Place Fell

Of the last occasion when I did this walk (see here), I wrote 'Definitely a route to be savoured once again as soon as appropriate weather ensues!'.  Well, it certainly ensued on this occasion, and in spades!  This time, however, I went round the route in 'reverse' order, i.e., up to Boredale Hause first, then back via the path that slants down the western flank of the fell from near the 'Knight' to the Ullswater shoreline.

From the outset there were great views south towards Brothers Water and north towards the southern end of Ullswater.  Then, from the summit area, unbeatable panoramas began to emerge towards the west of Deepdale, Grisedale, Glenridding and Sheffield Pike.  Because of the route taken, these sights remained in constant and ever-nearer view throughout the remainder of the walk.  And to cap it all, towards the end a couple of helicopters flew closely overhead, their pilots no doubts also relishing the great scenery!

This was the third of my higher-level post-heart surgery Lake District outings, and was just what the doctor ordered - I therefore intend to continue taking this kind of 'medicine' as frequently as possible!

Highest point (Place Fell): 2154 ft./656 m. Distance: 4.1 miles/6.7 km. Ascent: 1848 ft./ 563 m.

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