Sunday, 11th June 2017

Walk: Dubhow, Boredale Hause, Beda Fell, Martindale, Ullswater lakeside path, Crookabeck
Start Point: Hartsop car park Grid Reference: NY 409 130
Distance: 13 miles Ascent: 3,080 feet
Time: 6.5 hours
Weather: Intermittent rain, gale force winds on the tops

Nine members and 1 visitor joined the leader for this walk, a commendable number considering the weather forecast. As we made our way across Beda Fell the increasing strength of the wind gave cause for concern as the planned walk would take in the higher ridge from Wether Hill to Rampsgill Head. Dropping down into the valley we took advantage of shelter in The Old Church of St Martin. It was decided to keep to a low level and make our return via the path alongside Ullswater and on through Crookabeck. We enjoyed a spell of dry weather until we reached the cars, when the expected heavy rain suddenly made its presence felt. Footwear was changed and gear stowed in the cars in double quick time!! The walk was enjoyed by all despite being a different route to that planned.

The 'half a bridge' took us across Angletarn Beck . . .

but waterproofs were needed as we climbed to Boredale Hause . . .

taking in the view to Ullswater on the way

Hallin Fell and Ullswater from Beda Fell . . .

where we find shelter from the wind for our morning break

The Old Church of St Martin, probably erected around the end of the 16th century, . . .

provided the ideal spot . . .

to seek shelter while we considered our options

Crossing Howegrain Beck

The lamb seeks shelter behind the tree trunk

Ullswater . . .

and another sheltered spot to eat lunch

A drier spell at Silver Point

Rather rough to be out on a paddle board . . .

as another person found out

Lots of white horses on Ullswater

The Artists' Seat on the Ullswater Heritage Trail

celebrates 3 artists, JMW Turner, John Glover and Ann Macbeth who,
amongst others, were inspired by the surrounding landscape

Both ferries are docked at Glenridding as there is no sailing today!

Bright colour on a dull day

The waterfall on Angletarn Beck above the 'half bridge' crossed earlier

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