Great Mell Fell


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By Gav Laa on 04/01/17 at 3:25am

Date started:26/11/2016
Distance:1.6 km or 1.0 miles
Ascent:537m or 1762ft
Start OSGB:NY407247
Time taken:2:00
Naismith:1:13

Hello my name is Gav and this is the start of my walk report although a little belated for this particular walk...

A little bit about me, I'm new to this and wanted/needed a new hobby after I recently lost my wife Sue to Leukemia, so I enjoy walking and have a done a few hills/mountains in the past but due to work commitments/family life etc. I/we just didn't get the chance - unfortunate life has presented me with he opportunity/time now so I guess it's a way of helping me throughout the grieving process and I enjoy so that's a big bonus.

Nice little walk up Great Mell Fell back towards the end of November - first walk to get back into the grove as its been a few years since I was out and about...

Lovely sunny mild day with snow on the hills.

We (my son in law Neil and I) started off the dirt track near Brownrigg Farm, took the right over the gate about a 100 yards up the track then took a route through the woods along the fence line over the stream then ascended up along the tree line eventually joining the traditional route up to the summit - descended the traditional route down towards the dirt track with the steep decent.

Some great views across to Glenriding and Blencathra and as far as we could see. Took a couple of hours partly due to fitness, foot injury (prior) and just taking in the scenery.

This is the start of a challenge I've set myself to complet the Wainwright Fell walks all 214... Hopefully I'll get better at the reporting and might even get a map up next time - once I have worked it out!

Nice panoramic view across Glenriding from the summit
Myself at the Summit
Nice view to Glenriding
View towards Blencathra

By ThinArthur on 07/01/17 at 9:31pm

Nice report and photos Gav Laa - as a resident of South Wales, I like the handle as well. Good luck with the Wainrights, a worthy project.

Thin Arthur.



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