Saturday, 1 July 2000

Hallin Fell

Hallin Fell from the slopes of Sleet Fell
Height: 388m (1,273ft)
Prominence: 163m (535ft)
Region: Far Eastern Fells
Classifications: Wainwright, Marilyn, Birkett
Summit feature: Tall column
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report:
The large summit pillar on a suitably grey day
What Wainwright said:

Hallin Fell, beautifully situated overlooking a curve of Ullswater and commanding unrivalled views of the secluded hinterland of Martindale, may be regarded as the motorists' fell, for the sandals and slippers of the numerous car owners who park on the crest of the road above the Howton zig-zags have smothered a wide track to its summit that is seldom violated by hobnail boots".

Hallin Fell is a hill in the English Lake District surrounded on three sides by Ullswater. The fell is a continuation of the ridge leading down from Steel Knotts, but the depression at The Coombs is so profound that Hallin Fell appears totally independent in almost any view.

The top is grassy with a number of small knolls and some outcropping rock. The highest point has an imposing square sectioned columnar cairn.

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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