GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hallin Fell Walk

2 miles (3.5 km)

A splendid walk from Howtown climbing to Hallin Fell on the southern side of Ullswater. From the fell summit there are fabulous views of the lake and surrounding fells of the Martindale Valley.
Start the walk from Howtown pier where the ferry boats dock on the southern side of the lake. Head west along the lakeshore towards Waternook before turning south west. You can then follow paths north to the 388m (1,273ft) summit of Hallin Fell. Here you will find a grassy top with a number of small knolls, some outcropping rock and an obelisk. It's a splendid spot with tremendous views over Martindale Common, High Street, Helvellyn,Blencathra andUllswater.
After taking in the views the route then descends on other paths before returning to the pier. If you would like to turn it into a longer circular walk then you could head towards Sandwick Bay and head through Hallinhag Wood, before returning along the lakeshore.
To extend your walking in the area try the Howtown to Glenridding Walk which is considered the finest lakeside walk in the Lake District. This follows a section of the Ullswater Way long distance trail. You could also follow the trail north to visit Pooley Bridge.

Hallin Fell OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hallin Fell Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Post walk refreshments are available at the excellent Howtown Hotel. There are some delightful tea rooms situated adjacent to the Hotel, offering a separate facility for walkers and visitors to enjoy a range of delicious home-made scones, cakes, light lunches and coffees throughout the day. There's also a pretty garden area to sit out in on warmer days. You can find the hotel next to the pier with a postcode of CA10 2ND for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The climb to Bonscale Pike and Arthur's Pike also starts at Howtown. They are both fine Ullswater viewpoints with the photogenic Bonscale Tower a highlight on the walk. Both fells are located just east of Hallin Fell.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Obelisk, Hallin Fell - - 651326

Obelisk, Hallin Fell

The obelisk on the summit of Hallin Fell - - 1526705

Hallin Fell summit view

Martindale From Hallin Fell - - 94304

Martindale From Hallin Fell

Lakeland Fells from Hallin Rig - - 642427

Lakeland Fells from Hallin Rig

Boredale From Hallin Fell - - 94305

Boredale From Hallin Fell

Howtown Beach - - 218819

Howtown Beach

Howtown Pier - - 491253

Howtown Pier

Martindale, UK - panoramio (6)

Martindale, UK


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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