A short circular walk above Howtown on the eastern fringes of beautiful Ullswater with views of mountains and valleys, and if managing to park at the high start point of St Peter's Church for so little exertion! The steamers that ply along the length of Ullswater could be used to park elsewhere perhaps making it into a day of exploration.
Walk height profile
note that gradients are usually grossly exaggerated
Start at the parking area opposite St Peter's church and walk back towards Howtown for approximately 150m (165 yards) where the path around the fell branches off the road at a small parking slot. Turn left off the road here, and turn back on yourself left again to follow a small but distinct path rising up the hillside. At the first junction, near the water tank turn hard right, and keep right, onto the wide grassy path heading steeply up hill.
Continue on this approximate line until reaching the small plateau. Bear left as the path splits, cross the plateau and ascend the craggy face leading up to the obelisk. The ground here is steep but does not present any difficulties in ascent.
Continue over the top across the hawse to the far knoll for views down into Boredale and Martindale. Return to the hawse and turn right onto the wide grassy path. Follow this back down, passing to the right of the water tank, to the church and the car park.
If you like this walk then why not try one of our other nearby walks:
|Steel Knotts - Pikeawassa||same start point|
|A Fusedale Round: Steel Knotts, Loadpot Hill, Arthur's Pike, Bonscale Pike||30m (33 yards) away|
|Beda Fell from Martindale||30m (33 yards) away|
|Aira Force and Gowbarrow Fell||3.6km (2.2 miles) away|
|A short walk to Hart Side from Park Brow||4.1km (2.5 miles) away|
|Little Mell Fell||4.5km (2.8 miles) away|
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