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Date & start time: Monday 7th September 2009. 1.40 pm start.
Location of Start : Adj to Brownrigg Farm, Penruddock, Cumbria, Uk ( NY 407 246 )
Places visited : The lane up from the farm to the summit of Great Mell Fell and back.
Walk details : 2.1 mls, 900 ft, 1 hrs 55 mins including lunch.
Highest point : Great Mell Fell 1,760ft ( 537m )
Walked with : Myself (Ann) and Jo, Jodie, Amber, Harry and Bethan.
Weather : Beautifully sunny.
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Jo is up on holiday for a week and she seems to have organised the fine weather for her holiday at last.
Today I travel over to Watermillock and we climb Great Mell Fell together. Two people, four dogs !
We reached the fell through the gate on a well trodden track.
One for Jill Rowland ! The view across the valley towards her favourite holiday cottage on the slopes of Little Mell Fell opposite.
A wider view as we continue up the track.
The horizon is comprised of the High Street ridge round to St Sunday Crag to the right of Gowbarrow.
Part of the Scots Pine forest on the fell side.
Blencathra to the right with the distant north western fells behind the Troutbeck Caravan Club site.
A windy summit photo of Jo and Harry.
Windblown grass with a background of Souther and Carrock fells.
Eastwards towards Penrith and the distant Pennines.
We make our way down to find less windy spot for lunch.
This tree has managed to continue growing despite being bent on to it's side by the prevailing winds.
A peaceful spot for us to enjoy lunch out of the wind.
Jo sits and takes in the view with her two girls Amber and Jodie . . . give Jo a shout !
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Harry and Bethan sit in the warm sun and take life at a relaxed pace this afternoon.
The bracken is turning and autumn is just around the corner after what has proved to be a wet few weeks up in the Lakes.
We were aware that this day was a lull before the storm . . . as Tuesday brought torrential rain and gales.
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Technical note: Pictures taken with Ann's Cannon 75 Digital camera.
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This site best viewed with . . . a chance for a short sunny walk before it rains again
Previous walk - Sunday 6th Sept 2009 High Rigg with Helen
A previous time up here - 14th June 2006 Great Mell Fell and the Cotton Tails (a.m.)
Next walk - Wed 9th Sept 2009 The Hopegill Head Ridge walk