Walk c421 Mellbreak and Hen Comb from Loweswater

Short ridge ascent (scramble) to fine views


Route outline for walk c421:

Maggie's Bridge (Loweswater)  -  Loweswater  -  Kirkgate Farm  -  Raven Crag  -  White Crag  -  Mellbreak (North Top)  -  Mellbreak  -  Mosedale Beck (Loweswater)  -  Thrang Crags  -  Hen Comb  -  Little Dodd (Loweswater Fell)  -  Mosedale Beck (Loweswater)  -  Kirkgate Farm  -  Loweswater  -  Maggie's Bridge (Loweswater)




Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
0
English
Mountains
Wainwright
2
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
0
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
3
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Mellbreak at 512m (1680ft). Mellbreak is classified as an Wainwright (No. 168). Mellbreak is also known as an English Dewey (156th highest in England, 358th in England & Wales) and an English Marilyn (75th highest in England, 962nd highest in the UK).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Mellbreak (North Top) at 509m (1671ft). Mellbreak (North Top) is also known as an English Dewey (162nd highest in England, 373rd in England & Wales) The summit of Mellbreak (North Top) is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

You will also reach the summit of Hen Comb at 509m (1670ft). Hen Comb is classified as an Wainwright (No. 171). Hen Comb is also known as an English Dewey (163rd highest in England, 374th in England & Wales)


You can find more walks near this one 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):

OL4 The English Lakes - North Western area


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

89 West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c421 Mellbreak and Hen Comb from Loweswater

In no particular order . . .

Walk c421 Mellbreak and Hen Comb from Loweswater - Hen Comb summit cairn with Mellbreak and Crummock Water beyond

Hen Comb summit cairn with Mellbreak and Crummock Water beyond

Photo: Raymond Brown (47)

Walk c421 Mellbreak and Hen Comb from Loweswater - Crummock Water and Buttermere with Grasmoor (far left), Robinson, Hindscarth and Dale Head (left), Fleetwith Pike (centre) and Red Pike (Buttermere) (far right) from Mellbreak

Crummock Water and Buttermere with Grasmoor (far left), Robinson, Hindscarth and Dale Head (left), Fleetwith Pike (centre) and Red Pike (Buttermere) (far right) from Mellbreak

Photo: Andy Malcolm (115)

Walk c421 Mellbreak and Hen Comb from Loweswater - Robinson and Buttermere from Mellbreak

Robinson and Buttermere from Mellbreak

Photo: David Hayter (118)

Walk c421 Mellbreak and Hen Comb from Loweswater - Mellbreak from Mellbreak (North Top) with Red Pike beyond

Mellbreak from Mellbreak (North Top) with Red Pike beyond

Photo: David Hayter (116)

Walk c421 Mellbreak and Hen Comb from Loweswater - The Path to Hen Comb from Loweswater

The Path to Hen Comb from Loweswater

Photo: David Hayter (373)

Walk c421 Mellbreak and Hen Comb from Loweswater - Hen Comb summit cairn

Hen Comb summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (843)

Walk c421 Mellbreak and Hen Comb from Loweswater - Wonky stile on the route up Eagle Crag

Wonky stile on the route up Eagle Crag

Photo: Christine Shepherd (845)

Walk c421 Mellbreak and Hen Comb from Loweswater - Frozen path on Mellbreak North end

Frozen path on Mellbreak North end

Photo: David Hayter (123)

Walk c421 Mellbreak and Hen Comb from Loweswater - Mellbreak from the Kirkstile Inn car park at Loweswater

Mellbreak from the Kirkstile Inn car park at Loweswater

Photo: Christine Shepherd (17)

Walk c421 Mellbreak and Hen Comb from Loweswater - Great Bourne from Hen Comb

Great Bourne from Hen Comb

Photo: Gerry Ball (37)

Walk c421 Mellbreak and Hen Comb from Loweswater - Paragliding from Mellbreak

Paragliding from Mellbreak

Photo: David Hayter (117)

Walk c421 Mellbreak and Hen Comb from Loweswater - Mosedale Beck (Loweswater)

Mosedale Beck (Loweswater)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (844)

Walk c421 Mellbreak and Hen Comb from Loweswater - Mellbreak Summit cairn

Mellbreak Summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (528)

Walk c421 Mellbreak and Hen Comb from Loweswater - Loweswater from Mellbreak

Loweswater from Mellbreak

Photo: David Hayter (115)

Walk c421 Mellbreak and Hen Comb from Loweswater - Robinson (left), Buttermere and Red Pike (Buttermere) from Hen Comb

Robinson (left), Buttermere and Red Pike (Buttermere) from Hen Comb

Photo: Raymond Brown (46)

Walk c421 Mellbreak and Hen Comb from Loweswater - Hen Comb summit cairn . . .

Hen Comb summit cairn . . .

Photo: Christine Shepherd (508)

Walk c421 Mellbreak and Hen Comb from Loweswater - Burnbank Fell across Loweswater

Burnbank Fell across Loweswater

Photo: David Hayter (153)

Walk c421 Mellbreak and Hen Comb from Loweswater - Grasmoor summit from Mellbreak

Grasmoor summit from Mellbreak

Photo: David Hayter (121)

Walk c421 Mellbreak and Hen Comb from Loweswater - Hen Comb from Whiteoak Moss

Hen Comb from Whiteoak Moss

Photo: Christine Shepherd (842)

Walk c421 Mellbreak and Hen Comb from Loweswater - Mellbreak from near Maggie s Bridge, Loweswater

Mellbreak from near Maggie s Bridge, Loweswater

Photo: Raymond Brown (30)


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