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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.


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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)

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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

Claire Rigg walked up Great Mell Fell on January 14th, 2024 [with] Heidi [weather] Sunny

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

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

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

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

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

Christine Shepherd climbed 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 bagged Great Mell Fell on March 12th, 2022 [with] On my own

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

Michael Nolan summited Great Mell Fell on October 13th, 2021 [with] Morag had a cut foot so on my todd [weather] Drizzled

Tim Winn conquered Great Mell Fell on October 2nd, 2021 [from/via/route] Brownriggs Farm [with] Barry, Roger, Paul, Andy and Dave [weather] Wet ………. Very wet!

Clare Tait scaled Great Mell Fell on August 7th, 2021 [from/via/route] From pull in at base of fell following clear paths to the top. [with] Charlie [weather] Drizzle then heavy rain. - No. 70 Wainwright. Sad that we have kept this as a quick ascent on a rainy day. I feel this fell would be a beautiful place to linger & enjoy the views. No issues at all. Would be great with children. Enjoyable despite the rain.

Paul Talbot-Greaves walked up Great Mell Fell on July 28th, 2021 [with] Paul Drury [weather] Sunny spells & showers.

Iain Taylor climbed Great Mell Fell on June 13th, 2021 [from/via/route] NY 40744 24680 [weather] Sunny

John Bryers bagged Great Mell Fell on May 20th, 2021 [from/via/route] Parked at Matterdale End (Just up road near Broenrigg Farm on left just after lane running along side Great Mell Fell). Taking the lane on left, over a style about 500m up lane onto fell. Path runs along edge of wooded area, rising steelply onto ridge. Walked ridge to Larch & Oak wood & on to top where we found a smaall cairn marking the top. Good views, but it was raining & limited views acros Helvelyn range a little. [with] With Bill Dale and Mark (Karens boyfriend)and Mya Poppy (Who was sick in my car enroute for walk!). [weather] Forcast spot on, rain at 10am, rained throughout the walk with some string wind at times. Most unpleasant, especially the latter part of the walk after lunch from car. - We returned to car for coffee & shelter due to rain. Set off towards Little Mell Fell & Gowbarrow, but got rained off & did a small circular route via 'The Hill' & back along road to car for drying out & some lunch.

Martin Hartshorne hiked Great Mell Fell on May 7th, 2021 [from/via/route] roadside thro the woods to the top [with] finley [weather] showers to start then glorious sunshine - 2nd of the day for the young pup

Christina Lander summited Great Mell Fell on April 20th, 2021 [from/via/route] Brownrigg Farm - Great Mell Fell - Brownrigg Farm - Foxhill Farm - The Hause - Little Mell Fell - The Hause - back along the lane to Brownrigg Farm [with] Dick [weather] Dry & hazy - On the first afternoon of our holiday staying in Embleton

Mr M A Blanchard conquered Great Mell Fell on March 30th, 2021 [with] The dogs [weather] Sunny

Claire Murray scaled Great Mell Fell on March 21st, 2021 [from/via/route] Great Mell Fell & Little Mell Fell [with] Vitor [weather] Lovely! - Easy walk up each hill, very boggy on the path in-between

Mark Davidson walked up Great Mell Fell on May 17th, 2004 [with] On my own [weather] Nice & sunny - Steep grassy descent on the north-western face

Richard Fulcher climbed Great Mell Fell on October 10th, 2020 [from/via/route] Brownrigg Farm [with] Jen [weather] Cloudy, sunshine, cold on the tops. - Fairly easy ascent, but the steep descent & walk around the boundary was unenjoyable due to being very wet, muddy with trees blocking the path. We'd had enough when we got back to the start ... but carried on & did Little Mell Fell as well.

Wayne Baxter bagged Great Mell Fell on August 21st, 2020 [from/via/route] From near Brownrigg farm steady path to top. [with] Sue [weather] Rain & very high winds

Deborah Johnson hiked Great Mell Fell on September 26th, 2019 [from/via/route] Road by start [with] Andy, Bethan

Andrew Johnson summited Great Mell Fell on November 22nd, 2019 [from/via/route] Matterdale [with] Ted [weather] Cloudy

Charlotte Hill conquered Great Mell Fell on October 3rd, 2019 [from/via/route] Parked at Rooking House, Walked up the steep side & down the path to Racy Gill Farm. A very muddy track back to the road [weather] Dry

Richard Beardsley scaled Great Mell Fell on June 29th, 2019 [from/via/route] Walked part of route C309. Because I've already bagged Gowbarrow Fell this part of the route was not done. Once Little Mell was summited we returned back to the start via the Road. [with] Gillian. [weather] Overcast day, humid & occasional spots of rain. - Great views from the top. Route from summit to point 5 difficult going due to no positive path & boggy in places.

