Little Mell Fell

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By Gav Laa on 09/01/17 at 11:37am

Date started:07/01/2017
Distance:1.3 km or 0.8 miles
Ascent:120m or 394ft
Start OSGB:NY423235

This was our second Fell of the day started at 11:50 down by 12:20. Weather conditions dry, very little wind if any, approx 7 degrees and some hill fog.

We set off from the lay by and over the stile, underfoot foot it was very boggy, we found a dry-ish path along the fence on the left, followed the path upto the next stile and continued to follow the path bearing left. We or I followed the path up the steepish ascent, my brother had stopped half way up this section to set up his camera as there were some good picture opportunities towards Ulswater. I continued to the "fork" in the path and bearded right for the final ascent to the summit trig point - I waited for my brother to appear as I couldn't see him now, then once he was in view continued to summit - he quickly caught me up being the super fit freak he is.

We hit the summit took a few snaps, we couldn't see much to the North as the hill fog/cloud was obscuring those views, we retraced our steps back down to the lay-by, being a little cautious on some of the steeper descent as underfoot was a little muddy/slippy.

All in all a nice pleasent walk onto Gowbarrow next...

The fist ascent from the second stile
Summit and Trig point
View back towards Ullswater approx 1/2 way up the fell
A couple of natives!

By TallPaul on 09/01/17 at 12:40pm

Wotcha Gav, good to see you're getting on with cracking those Wainwrights (even in slightly claggier weather!) but one thing I should tell you about which will save you time. If you add your GPX file as an attachment and then insert it in the walk report just like a photo then the software will automagically draw it on a map for you. No need for message about with a screen shot.

See Lancashire Lad's recent walk report for an example of this in operation.

(I think I'd better add a note to the walk report software as it occurs to me there's nothing to tell users about this feature and it is rather cute.)

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