Place Fell, Ullswater

  • Outstanding views of Ullswater
  • Rugged and interesting slopes
  • Easy access from Patterdale

2154′. Place Fell occupies a dominant situation at the head of Ullswater with sensational views in all directions. From here the entire Helvellyn range stands out in perfect profile whilst the views both up the full length of Ullswater and over Hartsop to Kirkstone Pass are magnificent, particularly in dappled sunlight or in the late evening.

Even without the views Place Fell has substantial virtues. The summit area is a great area to explore, the rocky outcrops and grassy knolls typifying what is so unique about the geography of the Lake District fells. Throw in what Wainwright describes as the “most beautiful and rewarding walk” in Lakeland which passes alongside the Ullswater shoreline and the easy access from Patterdale and it is difficult to argue that the climb of Place Fell is one of the best 1/2 days to be had. If only it had a more inspiring name! I named it as one of my favourite top 10 fells in Britain in a recent blog.

Recommend: Keep your eyes well peeled on Place Fell. On my recent visit I was nearly decapitated by a flying deer, part of the herd based in and around the hills of Martindale

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. The English Lakes North East. Buy Map
Start Point: NY 396159. Patterdale. Cross the valley and turn right for Boredale Hause. Leave the lakeside track for the return
Height to Climb: 547ms (1,794 feet)
Terrain: There are a number of options lower down leading to the lakeside path. All are a pleasure with great views, it just depends how long you want to walk
Eating & Drinking: The Place Fell Inn in the Patterdale Hotel is friendly enough to enjoy a pint or something softer.
Similar Walks Nearby: St Sunday Crag
Angletarn Pikes from Patterdale
Gowbarrow from Aira Force
Places to Stay: Elm How, cottage for 8, Patterdale