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Great Mell Fell
537m (1762ft)

The Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England

The summit of Great Mell Fell is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.


Record Great Mell Fell as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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Wainwright
(No. 154)

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English Dewey
98th highest in England,
229th in England & Wales

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English Marilyn
67th highest in England,
901st highest in Great Britain

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English Trig Point (Pillar)

You can find Great Mell Fell & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Lake District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL5 The English Lakes - North Eastern area


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


See Great Mell Fell and the surrounding tops on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Maps:

See Great Mell Fell and the surrounding tops on our downloadable PDF Peak Bagging Maps:

NB: Whether you print off a copy on to paper or download it to your phone, these PDF Peak Baggers Maps will prove incredibly useful when your are up there on the tops and you cannot get a phone signal!


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See the location of Great Mell Fell and both walks that climb it on an interactive Google Map


You can walk to the top of Great Mell Fell by using either of these 2 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
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Walk c168 Great Mell Fell from Brownrigg Farm

Quiet and lonely with surprisingly good views

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 3ml (5km)
Ascent:1,145ft (349m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 3 Icon (Easy)
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Walk c309 Great Mell Fell, Little Mell Fell and Gowbarrow Fell

Three remote Wainwrights in a single walk

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 12.25ml (19.5km)
Ascent:3,254ft (992m)
Time:7½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Great Mell Fell Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Great Mell Fell

James Hughes walked up Great Mell Fell on February 11th, 2024 [from/via/route] From Royal Hotel in Dockray... road to Great Mell - really really boggy round the bottom [weather] Fairly dry winter day. Not too cold once walking.

Kate Peacock climbed Great Mell Fell on January 28th, 2024 [with] Sheila & Amber [weather] Dry & cloudy - Boggy at times but decent

Iain Jones bagged Great Mell Fell on December 1st, 2023 [from/via/route] Brownrigg Farm [with] Nicola Jones & Georgia Jones

Caroline Winter hiked Great Mell Fell on May 24th, 2023 [from/via/route] Great Mell Fell & Little Mell Fell [with] William [weather] Sunny & light breeze - Due to strained foot from race, wanted to do a short walk only & surprised & impressed by views of fells from tops

Rob Prikanowski summited Great Mell Fell on June 14th, 2023 [from/via/route] c309 [weather] Sunny & warm, strong wind.

Angeline Grieveson conquered Great Mell Fell on December 17th, 2022 [with] Dotty

Ian Ashton scaled Great Mell Fell on October 15th, 2022 [with] Jph steve H

Christine Shepherd walked up Great Mell Fell on April 24th, 2010 [from/via/route] I used walk c309 from Brownrigg Farm Walked up this fell again on another glorious day 11.04.2021. Just up & down from the farm. Climbed again on 8.6.22 [with] On my own [weather] Fine & clear

Richard Marchant climbed Great Mell Fell on March 12th, 2022 [with] On my own

Jeremy Torrance bagged Great Mell Fell on October 25th, 2021 [from/via/route] Road [with] Alone [weather] Good autumn

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Great Mell Fell

Great Mell Fell Summit cairn with Sharp Edge (left) clearly visible beyond

Great Mell Fell Summit cairn with Sharp Edge (left) clearly visible beyond

Photo: David Hayter (214)

Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag) Summit and Great Mell Fell

Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag) Summit and Great Mell Fell

Photo: David Hayter (209)

Path to Great Mell Fell near Matterdale End

Path to Great Mell Fell near Matterdale End

Photo: David Hayter (211)

Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag) from Great Mell Fell

Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag) from Great Mell Fell

Photo: David Hayter (213)

Great Mell Fell summit cairn - with Blencathra (or Saddleback) in the background

Great Mell Fell summit cairn - with Blencathra (or Saddleback) in the background

Photo: David Baines (11)

Great Mell Fell summit cairn

Great Mell Fell summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (499)

Great Mell Fell summit cairn and post

Great Mell Fell summit cairn and post

Photo: Christine Shepherd (884)

Great Mell Fell Summit cairn with Sharp Edge , Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) beyond

Great Mell Fell Summit cairn with Sharp Edge , Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) beyond

Photo: David Hayter (215)

Little Mell Fell from Great Mell Fell

Little Mell Fell from Great Mell Fell

Photo: Stephen Dawson (37)

*Blencathra and the Northern Fells from the summit of Great Mell Fell

*Blencathra and the Northern Fells from the summit of Great Mell Fell

Photo: Andy Malcolm (78)

Fell ponies on Great Mell Fell

Fell ponies on Great Mell Fell

Photo: Christine Shepherd (885)

Great Mell Fell and Little Mell Fell from Hallin Fell

Great Mell Fell and Little Mell Fell from Hallin Fell

Photo: Chris Brankin (14)

Ullswater featuring Patterdale & Glenridding (left), Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag) (centre left), Great Mell Fell (centre), Little Mell Fell (centre right) and Pooley Bridge (right) from Hallin Fell summit

Ullswater featuring Patterdale & Glenridding (left), Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag) (centre left), Great Mell Fell (centre), Little Mell Fell (centre right) and Pooley Bridge (right) from Hallin Fell summit

Photo: Chris Brankin (12)

Great Mell Fell from Little Mell Fell

Great Mell Fell from Little Mell Fell

Photo: Stephen Dawson (36)


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