Height: 542 metres / 1778 feet Grid reference: NY 40423 17636
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.
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.