Murky Great Mell Fell

My last walk of a fantastic week in the Lake District and I guess eventually it had to rain, forecast said it would stop just before lunch, so I figured a bit of shopping and a bite to eat in Keswick and a quick walk before the long drive to Plymouth. Great Mell Fell was the choice, as its near to the motorway and wouldn’t take to long to get up and down. Unfortunately, despite leaving the start time until 12.30pm, the rain hadn’t finished and became heavier as I reached the summit. The clag was down and it made for a pretty miserable walk, I saw two other guys just as I reached the road at the bottom, they were also soaked through, we all looked at each other and just laughed!! Still it’s better than being indoors!

Start – Brownrigg Farm roadside
Route – Great Mell Fell – Brownrigg Farm
Distance – 1.5 miles    Start time – 12.30pm     Time taken – 1 hr    Highest Point – Great Mell Fell 537m
Weather – Raining and cloud down
© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

Sign at the bottom, follow the main track gradually uphill then turn right at the end of the trees

Sign at the bottom, follow the main track gradually uphill then turn right at the end of the trees

Great Mell Fell 2

The cloud line can be seen clearly

Great Mell Fell 3

One of the wind sculptured oaks on Great Mell Fell

Great Mell Fell 4

Just about to head into the cloud as a break shows Glenridding Dodd

Spooky trees

Spooky trees

Great views from the summit!!

Great views from the summit!!

Spooky trees again

Spooky trees again

Great Mell Fell 8

Out of the cloud but the rain falling heavily now

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