A short walk up to the summit of Great Mell Fell in very windy conditions.
Date: 12th September 2016 Distance: 3.64km (2.26 Miles) Parking: Roadside near Brownrigg Farm
Start Location: Brownrigg Farm Ascent (m/ft): 309m (1014ft) Weather:

Overcast, Winds around 50mph

Time Started: 09:10 Highest Point: Great Mell Fell (537m/1762ft) Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1 Hour 41 Minutes        
Route: Nr Brownrigg Farm - Great Mell Fell (537m/1762ft) - Nr Brownrigg Farm

Gowbarrow Fell through the trees along the lower slopes of Great Mell Fell.

The Dodds and Clough Head on the other side of Matterdale Common.

A brighter moment as the sun punches through the cloud and lights up Matterdale Common.


Amazing tree formations.


I wonder how long its been standing for...

Little Mell Fell.

The distant Pennines.

The summit just ahead. You can clearly make out the raised tumulus on the summit.

Unexpected blue skies above Clough Head.

The summit cairn looking to Great Dodd and Clough Head.

And again but looking to Latrigg, and what would be Skiddaw and Blencathra if the cloud was higher.