Beda Fell from Martindale
Date: 25th November 2018 Distance: 8.38km (5.2 Miles) Parking: Martindale Church
Start Location: Martindale Ascent (m/ft): 375m (1230ft) Weather:


Time Started: 11:40 Highest Point: Beda Head (509m/1670ft) Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 2 Hours 57 Minutes        
Route: Martindale Church - Christy Bridge - Howe Grain - Dale Head - Bedafell Knott - Beda Fell (509m/1670ft) - Low Brock Crags - Howstead Brow - Martindale Church

The first day back in the Lakes and with a few hours of daylight spare I headed out to Martindale to walk to the summit of Beda Fell via a route I have never been along before. The route turned out to be fantastic with some breathtaking views - take a look at the video below!

Christy Bridge at the start of the walk.

Looking up the stream to The Nab and Rampsgill Head.

Hallin Fell and Steel Knotts.

A long view up Rampsgill - a dusting of snow still about.

A view back to Steel Knotts.


The Nab and Rest Dodd.

Zooming in on Rampsgill Head and Rest Dodd.

I cant find any history on this tiny structure. I can only assume something to do with mining...

Now up on the ridge and following it to Beda Head.

Bannerdale from above.

A view to St Sunday Crag and Helvellyn.

Helvellyn and Catstye Cam.

The ridge to Beda Head.

The view back towards Angletarn Pikes.

Place Fell to the north.

The grass tuft is the highest point on the fell but the cairn is just a bit further ahead.

A view past the summit cairn to a part of Ullswater.

Beda Fell summit.

Ullswater and the distant Pennines.

Great and Little Mell Fells.


Beda Fells northern ridge.

A birdseye view down to Martindale's Churchs'.

Martindale Church at the end of the walk.