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Melbreak and her neighbour
by L-Hiking » Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:27 pm
Date walked: 01/07/2013
Time taken: 4.5
Distance: 12 km
Ascent: 950mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Anyway the trip organisation is left with me including the planning and the organising of the walks we will do each day, so I took advantage of the opportunity to chalk off a few more of the most inaccessible fells for me which are the Western Fells of the Lake District and for today decided on Melbreak and Hen Comb doing a circular over from the Kirkstile Inn over Melbreak and then up the slopes of Hen Comb and back to the start.
The weather forecast for the week was poor and the best day was going to be Monday, so we left York at 0800 and after a nice breakfast at the Little Chef on the A66 we were on our way from the pub car park at 1115.
The path is straight forward and the route up Melbreak provides increasingly good views across Crumock Water.
The route over Melbreaks summit is a pleasure with views of Lakeland mountains all around a stop for a cup of coffee and a Mars bar is well recommended here.
Here are a few photos I took along the way
by simon-b » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:26 pm
by SusieThePensioner » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:44 pm
A bonus for being in charge, GeoffL-Hiking wrote:Anyway the trip organisation is left with me including the planning and the organising of the walks we will do each day, so I took advantage of the opportunity to chalk off a few more of the most inaccessible fells for me which are the Western Fells
Looks as though you had a good day and some great views
by L-Hiking » Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:28 pm
simon-b wrote:A good day out, LH. Did you go up Mellbreak's north face? It is a straight forward path, but steep and rough. Did you visit both the north and south tops of Mellbreak? The ridge descending from Hen Comb to Loweswater gives a pleasant walk, although I've only ever done that uphill.
Hi Simon....Yes went up the North face as you say, not to difficult with some mild scrambling although the path does get close to some drops. We then walked to the South top and into the valley before climbing Hen Comb...Currently in Scotland and looking forward to Breariach tomorrow
SusieThePensioner wrote:A bonus for being in charge, Geoff
Cheers Susie its working for me
by johnkaysleftleg » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:31 am
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