14th May 2005

One short of a dozen Far Eastern fells.


Walk Overview
Time 08.55 to 16.30
Duration 7 hr 35 min
Distance 14.2 mile
Ascent 4500 ft
Walking with Andrew Leaney
Martindale New Church - Steel Knotts - Wether Hill - High Raise - Kidsty Pike - Rampsgill Head - The Knott - Rest Dodd - The Nab - (double back) - Satura Crag - Brock Crags - Angle Tarn - Angletarn Pikes - Beda Fell - Martindale New Church
Fells visited
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Starting Point Information Centre
Parking spaces, Martindale new church

There are plenty of parking spaces next to Martindale's new church and what a fantastic area this is. Found on what I'd call the back side of Ullswater this is as close as you're going to get to unspoilt.

The sheer quantity of walks that can be done from here would rival any other area in the Lake District, it may take a little more imagination and inventiveness than some places, but there really is something to suit everyone.

Parking is free.


Route Map

Just before the start of the walk, looking down to Ullswater from near Martindale New Church.

Our first summit of the day was Steel Knotts. This picture is taken from the summit, with The Nab behind and Rest Dodd behind that. Almost all of the skyline in this picture forms the middle section of our walk.

From the summit again this time looking down to Ullswater and Hallin Fell.

From the route up to Wether Hill with Steel Knotts in front of Ullswater.
The fells in the far distance are the Northern Fells.

Wether Hill summit, again with the Northern fells in the far distance.

Red Crag Tarn.

Almost at High Raise and looking back along the path to Wether Hill.

Kidsty Pike summit.

From Rampsgill Head looking down to Ramps Gill and Martindale Common.
The fell running into the valley from the left of the picture is The Nab.

Brock Crags and the Helvellyn fells from the route between The Knott and Rest Dodd.
Brothers Water can be seen in the middle of the picture (left).

Rest Dodd summit

The Nab summit with the Beda Fell ridge and the Eastern fells behind.

Angle Tarn from the path off Brock Crags.

Angle Tarn again this time with Angletarn Pikes behind.

Angle Tarn from just below Angletarn Pikes southern summit.
The fells in the background are, Rest Dodd, Rampsgill Head, The Knott, High Street, Gray Crag and Thornthwaite Crag.

Ullswater from Angletarn Pikes northern summit.

Beda Fell summit.

Hallin Fell and Ullswater from the path off Beda Fell.

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