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Christmas Road-trip stop-off

Christmas Road-trip stop-off


Postby Jaxter » Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:50 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Great Mell Fell, Little Mell Fell

Date walked: 23/12/2019

Time taken: 1.24

Distance: 4.28 km

Ascent: 414m

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Great Mell Fell
3.01km
260m ascent
1 hour

We were on the way down the road to do a couple of parental visits over Christmas so we thought we'd break up the journey en route - the Lakes looked ok weather-wise so we hopped off the motorway and headed for a minor road south of Penruddock. We found a spot to park and almost immediately another car parked behind us - a popular spot then :lol:

Boots on, we headed off up the track straight away
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We followed the track around the hill before branching off steeply uphill
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ImageThis is going to be fun on the way down

ImageLittle Mell Fell

ImageLooking South

Heading uphill - the gradient a bit easier now, but also slightly squishier underfoot
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ImageHigh Street

ImageLittle Mell Fell

ImageHigh Street

A wee shaft of sunlight
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ImageMalky regretting the shorts

ImageGreat Mell Fell summit

ImageLittle Mell Fell

ImageWee bit of sunlight towards Ullswater

Back down the worst bit - it wasn't as slippery as I'd thought it would be!
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Back at the car the weather was still holding so we figured we may as well pop up Little Mell Fell - but we would make it easier for ourselves and drove around the corner :lol:


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Little Mell Fell
1.27km
154m ascent
24 mins

The wind had actually picked up and it was tough walking as we left the car - a wee glimpse of Ullswater though 8)
ImageUllswater

It was a steep climb up but at least it got it done fast :lol:
ImageSteep climb

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ImageCairn ahoy

It was wild up the top!
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ImageLittle Mell Fell summit

ImageUllswater

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The wind was a bit mental so we made a mad dash back down to the car - it was my turn to drive which went really well until we got a flat tire just south of Preston - fortunately Malky was able to show off his manly skills :lol:
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It was going to be one of those days :lol:
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