|St Peter's Church,
Martindale, where we started the walk. Much sunnier weather than
time we were here.
slightly towards Howtown, before climbing up the fell behind the
village on the right. Ullswater looking very blue in the sun.
can see the steamer just leaving Howtown on its way down to Glenridding
our way up the flank of Bonscale Pike, the southern end of Ullswater
comes into view for a little while, behind Hallin Fell. You can
see how small Howtown is.
is little Fusedale, the valley between Steel Knotts on the right and
High Street on the left. Martindale is on the other side of Steel
is the top of Arthur's Pike, the northern-most fell-top on High
Street. We have already passed the top of Bonscale Pike without
realising it, hence no picture.
is the top of Bonscale (see the two stone monuments near the top), as
seen from Arthur's Pike. We approached it from the higher ground
on the left. The two fells are both far more impressive from the
lakeside; up here, they just become part of rolling grass meadows,
ideal for Roman soldiers to march along. but not too dramatic to look
Arthur's Pike you climb gradually up to Loadpot Hill, of which this is
the summit. An impressive stone monument in the midst of acres of
grass, so it must have taken some effort to make.
|Grass as far
as the eye can see...
building near the top of Loadpot Hill. And more grass...
Wether Hill is the next target in the distance.
|The top of
Wether Hill. I think the far distant fells include Fairfield, on
the left, and St Sunday Crag next to it. Nearby are Beda Fell and Place
from Wether Hill towards Steel Knotts. Our path drops over the
grass ridge by the stone wall on the left.
|Which is where
we are now, looking down into Martindale.
|The view up
Martindale towards The Nab, with High Street on the left and Beda Fell
on the right.
Church in Martindale, not far from St Peter's Church which replaced it
and where we started today.