Beda Fell and Boredale

Beda Fell and Boredale

Height: 1670 feet above sea level.

Volume: Book 2 (The Far Eastern Fells)

Beda Fell from Hallin Fell

Beda Fell from Hallin Fell. Picture taken on walk 32, Feb 2011.

Date climbed: 5th May 2012 (walk 55)

Bagged as number:  168 of 214. [ << Ard Crags (167)  (169) Angletarn Pikes >> ]

Route of ascent and descent:  Pioneered a completely original route from Patterdale, unexplored in the pages of Wainwright: up to Boredale Hause then keeping below the ridge path on the Boredale side. It is practical (and about 2.8 miles from Patterdale to the summit), but not worth doing if you are addicted to paths. Left on the ridge back to Angletarn Pikes.

Beda Fell summit

Beda Fell summit, also known as Beda Head.

What Mr Wainwright says (from page 1 of his chapter): “Beda Fell is the long north-east ridge of Angletarn Pikes, narrowing as it descends; but midway it asserts itself, broadens considerably, and rises to a definite summit, Beda Head, which is the geographical centre of the quiet, enchanting, exquisitely beautiful area known affectionately as ‘Martind’l’.”

What I say:  I approached and left Beda Fell ‘from the back’ which meant I did not see its crags, including Winter Crag which Wainwright clearly thinks to be the best feature of the fell. Not much to report, really.

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One Response to “Beda Fell”

  1. […] bad yesterday (Saturday) as I bagged five more fells around the Martindale/Patterdale hinterland: Beda Fell, Angletarn Pikes, Rest Dodd, The Nab and Brock Crags, which collectively made up walk 55. Angle […]

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