This was my children’s first Wainwright!

Hallin Fell is a fantastic route for beginners as it is simple to follow and has good terrain. You are able to park at the car park opposite St Peters Church, Martindale. This sits above the village of Howtown and it should be noted that it is only accessible via a narrow lane leading from the village of Pooley Bridge so please do take care.

The walk itself is approximately 1 mile and the terrain is a level, wide, grassy path with some moderately steep sections. My two year old was able to manage to walk up and down this Fell with very little help, and she isn’t often the most forthcoming to walk, so it really is wonderful for the younger kids too.

Another reason to love this walk is that you are able to appreciate the beauty of the Lake District without worrying that the kids will fall off a cliff edge!!! The wide path makes it a dream for parents with smaller kids! You are able to simply follow the path all the way to the top where the summit is marked by a large cairn!

Once at the top you are able to see Ullswater beneath you and the fells of Martindale behind you. If you were wanting a longer day out you could also combine your walk with a ride on the Ullswater Steamers.

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