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Great Mell Fell

Great Mell Fell


Postby Derek T » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:53 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Great Mell Fell

Date walked: 28/01/2012

Time taken: 1.5

Distance: 6 km

Ascent: 287m

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I have just had a great day in the Eastern Fells knocking off the smaller outlying hills, which I completed in three separate walks.

This is what was outside the window of my B&B when I opened the curtains at 7am...

01-Blencathra.JPG


I headed off at around 9am to climb Gobarrow Fell, Little Mell Fell and Great Mell Fell. I had no idea what to expect and thought I would be in for quite a dull day as these hills don't get a great press, but the views were simply spectacular!

02-Gowbarrow_Fell_Summit.JPG


03-Inversion_from_Little_Mell_Fell.JPG


04-Inversion_from_Little_Mell_Fell.JPG


05-Inversion_from_Little_Mell_Fell.JPG


06-Sun_Over_Helvellyn.JPG


07-Little_Mell_Fell_Summit.JPG


08-Great_Mell_Fell_Summit.JPG


I hope the rain stays away tomorrow!!
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Re: Great Mell Fell

Postby yellowbelly » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:35 pm

Fantastic photos Derek. I think the smaller fells can be more enjoyable than the biggies when the weather is like this.

We had a great day on the Mell Fells about 10 years ago after a big dump of snow. Jumping into huge snowdrifts is the best thing ever! :D
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Re: Great Mell Fell

Postby Derek T » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:56 pm

I'm glad I done these in the snow as it definitely added something to the experience. Much better than a rainy day in summer or a warm sunny day when you can get up the biggies 8)
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Re: Great Mell Fell

Postby Allan 601 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:00 pm

That's really whetted my appetite for tomorrow for my first day out this year which will be on the Riggindale Horseshoe.

Thanks for posting the photos.

Cheers, Al.
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Re: Great Mell Fell

Postby simon-b » Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:16 pm

Certainly was a great day in the lakes yesterday, Derek.Those smaller hills do often give excellent views, particularly in such conditions.

That shot of Blencathra suggests a new "Where's the Pic" theme: "From which b and b?"
Wasn't Netherdene at Troutbeck, was it?
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Re: Great Mell Fell

Postby Derek T » Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:33 pm

simon-b wrote:That shot of Blencathra suggests a new "Where's the Pic" theme: "From which b and b?"
Wasn't Netherdene at Troutbeck, was it?
Well done! You are WH first Which B&B Champion! :lol:
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Re: Great Mell Fell

Postby L-Hiking » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:50 pm

Great shot of Blencathra :D

simon-b wrote:That shot of Blencathra suggests a new "Where's the Pic" theme: "From which b and b?"
Wasn't Netherdene at Troutbeck, was it?


Simon very impressive :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: Great Mell Fell

Postby simon-b » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:31 am

All the other rooms there have views of Great Mell Fell!
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Re: Great Mell Fell

Postby Derek T » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:44 am

simon-b wrote:All the other rooms there have views of Great Mell Fell!
Next time you visit, ask for Room 3 :wink:
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Re: Great Mell Fell

Postby ChrisW » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:35 am

Great stuff Derek a little inversion too I see, fantastic photos of what looks to be fantastic conditions, its always going to be good when you open your curtains to that beautiful sight :D
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Re: Great Mell Fell

Postby simon-b » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:03 am

Derek T. wrote:
simon-b wrote:All the other rooms there have views of Great Mell Fell!
Next time you visit, ask for Room 3 :wink:


I stayed in that room on my first visit :)
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