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Hallin Fell, Pooley Bridge
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Hallin Fell is a hill in the English Lake District surrounded on three sides by Ullswater.TopographyThe fell is a continuation of the ridge leading down from Steel Knotts, but the depression at The Hause is so profound that Hallin Fell appears totally independent in almost any view. This is born out by its status as a Marilyn, despite being diminutive amongst Lakeland fells.Hallin Fell stands like a plug in the outlet of the Martindale valley system. The outflows of Rampsgill, Bannerdale and Boredale are deflected west around the fell, eventually finding the shore of Ullswater at Sandwick. Fusedale and the little valley above Howtown drain around the east of the fell to meet the Lake at Howtown Wyke. The southern boundaries of the fell are therefore easily defined by these watercourses and the Howtown to Sandwick road with its ferocious hairpin climb to The Hause.The fell is circular in plan with smooth slopes to the south and west. Wainwright famously claimed that the southern side could be "ascended comfortably in bare feet". There is rougher ground on the other sides and Hallin Fell's northernmost extremity — Geordie's Crag — projects into the lake, separating Ullswater's middle and lower reaches.SummitThe top is grassy with a number of small knolls and some outcropping rock. The highest point has an imposing square sectioned columnar cairn, and there are many other small cairns at other vantage points. Like many shorter hills in mountainous areas, the views from the summit are excellent, and Hallin Fell commands views across Martindale Common, High Street, Helvellyn, Blencathra and Ullswater.
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  • Great little hill, easy to climb with great views along and over ullswater . Climbed several times with children aged 5-9. Can be a bit exposed if winter conditions , with a couple of false summits bu...  more »
  • We walked around the fell after parking at the chapel. It was hard going in some places as the path became very rocky near the water but this made it more of an adventure for the young ones! When we g...  more »
  • You can find good circular walks in this area, with great views. Nice to be able to get to a high ridge without scrambling up difficult rocks. Loads of deer, we walked hearing the stags for most of th...  more »