Walk c309 Great Mell Fell, Little Mell Fell and Gowbarrow Fell

Three remote Wainwrights in a single walk


Route outline for walk c309:

- Brownrigg Farm  -   Great Mell Fell  -   Greenrow Great Barn  -   Lowthwaite  -   Little Mell Fell  -   The Hause  -   Underwood  -   Cove Park Campsite  -   Watermillock  -   Priest's Crag  -   Great Meldrum  -   Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)  -   Norman Crag  -   Ulcat Row  -   Matterdale End  -   Brownrigg Farm.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
0
English
Mountains
Wainwright
3
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
0
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
2
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
2
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

The highest point of this walk is Great Mell Fell at 537m (1762ft). Great Mell Fell is classified as a Wainwright (No. 154). Great Mell Fell is also known as an English Dewey (98th in England, 228th in England & Wales)Great Mell Fell is classified as a Marilyn (67th highest in England, 898th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Little Mell Fell, 505m (1657ft). Little Mell Fell is classified as a Wainwright (No. 173). Little Mell Fell is also known as an English Dewey (172nd in England, 397th in England & Wales)Little Mell Fell is classified as a Marilyn (77th highest in England, 978th highest in the UK).

You will also reach the summit of Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag), 481m (1579ft). Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag) is classified as a Wainwright (No. 181).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL5
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c309 Great Mell Fell, Little Mell Fell and Gowbarrow Fell

In no particular order . . .

Little Mell Fell from Great Mell Fell

Little Mell Fell from Great Mell Fell

Photo: Stephen Dawson (37)

360 degree panorama taken from the top of Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)

360 degree panorama taken from the top of Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)

Photo: Chris Brankin (25)

On Little Mell Fell summit

On Little Mell Fell summit

Photo: David Baines (3)

Little Mell Fell summit Trig Point

Little Mell Fell summit Trig Point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (537)

Calf Crag from Green Burn in Greenburn Bottom

Calf Crag from Green Burn in Greenburn Bottom

Photo: David Baines (4)

Ullswater and Patterdale from the lower slopes of Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)

Ullswater and Patterdale from the lower slopes of Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)

Photo: Robert Hall (29)

Ullswater and Hallin Fell from Little Mell Fell

Ullswater and Hallin Fell from Little Mell Fell

Photo: Stephen Dawson (35)

Helm Crag from the path from Allan Bank to Silver How

Helm Crag from the path from Allan Bank to Silver How

Photo: David Baines (12)

Little Mell Fell from Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)

Little Mell Fell from Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)

Photo: David Hayter (208)

The Trig Point on the summit of Helvellyn

The Trig Point on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (532)

*Place Fell, Ullswater and Glencoyne Park from Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)

*Place Fell, Ullswater and Glencoyne Park from Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (81)

The much smaller upper waterfall at Aira Point, High Force (Aira Force)

The much smaller upper waterfall at Aira Point, High Force (Aira Force)

Photo: David Hayter (210)

Stream at Collier Hagg (Gowbarrow Fell)

Stream at Collier Hagg (Gowbarrow Fell)

Photo: Jamie Magee (6)

Gayle Beck in the centre of Hawes

Gayle Beck in the centre of Hawes

Photo: Robert Hall (30)

Gowbarrow Fell Summit

Gowbarrow Fell Summit

Photo: Jamie Magee (4)

Swinburn's Park, Watermillock and Ullswater from Yew Crag (Gowbarrow Fell)

Swinburn's Park, Watermillock and Ullswater from Yew Crag (Gowbarrow Fell)

Photo: Jamie Magee (9)

Ullswater and Patterdale from Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)

Ullswater and Patterdale from Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)

Photo: Stephen Collins (42)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

Trees in Whinlatter Forest

Trees in Whinlatter Forest

Photo: David Hayter (216)

Blencathra from High Rigg

Blencathra from High Rigg

Photo: Stephen Dawson (38)

*Ullswater from Bonscale Pike

*Ullswater from Bonscale Pike

Photo: Andy Malcolm (82)

Shooting lodge below Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)

Shooting lodge below Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)

Photo: David Hayter (207)

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)

My little boy Marc on Gowbarrow Fell

My little boy Marc on Gowbarrow Fell

Photo: Jamie Magee (12)

