The Patterdale and Martindale walk in the Lake District

South-east from Patterdale to Angle Tarn, then north across Beda Fell before dropping down to Martindale in the Howe Grain valley. Anti-clockwise around the foot of Hallin Fell. Finally south-west then south along the Ullswater Way back to Patterdale. A 12-mile walk in the Lake District.


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The view north-west towards Glenridding and the southern tip of Ullswater.


The view south towards Deepdale and Brothers Water.


A quick break on the way up to Boredale Hause.


The view west towards Helvellyn.


Angle Tarn.


Enjoying the sunshine on the grassy banks of Angle Tarn.


The path across Beda Fell.


Crossing Beda Fell. The valley below is Boredale.


Crossing Beda Fell. Ullswater is visible behind Hallin Fell.

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The view north from Beda Head towards Hallin Fell and Ullswater.


Climbing down from Beda Head to reach Martindale in the Howe Grain valley.


Lunch in Martindale.


St Martin’s Church, Martindale, often referred to as the ‘Old Church’ to avoid confusion with the nearby St Peter‘s Church which is situated half a mile down the valley.


The path around the bottom of Hallin Fell.


The view north-east over Ullswater towards Pooley Bridge, which is situated on the northern tip of the lake.


Outdoor activities on Ullswater.


An Ullswater Steamer crosses the lake.


Enjoying the views over Ullswater.

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Footpath through woodland beneath Birk Fell. The path is part of the Ullswater Way, a 20-mile walking route around the entire lake.


The view west over Ullswater from the woods below Birk Fell.


Heading south on the Ullswater Way.


The view over Side Farm towards Patterdale.


Side Farm Tea Room.


The track from Side Farm back to Patterdale.


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