiencies, providing enough of a physical challenge to all, but rewarding all with a high level walk with great views. This classic style little known horseshoe walk, will give any walker the opportunity to walk in fells that are uncrowded. Only on Place Fell will you encounter any numbers of people.

Starting from just below St Martins Church at Howtown, the walk begins with a relatively steep climb, which is not too long, on to Winter Crag. From here the way is easy up to Beda Head and onto Boredale Hause. Here is an excellent place to stop and admire the view down into Patterdale and back down Boredale. Place Fell summit can now be seen and is the next objective. While the path is steep it will not take to long, and your reward is of fantastic views all around.

To the north, just to the right side of Blencathra, on a clear day, the Solway Firth can bee seen. To the west there is a panoramic view of the Helvellyn range. To the south, Brothers Water, leads you through to the High Street range, while in the east the Yorkshire fells can be seen.

The walk gives you the option to walk straight towards High Dodd if you wish, but the walk is enhanced by walking down to the 'The Knight' a rocky outcrop, and along Mortar Crag and along the side of Sleet Fell, taking in High Knot with its great view of Ullswater.

England - North England - Cumbria - Lake District - North East


Birds, Cafe, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Pub, Wildlife
27/04/2011 - Emma Connolly

Completed this lovely walk on 18/04/11 with four children aged 3, 8, 8 and 9. We all really enjoyed it and the views were stunning.

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