Steel Knotts & Beda Fell - Friday 10 May 2013
St Peter's Church - Steel Knotts (Pikeawassa) - St Peter's Church - Winter Crag - Beda Fell - Winter Crag - St Peter's Church
St Peter's Church, Howtown (Free) - Grid Ref NY436192
Good paths throughout
Overcast yet mild although windy on the summits
OL5 - The English Lakes (North Eastern Area)
Dull and overcast in the Far Eastern Fells today but undeterred we bundled up 2 walks into one and ascended firstly Steel Knotts and then Beda Fell. There are several parking places to be had at the Church and this is an ideal place to start these walks and also the Hallin Fell walk.
The ascent of Steel Knotts is on a good path and is gradual in its gradient as you cut across the fell before switching back to gain the summit where there are great views over Ullswater and the surrounding fells. We then made our way back down the way we came and headed over Howegrain Beck to ascend Winter Crag and join the ridge to Beda Fell. Even with todays dull weather this is a fine ridge walk and from Beda Head continues to Angletarn Pikes should you wish to walk a bit further.
Overall a nice walk over two of the lesser known fells but good exercise all the same.
See you shortly - Beda Fell
Winter Crag Farm
Ullswater and Bonscale Pike
Beda Fell and Place Fell
The valley of Ramps Gill is to the left, The Nab in the centre and Bannerdale right
Dave & Fudge on Pikeawassa, the Summit of Steel Knotts
Looking back to Winter Crag & Hallin Fell from Beda Fell
Can we go now? - Fudge on the Summit of Beda Fell
The Nab from Beda Fell
The lovely bridge over Howegrain Beck in Martindale
Fudge doing what he does best - having fun
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