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April

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TR Steel Knotts and Hallin Fell Sun 12 Jan 19
« on: 20:28:16, 14/01/20 »
It was day walks again last weekend, the weather stopped wild camping play. This is Sundays walk mind. I didn't take any pics on Saturday for a 6 miler in Gelt Woods, well I hadn't taken my camera. Sunday we drove to Howtown and the twisty road up to the church to do Steel Knotts and Hallin Fell. There was flood water to drive through at Howtown but it wasn't that deep.

Martindale Church from The Coombs


On the way up Steel Knotts using the Steel End route


The paths were saturated and water was running down them. I worried we might get trapped if the flood water got worse on the road.

Steeply up Steel End


You can see the water pouring down the path here. There were a few spits and spots of rain that didn't really amount to much. The wind was pretty cold as we climbed higher.                               

It a good route up Steel End   


Looking across The Coombs to Hallin Fell and Sleet Fell


Howtown and Ullswater


You can see the flooded fields and road in this shot. The level of the lake was pretty close to the road on the way from Pooley Bridge, I wonder after the rain tonight (Tuesday) the road will flood more and be impassable?

The path up the road goes close to a big drop a bit further up from this


On the ridge walk to the summit


It is one of those walks that looks short but seems to be never ending. It took us one hour and 15 minutes to get to the summit.

Pikeawassa pupster  :)


Pikeawassa is the name of Steel Knotts' summit.

The Nab and Rest Dodd getting some shafts of sunlight


View toward Beda Fell and Place Fell


Pikewassa and Ullswater


The wind was cold when it blew but the gusts were intermittent and we had quite a pleasant walk.

On the way down the Birkie Knott path


Hallin Fell from the steep part of the path


Lanty Tarn can be seen in this shot. The path drops steeply down a grassy (muddy this time) path and was hard work.   

Looking back at the last bit of descent from Birkie Knott 


Shafts of sunlight in Boredale


We stopped for some lunch above the church then I cheated and put my pack in the car for the ascent of Hallin Fell.   

The view looking back as we climbed   


Water was streaming down this fell too.

Place Fell 


We walked quickly, I was still concerned we might get trapped by flood water. The water that was running down the fells added to my concern. There were a lot of cars parked near the church we might not get a bed in the hotel! 

On Hallin Fell summit


This is Squeaky's 99th Wainwright. We will have to make sure her 100th is a special one.

Looking along Ullswater toward Helvellyn


More shafts of sunlight in Boredale


Looking along Ullswater to Pooley Bridge


We started our descent using the path that heads north east before circling the fell to rejoin the path leading to the car park.

Blue sky above Hallin Fell   


It was a shortish walk but I was itching to get back safely along the road to Pooley Bridge. Our walk was Martindale New Church - The Coombs - Steel End - Steel Knotts - Birkie Knott - The Coombs - Martindale New Church - Hallin Fell - church. 4.25 miles with 520m of ascent. We managed to get back without having to turn the car into a boat  O0 
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Re: TR Steel Knotts and Hallin Fell Sun 12 Jan 19
« Reply #1 on: 21:20:12, 14/01/20 »
Nice pics Ape O0
I love the view from hallin fell,
Was a good day out, a bit chilly at lunchtime though in that wind,
Fancy ac wc this weekend  :D
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Re: TR Steel Knotts and Hallin Fell Sun 12 Jan 19
« Reply #2 on: 21:56:59, 14/01/20 »
Lovely pics April. O0
Looks quite bright but I can imagine how cold it was :(
I once had to park up on that road before I got to Howtown as I came to a flooded bit that I wasn't brave enough to try ;)
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Re: TR Steel Knotts and Hallin Fell Sun 12 Jan 19
« Reply #3 on: 10:35:27, 15/01/20 »
Some lovely shots there, April. Particularly like the Boredale one.
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Re: TR Steel Knotts and Hallin Fell Sun 12 Jan 19
« Reply #4 on: 11:24:15, 15/01/20 »
Lovely photos particularly the final Boredale one  O0

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Re: TR Steel Knotts and Hallin Fell Sun 12 Jan 19
« Reply #5 on: 11:49:35, 15/01/20 »
Great pictures once again, a lovely round. O0
I was just looking at this area the other day on the map, we'll probably get the steamer to Howtown as an access point.

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Re: TR Steel Knotts and Hallin Fell Sun 12 Jan 19
« Reply #6 on: 12:26:29, 15/01/20 »
Thanks all, the last Boredale shot is my fave too  :)
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Re: TR Steel Knotts and Hallin Fell Sun 12 Jan 19
« Reply #7 on: 19:32:43, 15/01/20 »
What a lovely set of pics  :)   Give me cold and bright any day over mizzle and murk  O0


Can't wait to see what Squeaky's 100th Wainwright will be.
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Re: TR Steel Knotts and Hallin Fell Sun 12 Jan 19
« Reply #8 on: 11:54:30, 16/01/20 »
Like the sunbeams shots  O0
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Re: TR Steel Knotts and Hallin Fell Sun 12 Jan 19
« Reply #9 on: 12:45:28, 16/01/20 »
Lovely pics - never done that route up Steel Knotts - looks steep!

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Re: TR Steel Knotts and Hallin Fell Sun 12 Jan 19
« Reply #10 on: 18:05:47, 16/01/20 »
Lovely photos April     :)   

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Re: TR Steel Knotts and Hallin Fell Sun 12 Jan 19
« Reply #11 on: 18:39:06, 16/01/20 »
Can't wait to see what Squeaky's 100th Wainwright will be.

It should be somewhere on Saturday  :)

Thanks pleb, pdstsp and Dovegirl  :)
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Re: TR Steel Knotts and Hallin Fell Sun 12 Jan 19
« Reply #12 on: 21:53:49, 21/01/20 »
Super photos & report April O0
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Re: TR Steel Knotts and Hallin Fell Sun 12 Jan 19
« Reply #13 on: 18:36:35, 22/01/20 »
Thanks sunnydale  :)
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Re: TR Steel Knotts and Hallin Fell Sun 12 Jan 19
« Reply #14 on: 06:20:13, 23/01/20 »
Your pics/reports do make me wish it was easier for me to get to the Lakes! I know I live in a lovely varied part of the country....but Id love to do more in the Lakes O0
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