25th April 2006

Taking every opportunity and having a walk up Great Mell Fell.


Walk Overview
Time 13.30 to 14.30
Duration 1 hr
Distance 2 mile
Ascent 880 ft
Walking with On my own
Brownrigg Farm - Great Mell Fell - Brownrigg Farm
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside, Brownrigg Farm

Generally used as the starting point for an ascent of Great Mell Fell, this is merely the end of a farm lonning which is wide enough the accommodate three or four cars. This is somewhere I've never failed to get parked.


Route Map

Little Mell Fell behind one of the many trees on Great Mell Fell which have been shaped over the years by the wind.
I'm never one to miss an opportunity to get onto the fells, even if it's just for a short walk like this one. This afternoon I was travelling across to the North East for two days with work, so I thought I'd put my walking gear in the car, take a de-tour and have a walk out for an hour.

The view across to the North Pennines.

Some people would describe this as a bit of a boring fell, stuck out on its own and quite difficult to fit into a longer walk, but if its a short walk you're after then this is a great option. You get some fantastic views and a lovely section of woodland to walk through.

Looking ahead through the trees.

Ahead again from the other side of the woods.

Great Mell Fell summit and as I said you get some fantastic views.
Blencathra, Bannerdale Crags, Bowscale, Carrock Fell and Souther Fell.

Zooming in on Troutbeck and the A66.

A close up shot of Blencathra, taken from the summit.

A final photo from the summit, this time with the Pennines in the distance.

And now for the return journey back along the same route.
The fells in the distance are the Loadpot Hill / High Raise ridge.

Great Dodd, Calfhow Pike and Clough Head.

Little Mell Fell seen as I was walking in the sunshine along the bottom section of the fell.

Almost down to the track which leads back to the road. Turn left after climbing over the stile (next to the gate).
Now for a quick change of clothes before I continue the journey to Stockton.

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Lake District Walks