Little Mell Fell

A much derided little fell this one, however for me it has its place. For those of us that have to drive hundreds of miles to get to The Lakes, fells such as Little Mell have something that loftier mountains cannot offer and that’s a quick walk to stretch the legs whilst bagging a Wainwright in the process. After a long drive, food shopping bought in Penrith a quick walk is needed especially after it had poured down until 2pm. The views ain’t bad either particularly towards Martindale and High Street.

Start – The Hause
Route – The Hause – Little Mell Fell – The Hause
Distance – Barely a mile    Start time – 3.40pm     Time taken – 40mins    Highest Point – Little Mell Fell 505m
Weather – Cloudy, but thankfully the rain held off
The clear ascent up the side of Little Mell Fell, the boys are at the gate already too long cooped up!

The clear ascent up the side of Little Mell Fell, the boys are at the gate already too long cooped up!

Looking back down to the car at the Hause

Looking back down to the car at the Hause

Half way up with Clough Head and Great Dodd in the distance.

Half way up with Clough Head and Great Dodd in the distance.

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Lovely vies across to Martindale and the High Street ridge

The Pooley Bridge end of Ullswater

The Pooley Bridge end of Ullswater

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Low cloud hides the tops of Skiddaw (right) and Clough Head (left)

Me and the boys at the summit

Me and the boys at the summit

Trig surfing on Little Mell Fell

Trig surfing on Little Mell Fell

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Looking in the direction of Helvellyn on the descent