Friday 29th January 2010


Start Point : Patterdale (NY 395 159)

Distance : 7.6 miles Height Ascended : 770 metres


Route Map

A first look back to Birkhouse Moor and Sheffield Pike from the first part of the walk up to Boredale Hause




Height is quickly gained and the views behind become more extensive


At Boredale Hause the panoramic view of The Eastern Fells dominates


Several pockets of deep snow still remain at mid-height............................


…………………….but it looks like the higher fells have had another light dusting overnight


Eventually the slog up Place Fell’s Steel Edge offers an extensive view northwestwards towards the Northern Pennines


Place Fell summit now in view together with Hetty and Violet who continue to run off their seemingly endless energy


Same view dog-free


Place Fell's Ordnance Survey column


Towards the foot of Ullswater


No summit pose today from the canine twosome


An clear and excellent view across the small summit cairn includes the whole of the Helvellyn range


And again


The Helvellyn range


Looking up Glencoyne from the beginning of the descent towards Low Moss


A distant Blencathra over Watermillock Common


High Dodd above Low Moss


The semi-derelict sheepfold at Low Moss - my route from here was to the left of High Dodd down past the old quarry workings


Old quarry building below High Hodd - Little Mell Fell through the gap


Ullswater and Hallin Fell


A contrast in light and shade across Gowbarrow Fell


Glencoyne beyond Norfolk Island


Gowbarrow Fell from Silver Crag


Across Ullswater to Glencoyne Brow


Place Fell from near Side Farm