Place Fell

Height: 657 metres / 2156 feet Grid reference: NY 40564 16955 Category: The Far Eastern Fells

Helvellyn from the summit

Helvellyn from the summit

Angus camouflaged on the summit of Place Fell.

Angus camouflaged on the summit of Place Fell.

A great view of The Pennines and Ullswater from Catstycam with Place Fell, centre right, over Birkhouse Moor

A great view of The Pennines and Ullswater from Catstycam with Place Fell, centre right, over Birkhouse Moor

Place Fell

Start point: Patterdale (NY 394 160)

Patterdale – Side Farm – Boredale Hause – Round How – Place Fell The Knight – Smeathwaite – Side Farm – Patterdale

Distance: 5.6 miles     Total Ascent: 670 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours 30 minutes

Weather: Clearing, windy on the top. 9°C.

I continued working my way around the Far Eastern fells by walking Place Fell from Patterdale today. I found this walk relatively easy and for me the manufactured paths spoiled it; they take away the character and soul of the fells I feel – but I guess that is the price to be paid for popularity. There were lots of sunny spells this morning but the wind up there was wild.

Boredale Circuit

Start point: Sandwick (NY 423 196)

Sandwick – Beda Fell (475) – Heck Crag – Angletarn Pikes – Boredale Hause – Place Fell High DoddSleet Fell – Sandwick

Distance: 9.4 miles     Total Ascent: 1300 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours 20 minutes

Weather: Sunny at first, gradually worsening. 13oC.

It was lovely and sunny this morning when I set off from Sandwick for a circuit of Boredale – so much so that the legs were soon zipped off from my trousers to make the first walk in shorts this year (was it really only a month ago I was on Harter Fell in the snow?). This was Casper’s first ‘big’ walk and he seemed to cope okay, with a few tips thrown in from the master, Angus.

Place Fell

Start point: Sandwick (NY 423 196)

Sandwick – Low Birk Fell (425) Bleaberry Knott on Birk Fell (426) The Knight (427) Place Fell (428) High Dodd (429) Sleet Fell (430) – Sandwick

Distance: 5.7 miles     Total Ascent: 818 metres     Time Taken: 2 hour 25 minutes

Weather: Sunny start, gradually clouding in. 12°C.

I travelled East again today to complete a circuit of the fells between Ullswater and Boredale, taking in Place Fell as the high point. There are fabulous views of Ullswater from here, made all the better today with the pleasant Autumn conditions.

Place Fell

Cow Bridge – Boredale Hause – Place Fell (173) – Low Moss – Nettleslack – Beda Head – Beda Fell (174) – Boredale Hause – Cow Bridge

The rain was very heavy today, with many areas flooded and gale force winds on the tops. Some interesting shots but no good views unfortunately.