This is a ‘beginners’ walk in the lake district and to be fair all but the infirm should be able to climb it or rather, walk it. From the route I went along, it was a little steep at one point. Anyone a little less fit should take some time. I took my time and it still only took about 30 minutes.
Hallin Fell overlooks Ullswater. I used the gpx map from this website to make sure I stayed on track. Having a GPS and a few other items, such as extra layers, food and water is always a good idea in the Lake District. My phone’s signal was patchy so it could not be relied on for directional support.
I parked my car at St Peter’s Church at Martindale. I did notice a memorial in the graveyard to Commander W.H. Parkin. Inside the church there is a window dedicated to him as well. This used to be the only memorial for the HMS Glorious that was lost in 1940
Anyway back to the walk. It was a rainy Bank Holiday so I set off early to avoid the traffic and to get a parking space. I had spent the previous day inside, also due to rain, so I decided to do a short walk in the Lake District to be safe.
The path up is pretty obvious, but just as I started I overheard a man tell his child to stop so they could look for the right path…and I stopped and checked my GPS, all was good. I think he was just slowing the kid down. Despite the drizzle the views were lovely, but I regretted not talking a stick to help my poor knees over the steep bits.
Here are a few photos.
As you can see there were a few other walkers, some with dogs, some with children. There are also lots of sheep. There are no toilets, no shops…not even an ice-cream van.
On the way back the traffic was unavoidable, lots of people having to go back to work tomorrow.
But not the worst jam I have ever been in.