Stephen Batson walked up Great Mell Fell on June 9th, 2019 [with] Diesel [weather] Sunny intervals

Liz Sheerin climbed Great Mell Fell on March 17th, 2019 [from/via/route] Matterdale [with] Neil

Lucy Perchard bagged Great Mell Fell on September 25th, 2018 [from/via/route] A there & back walk from Brownrigg Farm [with] Tony [weather] Very windy. - Loved the weird shaped trees that don't grow upright because of the prevailing wind. Quite apt that we climbed this Wainwright on a day with 50mph winds!

Andrew Peate hiked Great Mell Fell on December 10th, 2018 [weather] Cold breezy clear

Richard Marshall summited Great Mell Fell on September 2nd, 2018 [from/via/route] 309 [with] Bo [weather] Great to start with then most & Drizzle

Julian Parry conquered Great Mell Fell on May 3rd, 2018 [from/via/route] C163 [with] Helen

Simon Neilson-Clark scaled Great Mell Fell on June 10th, 2018 [from/via/route] From the Royal Hotel in Dockray Lovely place to stay Circular walk [with] Mrs H [weather] Sunny & heavy showers Got wet on the way back

Linda Doidge walked up Great Mell Fell during May, 2017 [from/via/route] National trust sign [weather] Light rain overcast - Bit boggy way up as went through gate where no sign was came back other way

Simon Boddy climbed Great Mell Fell on October 11th, 2017 [from/via/route] Troutbeck [with] My girlfriend [weather] Sunny & breezy on the way up then raining on the way down

Chris Sheard bagged Great Mell Fell on May 1st, 2014 [from/via/route] NW clockwise route from Brownrigg Farm [with] George [weather] Pleasant overall - Good clear day- Nice views. surprising & worth the visit

Lindsay Goodall hiked Great Mell Fell during April, 2016 [with] Shaun, Ben and Jenna.

Leon Harvey summited Great Mell Fell on January 1st, 2017 [with] Solo

Emily Sharratt conquered Great Mell Fell on January 22nd, 2017 [from/via/route] from Brownrigg farm [with] Just me [weather] misty & icy

Tony Rogerson scaled Great Mell Fell on October 9th, 2016 [from/via/route] The Hause Great Mell Fell Little Mell Fell [with] Caz Floss [weather] Sunny & warm - Stunning views

Adrian Sherriff walked up Great Mell Fell on September 14th, 2014 [from/via/route] c309

Paul Macey climbed Great Mell Fell on August 25th, 2016 [from/via/route] Little mell fell [with] Alone [weather] Overcast

David Watson bagged Great Mell Fell on July 25th, 2016 [from/via/route] Brownrigg [weather] Fine

Elaine Evans hiked Great Mell Fell on April 1st, 2016 [from/via/route] From Little Mell Fell, descended through wooded area & walked along road back to The Hause. [with] Sue and Christine [weather] Fine at start of walk but strong wind, rain & sleet on Great Mell Fell. - Strong wind on open, exposed areas made walking difficult at times so came down through wooded area for some shelter. Views would have been stunning if the weather had been on our side but unfortunately we weren't so luck!

Nick Dobson summited Great Mell Fell on March 25th, 2016 [from/via/route] Brown rig farm [with] Margaret & Ralph [weather] Dry with some sun & breezy - Ralph was limping on his back paw so this walk was selected instead of the planned walk of Grisedale Pike & Hopegill Head

Mark Luckett conquered Great Mell Fell on February 25th, 2016 [from/via/route] Parked below Great Mell Fell on the lane [with] Susie Luckett [weather] Cold but bright & sunny - Wife had a day off so drove over to try & clear a couple of the smaller fells. Also climbed Little Mell Fell earlier which had better views than expected as on drive over from Teesside visibility was poor.

Dave Gay scaled Great Mell Fell on June 27th, 2009 [from/via/route] From Troutbeck along the disused Firing Range & Straight up. Left summit by path to South & returned to Troutbeck via track skirting the Western side [with] Nathaniel & Jessica

Clive Ward walked up Great Mell Fell on September 8th, 2015 [from/via/route] Road on the S E side of hill [with] On my own. [weather] Perfect. - Same day as Souther Fell - after knee injury

Phillip Bulley climbed Great Mell Fell on July 8th, 2015 [from/via/route] Roadside [with] Judith and Toby [weather] Raining & mist down.

Neil Bennett bagged Great Mell Fell on May 4th, 2015 [from/via/route] Brownrigg Farm [with] Pamela Bennett, Oliver Bennett, Thomas Bennett [weather] Sunny / Cloudy / Windy

Angela Moroney hiked Great Mell Fell during April, 2015 [with] captain bob turner

Chris Bramley summited Great Mell Fell on April 5th, 2015 [from/via/route] base of great mell fell [with] janet [weather] sunny fine spring day - 1st time out with 100d

Dave Eyes conquered Great Mell Fell on February 21st, 2015 [from/via/route] Walked up from Road [with] Christine Eyes [weather] Bright sunny & Cold - beautiful

Christine Knowles scaled Great Mell Fell on February 22nd, 2015 [from/via/route] From road directly to the top [with] Graham [weather] Very windy, heavy snowfall - No idea why Wainwright bothered with this one!

