25th February 2006

The Boredale Horseshoe.


Walk Overview
Date 25th February 2006
Time 08.50 to 14.05
Duration 5 hr 15 min
Distance 9.5 mile
Ascent 3000 ft
Walking with Andrew Leaney
Martindale - Sandwick - Low Birk Fell - Birk Fell - The Knight - Place Fell - Boredale Hause - Angletarn Pikes - Beda Fell - Martindale
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside, Whins Farm, Ennerdale

Over the years I've parked here a few times, but to be honest I wouldn't recommend it. The local farmer has a dislike of walkers and it doesn't stop at shouting or arm waving. The best option would be to park at the normal car pars at Bowness Knott.


Route Map

The old vicarage of Martindale.

Ullswater seen from our route up to Low Birk Fell.

Low Birk Fell summit. Hallin Fell is just to the right of the summit cairn.

Place Fell summit.

Also taken from Place Fell summit, this time looking down to Ullswater, Glenridding and part of the Eastern ridge.

The Eastern ridge again, taken from the route down to Boredale hause.

Angle Tarn from the path up to Angletarn Pikes southern summit. The High Street ridge is running across the back of the picture with High Street itself on the right.

Angletarn Pikes north top with Place Fell behind.

A frozen tarn between the two Angletarn Pikes summits.

Ullswater and Place Fell from Angletarn Pikes northern top. The dark fell in the background is Blencathra.

From the start of the long walk across to Beda Fell.

The dark shape of Angletarn Pikes north top looking quite different from this angle.

The very long walk across Beda Fell. At this point we were walking in sunshine, but the clouds that can be seen in the distance were steadily moving towards us.

Martindale and Ullswater from Beda Fell.

Just past Winter Crag and looking down to the road we were on at the start of the walk. The house on the left is the old vicarage seen in the first photo.

Christy Bridge near the old church of Martindale.

Martindale old church.


A close up of the carving seen on the previous picture.

Lanty Tarn with Winter Crag behind.
This little tarn is found only a couple of minutes walk behind the new church.

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