Date & Time: Monday 5th May 2008. 10.10 am start.

Location of Start : The red phone box, Loweswater, Cumbria, Uk. ( NY 143 211 )

Places visited : Mellbreak (both tops) Scale Force, Low Ling Crag and back via the beach.

Walk details : 6.25 mls, 1750 ft of ascent, 2 hrs 50 mins.

Highest point : Mellbreak 1,676ft ( 512m)

Walked with : Jen and Jen, myself (Ann) and the dogs, Harry and Bethan.

Weather : Sunny and warm

Jen and Jen (our daughter is the one on the left)


Monday Bank Holiday dawned warm and sunny and the girls were bathed in sunshine as they climb Mellbreak on their last morning.

Roger was at work today so it's myself and Jen taking the photos.

Leaving the cottage we head up the lane, Mellbreak is to the left of centre, behind Jen.

The path up to the first summit of Mellbreak winds it's way up the steep face of the fell.

The view towards Loweswater as we climb towards the start of the scree path.

Blue skies and scree . . .
. . . further up the girls stop for a short water break.

Carling Knott and the Loweswater fells to the left, a very hazy Scotland beyond Loweswater, with Darling Fell and Low Fell to the right.

The Kirkstile Inn and Loweswater Church are the buildings on the far right.

Bethan stops in a shady spot

of rock and heather

half way up the climb

to enjoy the cooler temperature,

while she waited for us

to catch up.

Crummock Water and a perfect reflection of Grasmoor.

Whiteside and Hopebeck Head to the left.

The scattered hamlet of Loweswater as viewed from the slopes of Mellbreak.


Jen and Jen at the northern summit
A glimpse of Buttermere lake as we descend to the col between the two summits of Mellbreak.

At the centre of the col, I turned right to make a direct descent to the Mosedale Holly, to give the dogs a swim in their favourite pool, before returning to the cottage. Jen took my camera and continued on. This is her friend Jen approaching the second, slightly higher summit at the southern end.

The view of the High Stile Ridge where we walked yesterday.

Red Pike with it's outlier Dodd in the foreground, High Stile beyond.

The lakes of Crummock and Buttermere, separated by a small alluvial plain.

Fleetwith Pike is the shapely fell in the centre of this photo. Robinson and Dale Head are the fells to the left.

Scale Force with Jen
Scale Force with Jen

Having visited the falls, both girls made their way alongside Crummock and back for lunch with Mum at the cottage.

Unfortunately they then had to depart to join the Bank Holiday traffic queues leaving the Lakes after a perfect Summer's day.


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Technical note: Pictures taken with Ann's Ixus 75 Digital camera.

Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.

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Previous walk - 4th May 2008 High Stile Ridge with Jen and Jen

A previous time up here - 25th Feb 2008 Mellbreak with Sean