FOUR Wainwright circular walk: Hallin Fell, Beda Fell, Steel Knotts, Bonscale Pike (plus Wether Hill and Loadpot Hill).
Time: 7 - 8 hours
Parking: by St. Peter's Church, Martindale - Grid Ref NY 436192 (free)
|Hallin Fell from Pooley Bridge|
|Ullswater from where the road climbs up into Martindale (the final descent from Bonscale Pike is down the steep slope seen behind Howtown)|
2. With your back to the car park area next to St.Peter's Church, cross the road and climb up the slope in front of you to the top of Hallin Fell. There's a few paths to choose through the bracken. To vary the ascent and descent, take one of the narrower paths up the eastern flank on the way up.
|The path is clearest when the bracken hasn't yet grown|
|Walking across the flank of Steel Knotts.|
|The summit of Steel Knotts rises to the left|
14. Climb up to the top of Steel Knotts. Wainwright gives the rocky tor at its summit the name of 'Pikeawassa'. There are good views down into Martindale.
|At the top of Steel Knotts|
15. Head back down from the summit to the ridge you climbed up to from Martindale but now continue south along a path heading to the top of Fusedale. This is the valley going down to Ullswater between Steel Knotts and the high ridge of Loadpot Hill above you.