Hause Hall is located just below Hallin Fell and a stone’s throw away from Lake Ullswater giving you a great selection of highly rewarding hikes and walks. Please see a description of these walks below as well some pdf map attachments which you can open or download for each. We hope you enjoy these walks as much as we do!
Charlie took Christine here for their first date in Cumbria & it has really special memories for us. The National Trust Aira Force Waterfall is delightful rain or shine and all times of the year. You can even take a stroller up the first section or extend out up and over Gowbarrow Fell for a more challenging hike and fabulous views over Ullswater. We have set out three routes starting at the National Trust carpark at the base of the fells & finishing back there & we recommend going straight to the welcoming tea shop just off the carpark after your hike.
This hike can either start from Hause Hall Farm in Martindale or from the free parking area near the New Church at Martindale at the top of the Hause. This six mile walk runs from Martindale in the Lake District to Sandwick then down to Glendridding and back via the Ullwater Steamer to Howtown – This walk is described in his well known walking guides as one of Alfred Wainwrights favourite walk in the North Lakes. There is not much elevation change & the views are amazing.
This walk begins in the courtyard to Hause Hall. It firstly cuts across the adjoining field to the Martindale Hause beside St Peter’s Church at the foot of Hallin Fell. From there the walk climbs to the summit of the fell for panoramic views of the Ullswater area and beyond. A circuit is made of the fell’s upper reaches before descending back down to the hause. A second smaller circuit then passes around the church to offer views across Howtown, the slopes of Pikewassa/Steel Fell and a visit to Lanty’s Tarn. A visit may also be made to the church.
This walk begins in the courtyard to Hause Hall. It firstly takes the valley road south to visit Martindale Old Church (St Martin’s) before crossing the foothill of Beda Fell into Boredale. It then passes through Sandwick onto the shore path for Ullswater to pass around Hallin Fell to Howtown Pier. The return to Hause Hall is across the lower
fellside slopes to the back of Howtown with an extended walk opportunity north-eastwards to Bonscale and Swarthbeck.
This walk begins in the courtyard to Hause Hall. It firstly drops downhill along fields paths into Boredale. It then climbs up the slopes of Sleet Fell on the west side of the dale then up higher onto Hart Crag and Place Fell Summit. It descends to Boredale Hause and the Patterdale area, before traversing the lowers slopes of Place Fell alongside Ullswater. The walk boasts a series of splendid high level views of the eastern and central Lakeland Fells. Opportunities exist on clear days for ‘aerial’ type views over Patterdale and Glenridding from the summit area of Place Fell.