Tracey Cowell walked up Great Mell Fell on February 8th, 2015 [with] On my own [weather] fog in valleys & sunny on top of fells

David Baines climbed Great Mell Fell on May 14th, 2007 [from/via/route] Roadside [with] Alone [weather] Windy, bright. - Good views of Blencathra & A66 from summit. My first Wainwright!

John Senior bagged Great Mell Fell during June, 2014 [with] Julie Senior [weather] Hot

David Noble hiked Great Mell Fell on September 21st, 2014 [from/via/route] Laybye at end of lane [with] Kelly and Jack [weather] Sunny

John Almond summited Great Mell Fell on November 30th, 2013 [from/via/route] up & down from Brownrigg [weather] sunny

Anthony Scott conquered Great Mell Fell on July 20th, 2014 [from/via/route] Brownrigg Farm [with] Hayley, Anthony and Cookie [weather] Perfect, white cloud, some breeze & 22 degrees - Quick scoot up this one only on way to Cockermouth

Keith Eastman scaled Great Mell Fell on July 17th, 2014 [from/via/route] c309

Harry Meijer walked up Great Mell Fell on August 14th, 2014 [from/via/route] Dockray [with] Private Guided Walk The Lake District Walker

John Tippins climbed Great Mell Fell on April 19th, 2014 [from/via/route] The Hause [with] meself [weather] Very sunny, a bit nippy earlier in the day when the wind blew, but warmer in the afternoon.

Steve Frank bagged Great Mell Fell on February 16th, 2013 [from/via/route] The Quiet Site [with] Jackie Frank

Lee Maddison hiked Great Mell Fell on January 30th, 2014 [from/via/route] From Brownrigg Farm [with] Solo [weather] Cloudy with Sunny intervals

Gill Watson summited Great Mell Fell on March 16th, 2008 [with] Gill

Darren Mortimer conquered Great Mell Fell on March 16th, 2013 [from/via/route] Walk C309 from Brownrigg Farm [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Rain at first then sunny

Katy Shelton scaled Great Mell Fell on September 27th, 2012 [with] Em & Ant & Lottie - BOGGY

Simon Smith has walked up Great Mell Fell [weather] Fine & sunny apart from a storm that blew in when we reached the summit!

Charlie Housley climbed Great Mell Fell on October 20th, 2011 [with] Solo. [weather] Great walking weather...sunny & bright but not too hot. - Walked this the day after completing the Northern Fells; Bannerdale Crags, Blencathra, Mungrisdale Common, Souther Fell & Bowscale Fell. A bit tight & sore but too nice a day to pass up a walk.

Darren Gallagher bagged Great Mell Fell on March 13th, 2012 [from/via/route] Watermillock

Katherine Bonner, Neil Smith, Patrick Rogozinski, Andrew Thornton, Andrew Martin, Adrian Roberts, Dale Sexton, Melanie Dunn, Wendy Sockett, Jane Wilkinson, Julie Hill, Victoria Bates, David Butterfield, David Kelley, Jenny Godfrey, David Kelley, Mike Walker, Peter Clark, Jo Dixon, Teresa Lowery, Jonathan Tobin, Louise Sandwith, David Shaw, John Walter, David Laws, Adam Beeby, Tom Mcbeath, Raymond Barnett, Paul Woodburn, Patricia Dilley, Simon Duerden, Colin Egan, Simon Kirkbride, Paul Booth, Tim Riley, Louis Smith, Linda Mckeogh, Jeanette Coward, Sarah Lowe, Trevor Williams, Rob Barklamb, Paul Henderson, John Cuthbert, Jacqui Smith, Stephen Millington, Andy Nicholls, Ray O'hara and Stephen Littlewood have all walked, climbed & bagged Great Mell Fell.

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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)

Great Mell Fell from Little Mell Fell

Great Mell Fell from Little Mell Fell

Photo: Stephen Dawson (36)

Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag) from Great Mell Fell

Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag) from Great Mell Fell

Photo: David Hayter (213)

Great Mell Fell and Little Mell Fell from Hallin Fell

Great Mell Fell and Little Mell Fell from Hallin Fell

Photo: Chris Brankin (14)

Little Mell Fell from Great Mell Fell

Little Mell Fell from Great Mell Fell

Photo: Stephen Dawson (37)

Great Mell Fell summit cairn and post

Great Mell Fell summit cairn and post

Photo: Christine Shepherd (884)

Fell ponies on Great Mell Fell

Fell ponies on Great Mell Fell

Photo: Christine Shepherd (885)

Path to Great Mell Fell near Matterdale End

Path to Great Mell Fell near Matterdale End

Photo: David Hayter (211)

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)

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 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)

Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag) Summit and Great Mell Fell

Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag) Summit and Great Mell Fell

Photo: David Hayter (209)

Great Mell Fell summit cairn

Great Mell Fell summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (499)

*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)


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