Loadpot Hill

Height: 671 metres / 2201 feet Grid reference: NY 45689 18129 Category: The Far Eastern Fells

The Roman road from Ambleside to Brougham runs across Loadpot Hill, it is a continuation of the High Street ridge.

Loadpot Hill

Loadpot Hill

Fusedale Round

Start point: St. Peter’s Church, Martindale (NY 436 191)

St. Peter’s Church, Martindale – Hallin Fell – Martindale Hause – Steel Knotts (Pikeawassa)Brownthwaite CragWether Hill Loadpot Hill Arthur’s Pike Bonscale Pike – St. Peter’s Church, Martindale

Distance: 8.7 miles     Total Ascent: 860 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 40 minutes     Start Time: 07:00

Weather: Some bright spells but cool. 11ºC

It started off fairly bright this morning but that soon changed once I was up onto Steel Knotts. Looking up to the High Street ridge, the clouds came down on it and I thought I was in for a day in the clag – fortunately it lifted before I got there but the breeze made it surprisingly cold today.

Fusedale Round

Start point: St. Peter’s Church, Martindale (NY 436 191)

St. Peter’s Church, Martindale – Hallin Fell – Martindale Hause – Steel Knotts (Pikeawassa)Brownthwaite CragWether Hill Loadpot Hill Arthur’s Pike Bonscale Pike – St. Peter’s Church, Martindale

Distance: 8.7 miles     Total Ascent: 860 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 45 minutes

Weather: Overcast with some drizzle. 19ºC.

It has been a long time since I was over this way – in fact it seems like a long time since I have been over any way! However, needs must and I was glad to get out today even though I would have preferred the sunshine of yesterday. Normally I find this sort of terrain easy going and I thought I managed to do the walk surprisingly quickly as I felt a little unfit and was puffing and panting a bit on the climb up to Wether Hill. I must get out more to keep my fitness levels up…

Cawdale Circuit

Start point: Moorahill Farm (NY 494 182)

Moorahill Farm – Low Kop (516) – High Kop – Red Crag (517) Wether Hill Loadpot Hill – Hart Hill – The Pen – Moorahill Farm

Distance: 8.5 miles     Total Ascent: 513 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours

Weather: Cloudy with drizzle. 7oC.

It was up into the clouds this morning with accompanying drizzle and a biting wind. There were no views of anything today (so not many photos) but the going was easy and I managed to complete this one in super quick time. I’m not sure there would be a lot going for this walk in good weather as the area is quite bleak, although the views from High Street Roman Road are usually pretty good.

Fusedale Circuit

Start point: St. Peter’s Church, Martindale (NY 436 191)

St. Peter’s Church, Martindale – Hallin Fell (378) – Martindale Hause – Steel Knotts (Pikeawassa) (379)Brownthwaite Crag (380)Gowk Hill (381)Wether Hill (382)Loadpot Hill (383) Arthur’s Pike (384)Bonscale Pike (385)Swarth Fell (386) – St. Peter’s Church, Martindale

Distance: 9.1 miles     Total Ascent: 1002 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 45 minutes

Weather: Overcast, hazy and warm, 20°C.

Today’s walk was a round of remote Fusedale on the eastern side of Ullswater. It was a steep pull onto the High Street ridge from Steel Knotts, but once on the top, the going is easy and I followed the old Roman Road for part of the route. Although it was warm today, it remained overcast virtually throughout with the odd sunny moment and a heavy shower towards the end.