28th January 2017

Dunmallard Hill, Pooley Bridge

Time 9:45 to 10:30am
Duration 45 min
Distance 1.1 mile
Ascent about 400 ft
Walking with Paul Sharkey
Pooley Bridge up and over Dunmallard Hill and back to Pooley Bridge
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre -
Car park, Pooley Bridge

This is just one of a couple of large car parks found in Pooley Bridge, and for those simply wanting to look around the village, it couldn't be more convenient. For those wanting a much longer walk onto the Heughscar Hill / Arthur's Pike area it may not be quite as convenient, but it still offers a very pleasant walk from the village to the fells.

Needless to say there is a charge for the privilege of using this car park.

Route Map



I wasn't supposed to be here today. I actually had grand plans to walk into Addacome Hole and over some of the fells around Causey Pike, but the forecast was for rain, cloud and wind. So that was the end of that walk for the time being. As has been the case many many times over the years, postponing a walk for a better day often turns out to be the best move. The fells are going nowhere but the rain, cloud and wind usually do.

Left with no specific plans in mind I had an invite last night to join Paul on two of his outlying fell walks so I jumped at the chance. The first of the two walks was up Dunmallard Hill on the very edge of Pooley Bridge. Much to my own amazement never mind anyone else's, this is the first time I've walked up here - I really don't know why this is the case.



Just before reaching the top I spied a deer running over the summit area. It was moving too quickly to start messing about with a camera so for those few short seconds we watched this elusive of animals silently vanish down the steep fellside.

Back down through tow woods we go.


Despite the murky conditions we we still treated to this fantastic view down Ullswater.

And to finish, we walk back through a damp looking Pooley Bridge to our cars parked for free opposite the gift shops. From there we drove around to Askham to begin walk number two.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks