Place Fell

Place Fell Summit Trig Point
Place Fell Summit Trig Point

Walks By Keyword / Analysis: Cumbria, Lake District, Place Fell, Triangulation Point

A Few Facts About Place Fell

Location -
Place Fell is a hill in the Far Eastern Fells of the Lake District. It stands at the corner of the upper and middle reaches of Ullswater with steep western flanks overlooking the villages of Glenridding and Patterdale. The fell is bounded on the north and west by Ullswater. For the most part these flanks fall steeply to the shore with several areas of woodland on the lower slopes. The exception is Silver Point the promontory separating the upper and middle reaches of the lake. This is formed by Silver Crag (890 feet) an outlier standing apart from the mass of the fell. The lakeshore path from Sandwick in the north to Patterdale in the south was described by Wainwright as the most beautiful and rewarding walk in Lakeland. South of the lake Place Fell's steep slopes continue above Patterdale village to Boredale Hause above the valley of Goldrill Beck.

Ascents -
Place Fell can be climbed from Patterdale either via Boredale Hause or more directly by aiming up the face between Bleaberry Knott and The Knight. Ascents can also be made from Sandwick up either of the north eastern ridges or from Boredale via the Hause. The altitude gain from the shores of Ullswater to the peak of Place Fell is 512 metres but trails have shallow gradients and no hands-on scrambling is required.

Summit -
The summit of the fell has an OS triangulation column and cairn placed about ten yards apart on two competing high-points. The cairn sits above Ullswater and provides superb views up the facing valleys from Glencoyne round to Kirkstone the rough eastern faces of the Helvellyn range being particularly striking. The top of Place Fell is a wide plateau with the summit at the south western corner. From here the rocky ridge of Hart Crag runs for a short distance north east across the plateau decorated with a number of small tarns. Continuing in this direction, the ground gradually narrows as it descends to Low Moss beyond which are the subsidiary tops of High Dodd (1,645 feet) and Sleet Fell (1,240 feet).
Links To Walks

Hill / Mountain Class(s)
Birkett, Bridge, Buxton & Lewis, English Nuttall, Far Eastern Fell, Fellranger, Hewitt, HuMP, Marilyn, Nuttall, Sim, Synge, Trail 100, Tump, Wainwright

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