This little brother of Great Mell Fell, is a remarkably short and steep walk from the straightforward access point of The Hause. There is not a great deal in its favour. The slopes are grass and bracken with only a few straggly gorse on its lower reaches to add interest. Views to Ullswater are mostly obscured and even Blencathra struggles a little.
Out on the eastern flank of the fell the disused quarry, marked on the OS 25K map, is a Site of Special Scientific Interest with many species of insect, lichen and moss recorded. There is some suggestion that the quarry produced chlorophaeite which, loosely speaking, is a form of silicate.
So here is the simple out and back, as Wainwright suggested: just get the job done!
There is a small layby at our start point suitable for perhaps 4 or 5 cars.
Walk height profile
note that gradients are usually grossly exaggerated
From the layby cross the road and over to your right go through the gate with the step stile alongside. Cross the boggy patch of ground to the gate and stile in the fence above. Go straight across the path above the fence, and ascend the path seemingly straight up the fellside.
After 120m (132 yards) the path bears left traversing the fellside on a more friendly incline. In 80m (88 yards) fork right again steeply, to the summit trig point.
Return the same way. Don't miss the junction, bearing right, off the traverse path only sheep continue ahead. Drop back down to The Hause.
If you like this walk then why not try one of our other nearby walks:
|Great Mell Fell||2.0km (1.2 miles) away|
|A short walk to Hart Side from Park Brow||4.0km (2.5 miles) away|
|Aira Force and Gowbarrow Fell||4.1km (2.6 miles) away|
|A Fusedale Round: Steel Knotts, Loadpot Hill, Arthur's Pike, Bonscale Pike||4.5km (2.8 miles) away|
|Beda Fell from Martindale||4.5km (2.8 miles) away|
|Hallin Fell||4.5km (2.8 miles) away|
|Steel Knotts - Pikeawassa||4.5km (2.8 miles) away|
|Dunmallet||4.6km (2.9 miles) away|
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