Sunday, 16th January 2013
Place Fell, Sleet Fell,
||Patterdale Hotel car park
||SD 395 159
||A bright, cold start
gradually deteriorating with snow in the afternoon.
||Nine members joined the leader on this,
the first strenuous walk of 2013. After the Christmas lay-off the
ascent of Place Fell was testing for some (including the leader).
However, the weather stayed clear and we were rewarded with some
good views. As we made our way down over Sleet Fell to Sandwick the
weather began to turn and we had a few flurries of snow. Leaving
Sandwick we followed a number of field paths before our second
ascent of the day to Hallin Fell. With the weather conditions
deteriorating we did not linger long at the summit and made our way
back to Patterdale along the lakeside path.
Scroll down to see photos of the walk
We climb up from Patterdale to Boredale Hause
Looking back to Brothers Water the low cloud starts to move in as we approach
Place Fell summit
A quick look round and we see deer on Patterdale Common
The summit of Place Fell . . .
where we take a group shot
As we cross Hart Crag the cold weather is clear to see
We headed off to Hallin Fell in the distance . . .
and eventually reached the summit
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