Swarth Fell (Ullswater)

Height: 545 metres / 1788 feet Grid reference: NY 45412 19527

Hallin Fell from Swarth Fell

Hallin Fell from Swarth Fell

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.