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GREAT MELL FELL AND A RAILWAY WALK

GREAT MELL FELL AND A RAILWAY WALK


Postby susanmyatt » Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:59 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Great Mell Fell

Date walked: 22/06/2010

Time taken: 1

Distance: 3 km

Ascent: 276m

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The day after doing the Causey Pike round we were having a day off but after dinner we decided to climb the Xmas pudding as my husband calls it, Great Mell Fell. We parked up just past Brownrigg Farm taking care not to obstruct the gateway and set off minus our packs. It is a nice climb from this side with views to Little Mell Fell
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Little Mell Fell
After the wooded area it opens up to a clear grassy summit with 360 degree views.
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Summit at 537m
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What a view
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To the Dodds and Clough Head
Despite achy legs it was 51 minutes up and 28 minutes down, a cold can of pop in the car, heaven :lol:

Our final day after we had done the Back of Skidda fells we had some drizzle and visited Keswick, then the sun came out so back at Threlkeld we thought a walk along the old railway towards Keswick then back through Wescoe and the fields to home, it was about 3.65 miles and we turned back where the road from the Blencathra Centre meets the track, beautiful walk or ride.
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Blencathra from the village
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To High Rigg
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Several bridges on route
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Old tunnel
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Picturesque
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Fells close up
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An English Lane
The Uldale walk to come, happy days :lol:
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Re: GREAT MELL FELL AND A RAILWAY WALK

Postby mountain coward » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:13 pm

Yeah poor old Great Mell Fell does look like a pudding (or as Wainwright suggested, a squashed one! :lol: ) - I enjoyed it though - although I've only ever done it once. The views are superb aren't they? Have you done Little Mell Fell yet? I thought the views were even better from there
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Re: GREAT MELL FELL AND A RAILWAY WALK

Postby susanmyatt » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:56 pm

Yes MC did that some time ago, only from the hause as I think it was the day after we did the Crinkles so again tired legs :lol:
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Re: GREAT MELL FELL AND A RAILWAY WALK

Postby mountain coward » Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:03 pm

It's a great short walk that's for sure :D
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