Hallin Fell

Length 4 Kilometres | Highest point 368 metres

Hallin Fell 388m, 1271ft, GR 433198

Though relatively small, this superbly positioned mountain has fine views over Ullswater and into secluded Martindale. With the road passing over the adjacent Martindale Hause giving ease of access, it is a popular and well-climbed mountain. Our route starts from this col (GR 435192), initially walking around the base and ascending the fell from the lakeside.

Hallin Fell from Bonscale Pike
Hallin Fell from Bonscale Pike

Take a path which slopes down the side of Hallin Fell towards Ullswater. Gain a popular path traversing around the base of the mountain. The lake steamer can often be seen at the pier in Howtown Bay. The path gives access to the lake shore. Hallinhag Wood on the NW side of the fell is enclosed by a wall barring access to sheep: its natural lushness shows what the Lakes were like before the introduction of sheep. Just before a gate at the west end of the wood, a path strikes up leftwards. Where the path levels out, take a direct line up the fellside to the summit (3km, 240m, 1hr 20min).

The distinctive cairn dominates the summit but the view in all directions is superb. A descent can be made in a number of ways all going southwards back to the col (4km).