On a late May morning I was up early and off to the Lakes. My task was Place Fell, for no other reason than it stuck out a bit on the Wainwright map of fells I've completed as one mountain in a cluster that I hadn't been up.
I Parked at Hartsop and retraced the steps I had followed when descending from AngleTarn Pikes a few weeks ago. The path to begin with is flat and nice underfoot.
You follow this for a good mile or so before it splits and you take the right hand fork to start climbing Patterdale Common.
This path is another mile or so before you reach Bordale Hause. At that point there are a number of paths but aim slightly left and soon the path up Place Fell reveals itself!
The path sweeps round the front of the hump you can see in the picture before heading towards Round How. Now you can skirt round the front of that or have a little scramble. Scramble it was for me!
At the top of this gully you can see the top of Place Fell with it's OS marker.
And there you have it. A 2 hour walk up Place Fell and you are greeted with a wonderful top!
And here's me with it....
The views from the top are wonderful. you can see over Ullswater to Glennridding and on a day like today the mountains all around looked just wonderful.