Hallin Fell

Photo at 2CRG

The steep climb from Martindale up the side of Hallin Fell has me huffing and puffing like a badly maintained traction engine in need of oil and a bit of engineering t.l.c. Uphill physical exertion (with ne’er a coffee-shop in sight) has never quite been something that’s come naturally to me! But I joined my fell-walking wife for the aforesaid ascent this afternoon – and the cry of a lone hunting bird and the otherwise deep, deep silence as we gazed over the deep, deep Ullswater below us told me clear that I ought to shift myself up these tracks at least a little more often. And there was coffee and chocolate cake when we came down from the heights.