Hallin Fell

Hallin Fell is a great route for beginners, as it is fairly simple to follow and has good terrain. In addition, its location on the southern end of Ullswater means that it is one of the lesser visited fells, so you may have the summit to yourself.

At the top you can see Ullswater laid out beneath you, whilst the fells of Martindale stretch out behind you. You can also combine this walk with a ride on the Ullswater Steamers.

The Route

View of Ullswater from Hallin Fell

View of Ullswater from Hallin Fell

This route is very simple. You can park opposite St Peter’s Church and simply follow the wide grassy path straight up to the top of the fell, where the summit is marked by a large cairn that has seen its size diminished from its original 12 foot height over the years.

Alternatively, if you are looking for a longer day out, you can get the steamer ferry from Glenridding or Pooley Bridge and alight at Howtown Pier, Grid Ref NY 443 198. Take the path leading right from the pier along the lake shore towards the boat house, before veering left at NY 440 198.

This path will take you alongside the base of Hallin Fell before eventually joining the lane that leads from Howtown to St Peter’s Church.

Useful Information

Parking: There is a limited amount of free parking available opposite St Peter’s Church, which sits above the village of Howtown at Grid Ref NY 435 191; This is only accessible via a narrow lane leading from the village of Pooley Bridge

Start Point: Grid Ref NY 435 191; The wide grassy path up the fell leads from the small car park towards a break in a field wall

Summit: Grid Ref NY NY 433 198; 388 metres above sea level

Distance: Approximately 1 mile

Terrain: A level grassy path with some moderately steep sections

Total Time (Ascent & Descent): 1 hour

Suitable For: Adults with moderate fitness; Older children; Younger children; All-terrain pushchairs with two adults


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