A midweek day off is a strategy I like to employ. It breaks the week up easily and by Wednesday I've recovered sufficiently from weekend exploits to have a decent day out. The forecast for today wasn't great so I planned a lowish level trail run around the Ullswater area. My original plan was to go over Boredale Hause and into Boredale but the skies cleared a bit and I was having fun so I decided to head for Place Fell. I cut off the path and climbed steeply up to Round How (which I'll admit, I thought was the summit) from Round How summit, I saw the distinct trig point on the summit of Place Fell across the way a little. I headed over, the path was covered in a lot of snow so I had to find an alternative. The snow was very deep in parts, particularly coming off Place Fell over to Low Moss. I took a left at Low Moss, skirting in front of High Dodd on a nice track along the side of Scalehow Beck. This joined up with the shoreline path along Ullswater which I followed back to Side Farm and on, cutting across to Deepdale Bridge before taking the little detour up through and back down through the woods to the car park.
|looking back from the steep climb up to Round How. Beda Fell directly across and the same Hartsop Fells and others visible on the right. High Street ridge will be at the back. Clearing up a bit eh?|
|Place Fell summit (the one on the right) from Round How|
|Place Fell summit, looking over towards High Street at the back. It looks like The Nab in the middle|
|this got a bit tiring after a while|
|back on the shoreline track. A good run|
|from my little woodland wander looking back to Place Fell|