|In fact, Great Mell
Fell is not that lowly, at 1760', and provides a pleasant walk on grass
and through woodlands. On getting out of the car, I nearly
tripped over Fred of the OFC,
who had cycled over from Keswick for the same purpose. So up we went
together, and here is the summit picture. Blencathra is in the hazy
|Looking south from
Great Mell Fell: Place Fell is in the centre of the picture, behind
Gowbarrow Fell, with Helvellyn and St Sunday Crag to the right.
Is that Red Screes behind Place Fell in the far distance?
zoom on Birkhouse Moor and Helvellyn.
with Little Mell Fell before us.
|Every time we
get to a cairn now, the dogs sit down and wait for the photo...
This is Little Mell Fell, with Great Mell Fell behind.
Fell has got some cotton grass as well - and Great Mell Fell has plenty
of trees, as you can see, at least on this eastern side.
Unfortunately I didn't have enough time to walk round this side - the
path we took was up on the left.
eastern side of Little Mell Fell overlooks Ullswater, and here you can
see a great array of yachts, which surprised me a little, since I
hadn't been aware of a marina or yacht harbour in those particular
bays. Perhaps it was a race gathering...