DATE                                29.03.12

WEATHER                      HOT & SUNNY

DISTANCE                      9 .4 MILES

START / FINISH              THE NEW CHURCH AT MARTINDALE

After my last successful  day over the lakes I was very keen to get back over there , my long suffering walking partner Cheviot Stroller would be joining me today so I was hoping to push my limits a little bit . After a couple of hastily exchanged e mails the only thing we could agree on was Hallin fell was to be bagged first then a wander along Ullswater and lets see what happens, for myself I was very keen to see what the path where like for ascending and descending some of the hills around that area that I had spotted on my last walk see  LOADPOT HILL

So that was it, basically nothing decided. However once we parked up opposite the new? Church at Martindale I just knew today would be yet another wonderful days walking, the weather was good clear blue sky with a slight cooling breeze , but having learnt my lesson from the other day we both had packed extra water just in case . I wont go onto describe the route we took you can see that on the map likewise I wont describe the views as I donít think I have the words to do them justice , just look at the photos .

On a more personnel note during this walk I once again pushed my boundaries that little bit further and covered ground that would have had me stuck only a year or so ago, in fact at one point when descending off one of the hills I was amazed how easily I coped and how its almost becoming second nature, I suppose if you practice hard and long enough  sooner or later things start falling into place but whatever the reason it has just opened up a whole lot more of the lake district for me to visit . once this had sunk into my thick skull I spent the rest of the day with a stupid grin on my face , I am not saying that I walk any faster or even more correctly I still waddle like a pregnant duck but I am walking in places that I only dreamed about a short while ago .

Anyway thatís enough of that a few photos enjoy I know that I did.

LOOKING TOWARDS HAUSE FARM

TAKEN ABOUT HALF WAY UP HALLIN FELL LOOKING TOWARDS HELVELLYN WITH A FEW ICY AND SNOW PATCHES STILL SHOWING .

NEARING THE TOP NOW LOOKING DOWN TOWARDS THE BOREDALE BECK

HAVING A LOOK AROUND ULLSWATER & THE FELLS I HOPE TO GET TO LATER ON

THE CAIRN ON HALLIN FELL

LOOKING OUT OVER ULLSWATER

RATHER THAN RETRACE OUR ROUTE BACK DOWN WE DECIDED TO CUT STRAIGHT DOWN IT TURNED OUT TO BE A LOT STEEPER THAN WHAT IT LOOKED , AT THE BOTTOM LOOKING BACK UP

OUR ROUTE FOLLOWED THE PATH AROUND THE LAKE FOR A SHORT DISTANCE

 

NOW ON THE LOWER SECTION OF SLEET FELL LOOKING BACK ACROSS AT HALLIN FELL

NOT EVEN HALF WAY UP YET AND ONE OF THE MANY REST STOPS I HAD TO HAVE LOOKING BACK DOWN TOWARDS CHEVIOT STROLLER

LOOKING UP TOWARDS WHAT I THINK IS HIGH DODD ?

I HAVE TO ADMITT ITS IS A BIT ON THE STEEP SIDE IN PLACES GOOD JOB I CAN KEEP STOPPING TO TAKE PHOTOS

STILL HEADING UP (WITH BURSTING LUNGS ) LOOKING DOWN TOWARDS BOREDALE

AN OLD SHEEPFOLD AT LOW MOSS (WE STOPPED HERE FOR LUNCH)

APPROCHING MORTAR CRAG LOOKING TOWARDS GLENCOYNE IN THE FAR DISTANCE

LOOKING BACK

SAME AGAIN

THE STONE CAIRN AT PLACE FELL

UNKNOWN /UNNAMED  TARN ON THE WAY UP

SAME AGAIN

NOW AT PLACE FELL LOOKING DOWN AT GLENRIDDING

SAME AGAIN

STONE CAIRN AT PLACE FELL , I HAVE TO ADMITT I WAS FEELING VERY PLEASED WITH MYSELF FOR GETTING UP HERE, BUT I STILL HAD TO GET DOWN .

OUR ROUTE DOWN VIA  ROUND HOW , REDGATE HEAD THEN GULP ! DOWN???

BUT FIRST ONE LAST LOOK OVER THE SIDE .

ON MY WAY DOWN LOOKING BACK UP AT THE STONE CAIRN

LOOKING DOWN TOWARDS BROTHERS WATER

LOOKING DOWN TOWARDS PATTERDALE ?

NOW AT BOREDALE HAUSE (NICE GRASSY FELLS AGAIN)

HEADING DOWN TOWARDS BOREDALE HEAD , I REALLY DONT LIKE THE LOOK OF THIS STONE PATH

PART WAY DOWN TIME FOR ME TO STOP AND HAVE A FIVE MINUTE REST , BUT WHAT VIEWS .

YVONNE LEADING THE WAY DOWN .

DEER ON THE HILLS WE ALMOST WENT STRAIGHT PAST THEM , THERE WAS A HERD ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE VALLEY AS WELL .

LAST LOOK BACK DOWN THE VALLEY

WHAT A DAY .

 

LAKE DISTRICT

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