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Date & start time: Saturday 21st February 2009. start.

Location of Event : The road above Nab End, Matterdale, Cumbria, Uk ( NY 418 253 )

Places visited : Little Mell Fell, up and back a slightly different way.

Walk details : 2.2 ml, 825 ft of ascent, 1 hours 35 mins.

Highest point : Little Mell Fell 1,657ft ( 505m)

Walked with : Ann and the dogs, Harry and Bethan.

Weather : Late afternoon sun and a gentle breeze, early sunset behind the clouds.

Parking above Nab End.


Following a visit to the Berrier Wind Farm Opposition Exhibition in Greystoke this afternoon

we drive a short distance over to Little Mell Fell for a short walk at the end of the day.

Sunshine and interesting skies abound.

A panorama at the start of the walk.

Below is the road up and over from Matterdale to Dacre.

Behind is Berrier Hill with Carrock Fell on the left and Penruddock village to the right.

Walloway Farm below the slopes of Great Mell Fell opposite.

We climb up the field track and make for a gate, conveniently placed below the top of the ridge.

A short climb and we reach the high ground and the ridge towards the top.

A wind blown skeleton of a tree on the ridge.

Sunshine on us but the Pennines are definitely in the shade.

The horse-shoe shaped curve to the fell becomes evident as we make our way up the ridge.

We would aim for the fence on the left on our way down.

Ann, Great Mell Fell and Blencathra in the distance.

There's just a remnant of snow left on the ridges of the high fell.

Looking ahead, there's still some snow left on the High Street range too

The view extends from Loadpot Hill round past Place Fell to St Sunday Crag above Gowbarrow.


A close up of High Street and the Straits of Riggindale.

Also in the picture are Sleet Fell, Beda Fell, The Nab and Rest Dodd.

Sunshine on the distant Yorkshire Hills as Harry makes the summit.


Sibling rivalry . . . " I was here first "

Big softee . . . on the left or the extreme left ?

A patch of sunlight shines down on the lower slopes of Heughscar Hill at the far end of Ullswater.

Above us the skies clear with dramatic effect . . .
High ice clouds and low level darkness.

The sun has set early behind the bank of thick cloud

that rolls across the sky above Clough Head and the Dodds.

Darkness descends on Gowbarrow as the cloud brushes the summit of Helvellyn.

North now (into brighter light) as we start our descent towards the fence and our return to the car.

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Technical note: Pictures taken with with my Cannon G7 or Ann's Ixus 75 Digital camera.

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

This site best viewed with . . . no wind farms to spoil the beautiful view !

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Previous walk - 17th February 2009 - Rannerdale with Simon & Beth - Visit to Duddon and Furness MRT

A previous time close to here - 14th June 2006 Great Mell Fell and the Cotton Tails