A Guide to Hallin Fell


Distance: 1 mile (1.7 km)
Height: 388 m (the car park is 232 m. The total climbing height is 156 m)
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Time: 1 hour
Map: Ordnance Survey Explorer OL5 The English Lakes NE Area
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The route up Hallin Fell is easy to follow but it gets the heart pumping. It’s a short walk but has quite a steep gradient, especially at the start. It takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete the looped route if you’re taking it steady, admiring the views of Ullswater and taking photos next to the tallest trig you’ve ever seen.

Hallin Fell Trig

Parking and Travelling

It’s a 15-minute drive to Hallin Fell from Pooley Bridge. The road is narrow with a lot of twists and turns. There are car parking spaces at the start of the Hallin Fell route, just outside St Peter’s Church.

Parking at Hallin Fell near St Peters Church


Hallin Fell Route Lake District

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The circular walk starts to the left of the car park. The path is wide and easy to find. It is a constant incline which can be difficult for those not used to hiking, but it is over quickly. The climbing height from the car park to the summit of Hellin Fell is 156 metres.

Start of Hallin Fell route

Keep left where the path splits in two.

Route up Hallin Fell left turn
Wide path up Hallin Fell

Keep left at the next section too.

Keep left up Hallin Fell

You can see the top quite quickly and the route takes you to the left of the trig.

Near the summit of Hallin Fell
Hallin Fell trig in the distance

Hallin Fell’s trig is huge and the views of Ullswater are amazing.

Hallin Fell Trig height
Hallin Fell Trig
View of Ullswater from Hallin Fell

To complete the loop walk, follow the path to the right of the trig. The path feels like it is leading towards Ullswater.

Path leading down from Hallin Fell
Route down Hallin Fell
Path down Hallin Fell
Keep right down Hallin Fell route

At the four-way section, turn right.

Four way section down Hallin Fell

At the next section, keep left.

Keep left coming down Hallin Fell

Keep following the route down to the main road and car park. There are many variations down Hallin Fell with small difference between each path. The paths link up near the bottom. Keep heading downhill towards the main road and you will find your way back to the road and car park.