Middle Fell

Details
Grid Ref NY 151 072
Height 1,908 ft

Greendale is quite easy for me to reach, and as a consequence Middle Fell is somewhere I regularly visit when I'm in search of a somewhat shorter walk. More often than not I'm here on a summer evening or on a half day outing when, if time allows, Seatallan and Buckbarrow could be tagged onto the walk.

When I walk on my own, I tend not to hang around in one place for too long, and even if I do decide to stop for a while, it's rarely at the summit of a fell. On Middle Fell however, the rocky area around the cairn is somewhere I find it hard to dismiss and quickly walk away from.

If this fell is the only one to be included on the walk, an obvious inclusion on the route would be Greendale Tarn; a lovely quite place, but extremely wet and boggy on its western side.

 
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Route suggestions

Route suggestion: Greendale - Middle Fell
1.3 mile / approx 1600 ft ascent
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This is 1600ft of ascent that never really feels like much of a hardship. And even if it were, the views would more than make up for it. The initial climb offers a not only a view across to Wast Water and The Screes, but a birds eye picture of the countryside leading away to the Irish Sea. Once the higher section of the fell is reached you're gaze is inevitably drawn to the Scafells and the rest of the fells found at the head of the valley.

Photo gallery

Looking over Wast Water to the Scafells

 
 
The path onto Middle Fell from Greendale

Standing at the summit

 

 

 

 

Choose a walk that includes this fell
The number of walks to choose from is 23

22nd September 2016
  An afternoon on Middle Fell 3.6 mile about 1600 ft
Greendale - Middle Fell - Greendale Tarn - Greendale
 

14th July 2016
  Buckbarrow, Seatallan and Middle Fell 6.4 mile about 2300 ft
Greendale - road to Harrow Head - Buckbarrow - Glade How - Cat Bields - Seatallan - Winscale Hows - Middle Fell - Greendale
 

12th February 2016
  Mostly sunny on Middle Fell 3.6 mile 1600 ft
Greendale - Middle Fell - Greendale Tarn - Greendale
 

1st October 2015
  Just like summer on Middle Fell 3.7 mile 1650 ft
Greendale - Middle Fell - Greendale Tarn - Greendale Gill - Greendale
 

23rd Auguat 2014
  Middle Fell to Pillar 12.1 mile 5200 ft
Greendale - Middle Fell - Greendale Tarn - Greendale Gill - Greendale - Seatallan - Pots of Ashness - High Pikehow - Haycock - Great Scoat Fell - Steeple - Scoat Fell - The Chair - Red Pike - Black Crag - Wind Gap - Pillar - Looking Stead - Black Sail Pass - Gatherstone Head - Wasdale Head
 

17th June 2014
  Middle Fell and Greendale Tarn 3.7 mile 1650 ft
Greendale - Middle Fell - Greendale Tarn - Greendale Gill - Greendale
 

26th February 2013
  Perfect conditions from Middle Fell to Buckbarrow 5.7 mile 2400 ft
Greendale – Middle Fell – Winscale Hows – Seatallan – Cat Bields – Buckbarrow – Glade How – Buckbarrow – Tongues Gills – Greendale Gill - Greendale
 

20th October 2012
  Middle Fell and Greendale Tarn 3.7 mile 1650 ft
Greendale - Middle Fell - Greendale Tarn - Greendale Gill - Greendale
 

22nd March 2012
  A Greendale Round 6.3 mile 2100 ft
Greendale - Middle Fell - Seatallan - Cat Bields - Glade How - Buckbarrow - Gill Beck - road back to Greendale
 

17th May 2010
  An evening walk on Middle Fell 3.7 mile 1650 ft
Greendale - Middle Fell - Greendale Tarn - Greendale Gill - Greendale
 

28th February 2010
  Middle Fell and Buckbarrow 4.4 mile 1700 ft
Greendale - Middle Fell - above Greendale Tarn - above Bucckbarrow Moss - Glade How - Buckbarrow - Tongues Gills - Greendale Beck - Greendale
 

18th December 2009
  Middle Fell and Greendale Tarn 3.7 mile 1700 ft
Greendale - Middle Fell - Greendale Tarn - Greendale Gill - Greendale
 

23rd June 2009
  Taking Bob and Leon up Middle Fell 3.7 mile 1650 ft
Greendale - Middle Fell - Greendale Tarn - Greendale Gill - Greendale
 

6th February 2009
  A snowy Greendale round 5.7 mile 2400 ft
Greendale - Middle Fell - Winscale Hows - Seatallan - Cat Bield - Buckbarrow - Tongus Gills - Greendale Gill - Greendale
 

8th August 2008
  Middle Fell, Haycock and a long walk down Nether Beck 8.7 mile 2998 ft
Greendale - Middle Fell - Winscale Hows - Pots of Ashness - High Pikehow - Haycock - Nether Beck - Wast Water - Wasdale Road - Greendale
 

14th March 2008
  Middle Fell and Greendale Tarn 3.7 mile 1670 ft
Greendale - Middle Fell - Greendale Tarn - Greendale
 

13th May 2007
  Middle Fell and Greendale Tarn 3.7 mile 1740 ft
Greendale - Middle Fell - Greendale Tarn - Brown How - Greendale Gill - Greendale
 

7th March 2007
  An afternoon around Greendale Tarn skyline 5.8 mile 2448 ft
Greendale - Middle Fell - Winscale Hows - Seatallan - Cat Bields - Buckbarrow - Tongues Gills - Greendale
 

19th November 2006
  A little sunshine on Middle Fell 3.5 mile 1650 ft
Greendale - Middle Fell - Greendale Tarn - Greendale Gill - Greendale
 

23rd August 2006
  An evening walk to Geeendale Tarn and Middle Fell 3 mile 1660 ft
Greendale - Greendale Tarn - Middle Fell - Greendale
 

10th February 2006
  A sunny afternoon on Middle Fell. 3.9 mile 1827 ft
Greendale - Goat Crag - Middle Fell - Greendale Tarn - Greendale
 

8th April 2005
  Greendale Skyline - Buckbarrow to Middle Fell. 5.8 mile 2638 ft
Near Harrow Head - Buckbarrow - Glade How - Seatallan - Greendale Tarn - Middle Fell - Greendale - Near Harrow Head
 

12th June 2004
  A walk from Greendale - Middle Fell and Seatallan. 6.6 mile 2507 ft
Greendale - Greendale Gill - Middle Fell - Seatallan - Nether Wasdale Common - Cat Bields - Glade How - Buckbarrow Moss - Greendale Tarn - Greendale Gill - Greendale
 



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