Place Fell Hike

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Where: Place Fell hike from Patterdale in the Lake District of England
When: June 2014
Weather: Sunny
Height: 2,155ft

The Place Fell hike has some of the best views in the Lake District of England. After hiking to the top, you have great views down over Patterdale, Glenridding and Ullswater Lake.

The hike starts from Patterdale, that is situated about 14 miles southwest of Penrith at the M6 motorway, so is also one of the easiest mountains to get to.

The image below is of Place Fell from the Glenridding Launch. This is one of the best spots to view the mountain. The main trail starts from the very small village of Patterdale, about one mile further down the road.
Penrith to Patterdale Road Map

Large Image . Glenridding Page

Place Fell image

The image below is of the Patterdale Hotel, with the hotels large car park across the road, left in the image below. The car park is a pay and display park.

From this car park, walk about 300 yards south following the main road. There is a roadside path all the way.

Patterdale Hotel image

The image below is of the White Lion Inn, situated about 100 yards south of the Patterdale Hotel. There is another pay and display car park at this inn.

White Lion Inn Patterdale image

The image below is looking back at the White Lion Inn and the Patterdale Village store across the road. Patterdale is mainly the hotel, the inn, the store, and a few houses.

Patterdale Store image

The image below is form just over 100 yards past the White Lion Inn and Patterdale Store. The road there leads over a bridge and into the area named Rooking. Follow the road round to the left, behind the house over there, and you can pick up the main trail from there.

The main trail leads up from behind that house, heading right in the image below, up onto the south ridge, then back north to the top.

Place Fell Bridge image

This is another one of the hikes top of my list for my next visit to the lake district.

Make sure and take an Ordnance Survey Map and Compass on these hikes, and know how to use them, as in cloud, these mountains can be deadly. In Winter, make sure you have Crampons and an Ice Axe, and know how to use them.

Photo Tour to the top of Place Fell.