Little Mell Fell

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.