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Place Fell - October 15th  2008
View across to Glencoyne on the way up Place Fell - cloud and sunshine!
Just below the summit of Place Fell
Great view down towards Glenridding and Ullswater from the top of Place Fell
Route - Patterdale - Ullswater Shore - Sandwick - Place Fell - Boredale Hause - Patterdale

Weather: Overcast with occasional bursts of sunshine and rain
And the views to the south towards Brotherswater aren’t bad either!
Distance:  c.12.5 km (7.8 miles)
Highest Ascent:  657m
Time: c.4 hours
Maps OS Landranger 90, OS Explorer OL5
Summit this way!
Place Fell Summit

A (relatively!) gentle walk with stunning views, weather permitting down to Ullswater, Glenridding, Patterdale and Brotherswater, and to High Street to the east and the Helvellyn range to the west. Set off from Patterdale and follow the path along the side of Ullswater to Sandwick. From there head up to the summit of Place Fell. Fairly gradual slope down although be prepared to meet plenty of people coming the other way as the usual ascent is straight up from Patterdale to Boredale Hause. Great views from the summit even on a bad day like this. Quick ascent back down to Patterdale via Boredale Hause - the path has recently been “restored” on the way down to make it even easier! A good walk on any day - quieter than on Helvellyn and on a good day weather wise rewarding you with stunning views.

Ullswater Holiday Accommodation - Glenridding Holiday Accommodation - Patterdale Holiday Accommodation - Brotherswater Holiday Accommodation

Glencoyne from Place Fell - Photo (C) Rob Shephard Just below the summit of Place Fell - Photo (C) Rob Shephard Place fell Summit - Photo (C) Rob Shephard Glenridding from Place fell Summit - Photo (C) Rob Shephard Towards Brotherswater from Place fell Summit - Photo (C) Rob Shephard MP on the way up Place Fell