Place Fell

This medium sized fell stands proudly above the southern tip of Ullswater and the route up has recently undergone improvement works, which makes it ideal for beginners who wish to avoid lots of scrambling.

At the top, you will find yourself in an amphitheatre of fell summits, including those of Helvellyn and Blencathra, as well as views out towards the Pennines and of Ullswater itself.

The Route

Part of the walk leading to Place Fell

Part of the walk leading to Place Fell

Begin your route by going through the gate at NY 400 161 and turning right. Keep left when the path forks and continue onto Boredale Hause.

At Grid Ref NY 407 157, take the left hand path that runs steeply up the fell. Here the path has been improved and is fairly level, although steep. This path zig-zags up the fell side before reaching the summit, where a trig point sits atop a rocky outcrop.

Useful Information

Parking: There is a small amount of parking in the village of Patterdale, south of Glenridding, Grid Ref NY 395 159; This car park fills up very quickly during peak periods

Start Point: Grid Ref NY 400 161; Go through Patterdale heading away from Glenridding and just past the White Lion Inn there is a turning on the left, marked as a 'No Through Route'; This will lead you onto a lane over a bridge; Follow this lane, veering left at the fork, and you will come to the end, where there is a gate onto a public footpath marked for Angle Tarn

Summit: Grid Ref NY 405 169; 657 metres above sea level

Distance: Approximately 3 miles

Terrain: Well-maintained paths for the most part; Often steep; Stepped paths in places.

Total Time (Ascent & Descent): 3 hours

Suitable For: Adults with moderate fitness; Older children


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