2nd May 2010

Little Mell Fell and Gowbarrow Fell

 

Walk Overview
Details
Time 09.10 to 13.15
Duration 4 hr 5 min
Distance 6.7 mile
Ascent 1700 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Route
The Hause - Little Mell Fell - The Hause - road towards Watermillock - Swinburn's Park - Gowbarrow Fell - near Millses - Ulcat Row - road to The Hause
 
Fells visited
 
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside, The Hause (Little Mell Fell)

More often than not, The Hause is used as a point for quick access to Little Mell Fell. And although I've done this myself on many occasions, there are actually a decent selection of walk that could be done from here. There aren't many spaces, but you'll rarely have a problem getting parked here.

 

Route Map
 
 
Photos

I'd been intentionally saving this walk for a bank holiday weekend so we could escape the crowds. As it turned out, the weather wasn't brilliant anyway, so we didn't feel as though we'd missed out on a 'better' walk. So all in all everything fell into place perfectly today.

Looking down to The Hause.

And looking a little further round you see Clough Head, the Dodds and Helvellyn.

Little Mell Fell summit.

Little Mell Fell may be a quick out and back, but the views are well worth the effort.

Walking below Priest's Crag on route towards Swinburn's Park.

A view back to the Rectory and Watermillick church.

Ullswater seen from Gate Crags.
The brighter fells on the other side of the lake are Beda Fell and Place Fell.

Woodland in Swinburn's Park.

Out of the woods now and the view opens up again to show Ullswater and the area around Sandwick..

Gowbarrow Fell summit.

Lunch with a view.

Great Dodd above Dockray.

 

Millses.

Place Fell dominating the skyline.

Ulcat Row; what a gorgeous place.

 

A view across to Great Mell Fell.



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Lake District Walks