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

Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag) summit

Photo: Stephen Collins (41)

East from the lower slopes of Gowbarrow Fell

East from the lower slopes of Gowbarrow Fell

Photo: Jamie Magee (5)

Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag) from Great Mell Fell

Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag) from Great Mell Fell

Photo: David Hayter (213)

Harrison Stickle summit cairn complete with post

Harrison Stickle summit cairn complete with post

Photo: Christine Shepherd (500)

Watson's Dodd, Great Dodd and Clough Head and Dockray from Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)

Watson's Dodd, Great Dodd and Clough Head and Dockray from Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)

Photo: Stephen Collins (40)

The head of the Grisedale Valley with Dollywaggon Pike to the left, High Crag, Nethermost Pike and then Helvellyn (far right) from near Brownend Plantation

The head of the Grisedale Valley with Dollywaggon Pike to the left, High Crag, Nethermost Pike and then Helvellyn (far right) from near Brownend Plantation

Photo: Mike Renny (4)

Climbing up the edge of Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag) high above the North Western shores of Ullswater.

Climbing up the edge of Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag) high above the North Western shores of Ullswater.

Photo: Mike Renny (3)

Ullswater from Yew Crag (Gowbarrow Fell) with Arthur's Pike and Bonscale Pike beyond

Ullswater from Yew Crag (Gowbarrow Fell) with Arthur's Pike and Bonscale Pike beyond

Photo: Jamie Magee (10)

Ullswater Steamer from Yew Crag (Gowbarrow Fell)

Ullswater Steamer from Yew Crag (Gowbarrow Fell)

Photo: Jamie Magee (8)

Gowbarrow Fell summit Trig Point

Gowbarrow Fell summit Trig Point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (531)

The summit cairn on Fleetwith Pike

The summit cairn on Fleetwith Pike

Photo: Christine Shepherd (538)

Ullswater from Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)

Ullswater from Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)

Photo: Gerry Ball (32)

Clough Head and the Dodds from Little Mell Fell

Clough Head and the Dodds from Little Mell Fell

Photo: David Hayter (204)

Great Mell Fell from Little Mell Fell

Great Mell Fell from Little Mell Fell

Photo: Stephen Dawson (36)

Ullswater from Green Hill (Gowbarrow Fell)

Ullswater from Green Hill (Gowbarrow Fell)

Photo: David Hayter (212)

Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag) summit

Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag) summit

Photo: Robert Hall (28)

Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag) Summit and Great Mell Fell

Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag) Summit and Great Mell Fell

Photo: David Hayter (209)

Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) and Sharp Edge from Little Mell Fell

Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) and Sharp Edge from Little Mell Fell

Photo: Brian Tyler (1)

360 degree panorama taken from the top of Troutbeck Tongue

360 degree panorama taken from the top of Troutbeck Tongue

Photo: Chris Brankin (26)

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)

East from Collier Hagg (Gowbarrow Fell)

East from Collier Hagg (Gowbarrow Fell)

Photo: Jamie Magee (7)

Great Mell Fell summit cairn

Great Mell Fell summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (499)

On Causey Pike summit

On Causey Pike summit

Photo: Gerry Ball (33)

Path to Great Mell Fell near Matterdale End

Path to Great Mell Fell near Matterdale End

Photo: David Hayter (211)

*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)

Striding Edge and Helvellyn (in mist) with Birkhouse Moor in front, Catstycam and Sheffield Pike from Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)

Striding Edge and Helvellyn (in mist) with Birkhouse Moor in front, Catstycam and Sheffield Pike from Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)

Photo: Gerry Ball (31)

*Looking across St John's in the Vale to Blencathra

*Looking across St John's in the Vale to Blencathra

Photo: Andy Malcolm (79)

Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag) summit Trig Point

Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag) summit Trig Point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (721)

Watermillock Church from below Priest' s Crag

Watermillock Church from below Priest' s Crag

Photo: David Hayter (206)

Blencathra from Little Mell Fell

Blencathra from Little Mell Fell

Photo: Gerry Ball (30)

Ullswater from Hind Crag (Gowbarrow Fell)

Ullswater from Hind Crag (Gowbarrow Fell)

Photo: Jamie Magee (11)


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