St Martins Church Martindale & The Ancient Yew Tree
Hidden away at the east end of Ullswater is a quiet valley called Martindale, a lovely serene place with lush green fields. St Martins church was first recorded in 1220, though the church you see today was built in the 1600s. The yew tree is believed to be around 1,300 years old spanning out covering many grave stones in the church yard. A great little place to visit if you are in the Pooley Bridge area. On your way here there is another larger church you will pass on a hill, this is St Peters Church.
This valley is known for its wild red deer population so keep an eye out for the mighty stags roaming the fells.
Head to Pooley Bridge at the north of Ullswater lake and drive through the village, turn right as you come out the other side, and the road starts to head down the east side of the lake, then up a steep road, take a left just after St Peters church on the hill. Church Grid Ref:NY 43432 18408