Western Lake District

Route: Mellbreak

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 11th May 2013

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 6.7 miles

Ascent: 1,700 feet

It had been raining all day with low cloud obscuring all the fells, and we’d abandoned the idea of a walk, even a low level one. However by mid afternoon there was a sudden break in the clouds, some sun appeared, and it was game on! In view of the late start we opted for a local fell – Mellbreak

We parked near the Kirkstile Inn (very conveniently placed for refreshments at the end of this walk) and made the steep ascent up the north flank of the fell. It had been raining for the last few days and the walk across the top to the southern end of the fell was juicy to say the least. There were some wonderful views though, and they took our minds off our soaking feet

We descended to Crummock Water and walked back along the shoreline. We’d had a fantastic 3 hours or so, all the more enjoyable because it was so unexpected

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