Dunmallet (Dunmallard Hill)

Start point: Pooley Bridge pier (NY 466 242)

Dunmallet (Dunmallard Hill) (OF) from Pooley Bridge

Distance: 1 mile     Total Ascent: 115 metres     Time Taken: 30 minutes

Weather: Generally overcast with sunny spells. 19°C.

It is the first day of the school summer holidays today so Connie and I had a day out on the Ullswater Steamers starting from Glenridding and riding up to Pooley Bridge. From there we climbed the Wainwright Outlying Fell, Dunmallet (named as Dunmallard Hill on the O.S map and shown as the site of a settlement, probably a fort given its position). The hill is no more than a gentle stroll and the amount of trees ensures there is no view from the top – we still had a nice day out though.

This walk follows Wainwright’s Dunmallet chapter in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 214.

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