26th August 2012

Angletarn Pikes, Beda Fell and Ullswater


Walk Overview
Time 09.40 to 15.55
Duration 6 hr 15 min
Distance 10.8 mile
Ascent 2800 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Patterdale - Boredale Hause - Angletarn Pikes - Heckbeck Head - Bedafell Knott - Beda Fell - Beda Head - Winter Crag - Martindale - Sandwick - Ullswater shore path - Side Farm - Patterdale
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, opposite Patterdale Hotel

I think I'm correct in saying that the hotel actually owns the car park, so needless to say there is a charge. Thankfully this is a daily charge and if I'm honest it is well worth the cost when you consider the fantastic selection of walk that can be undertaken from this spot.

It does tend to fill up rather quickly though, and not only during the summer months.


Route Map

Jennifer said a little while ago that she doesn't seem to walk from Patterdale very often, so here we are for two Sunday's in a row. This time we'd head onto the opposite side of the village and walk over Angletarn Pikes and Beda Fell to reach Martindale.

This is just one of eh many lovely cottages found as we make our way from Patterdale to the open fellside.

Patterdale and Glenridding seen from the bottom of the Boredale Hause path.

A close up of Brothers Water and Kirkstone Pass (on the left hand side of the picture)

and a close up of Patterdale.

Boredale Hause wasn't exactly crowded but there were a few other groups of folk in the area. Apart from us two, everyone else that was here at this time went up Place Fell. There must have been something going on up there that we didn't know about.

A view down to Brothers Water with the Hartsop Above How ridge on its right hand side.

Just below the cloud on Angletarn Pikes.

From this side, Angletarn Pikes looks it's much harder to get to the top than it actually is.

A view down the Beda Fell ridge.

and again, this time showing more of Boredale.



Looking back we could see the weather was taking a turn for the wetter.

And in this picture Jennifer kindly displays two important requirements for walking during summer 2012, avoiding the boggy areas and making sure you're wearing the correct waterproof clothing, , , , the hat is an optional extra.

Raining at Beda Head.

"Don't look now but there's another band of rain coming towards us"

Winter Crag farm.

A view through Howe Grain to The Nab and the ridge leading to High Raise.


Very nice !!!

We're in Sandwick now and although it's only 3 and a bit mile to Patterdale from here it always feels much longer.

Looking towards the Pooley Bridge end of Ullswater. That's Hallin Fell enjoying a little sunshine on the right of the picture.

On the opposite side of Ullswater is Gowbarrow Fell and Aira Force (just out of shot on the left). Anyone visiting Aira Force recently would have had a real treat.

Messing about on the water.

A view back along the path, and although I always describe this as the Ullswater shore path, it doesn't really take you down to the waters edge. If you want to get down to the lake itself however, the best place is at Silver Point where you can easily get down to the small beach area at Silver Bay.

Almost back at the car and time for a tasty treat; two pieces of flapjack. One each!

To finish, a view of Patterdale and Arnison Crag.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks