Arthur’s Pike / Bonscale Pike / Loadpot Hill / Wether Hill / Steel Knotts / Hallin Fell

Distance (Miles): Ascent (Metres): Time (Hours):
12.15 872 7
Strenuosity: Technicality (x/10): Enjoyability (x/10):
Difficult 5 7


A great winter walk around the Fusedale Horseshoe along the east side of Ullswater. Nothing too tricky here, with a fairly gentle climb to the first summit. There are steeper and more direct routes to Arthur’s Pike, but this one has great views to the north, a seldom viewed area of the Lake District when hill bagging!

After reaching the first summit it’s a fairly easy walk, although long, for the next four tops. Dropping back down to the road for the last fell, Hallin, was a bit of a trial on tired and out of practise legs, but I got there eventually. Although it’s a diminutive fell, the views from the summit are lovely and it’s well worth the extra climb even if you’re not a hill bagger.

All in all a very nice walk with some fantastic views of the eastern fells, particularly the Helvellyn range 🙂