4.7 of 5 (3 votes)

Place Fell from Patterdale

A moderate walk (mountain (above 600m)) in national park Lake District in Cumbria, England, about 9.29km (5.77 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:15h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 499m (1637ft)
Loss 502m (1646ft)
Max. Elevation 640m (2099ft)
Elevation (total) 1001m (3283ft)
Start & End
Distance 9.29km
Duration ~4:15
Created by Anonymous Walker on 10 Aug 2013
The smaller fells in the Lake District sometimes get overlooked in the dash to the highest peaks. This walk may look modest, but has all the ingredients: a scrambly ascent up Place Fell, a lakeside walk along Ullswater and a good pub in Patterdale at the end. Patterdale has good bus connections from Penrith.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map


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Take the bus to Patterdale. Cross Goldrill Beck and turn right along the road.
Boredale Hause About 0.85 km (~0.53 miles) from
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From Rooking, the village on the opposite side of the beck, take the path to Boredale Hause.
Round How About 0.74 km (~0.46 miles) from
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A steep climb leads up the southern slopes of Place Fell, over Round How.
Place Fell About 0.56 km (~0.35 miles) from
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A modest height by Lake District standards – just 651m – but unrivalled views over Ullswater.
Mortar Crag About 1.05 km (~0.65 miles) from
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The descent weaves between Black Crag and Mortar Crag.
High Dodd About 0.54 km (~0.34 miles) from
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It would be rude to walk this close to High Dodd and not go to the top.
Scalehow Beck About 0.71 km (~0.44 miles) from
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Drop down the the beck running northwards from the fell.
Kilbert How About 0.79 km (~0.49 miles) from
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Skirt past the woodland to pick up the bridleway running alongside Ullswater.
Silver Point About 1.52 km (~0.94 miles) from
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Walking alongside Ullswater is a treat; take your time, perhaps with a wee sit down at Silver Point.
Campsite About 1.57 km (~0.98 miles) from
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Continue past the campsite back towards Rooking.
Patterdale About 0.96 km (~0.6 miles) from
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Back into Patterdale for the bus home, and perhaps a pint in the White Lion beforehand.

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