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Beda Fell

Beda Fell

Grid Reference: NY 42895 17159
Height: 509 metres/1670 feet

"[Beda Fell] rises to a definite summit, Beda Head, which is the geographical centre of the quiet, enchanting, exquisitely beautiful area know affectionately as "Martind'l"."
A.W Wainwright

Beda Fell is the long ridge descending north from the Angletarn Pikes, the ridge rises to a defined summit at Beda Head. The long undulating ridge is flanked by the valleys of Boardale to the west and Bannerdale to the east, both valleys eventually join the Martindale Valley around the lower slopes of Beda Fell.

The grassy ridge is flanked by steep crags below Beda Head, Allen Crag and Thrang Crag being the most prominent of these.

The subsidiary summit of Winter Crag, a little further down the ridge from Beda Head is a spectacular viewpoint over the valley of Martindale and the rocky summit is a gem.


  1. The Boredale Horseshoe: Private Guiding

    Distance: 13.5km / 8.5 miles
    Ascent: 850m / 2800ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A wonderful route taking in some of the most picturesque ridges and summits above Martindale and Ullswater including the summits of Place Fell, The Angletarn Pikes and Beda Fell

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