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).




Peak Bagging Statistics for 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

The highest point of this walk is Mellbreak at 512m (1680ft). Mellbreak is classified as a Wainwright (No. 168). Mellbreak is also known as an English Dewey (156th in England, 356th in England & Wales)Mellbreak is classified as a Marilyn (75th highest in England, 956th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Mellbreak (North Top), 509m (1671ft). Mellbreak (North Top) is also known as an English Dewey (163rd in England, 372nd in England & Wales)

You will also reach the summit of Hen Comb, 509m (1670ft). Hen Comb is classified as a Wainwright (No. 171). Hen Comb is also known as an English Dewey (164th in England, 373rd in England & Wales)


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 OL4
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 89
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


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

In no particular order . . .

Whiteside from Fellbarrow

Whiteside from Fellbarrow

Photo: David Hayter (155)

The cairn on the summit of High Rigg

The cairn on the summit of High Rigg

Photo: Christine Shepherd (509)

Grasmoor summit from Mellbreak

Grasmoor summit from Mellbreak

Photo: David Hayter (121)

Burnbank Fell across Loweswater

Burnbank Fell across Loweswater

Photo: David Hayter (153)

*Red Pike, Black Crag, Pillar and Looking Stead from Mosedale, Wasdale

*Red Pike, Black Crag, Pillar and Looking Stead from Mosedale, Wasdale

Photo: Wayne Hill (6)

Early morning mist catches the low light on Crummock Water with the towering Grasmoor beyond

Early morning mist catches the low light on Crummock Water with the towering Grasmoor beyond

Photo: Andy Malcolm (113)

Crummock Water South shore

Crummock Water South shore

Photo: David Hayter (122)

Great Bourne from Hen Comb

Great Bourne from Hen Comb

Photo: Gerry Ball (37)

Loweswater with Fellbarrow and Low Fell from Hen Comb

Loweswater with Fellbarrow and Low Fell from Hen Comb

Photo: Gerry Ball (35)

Whiteside (Crummock) (centre left) and Grasmoor (centre right) and the shoulder of Mellbreak (far right) from above High Nook Farm, Loweswater

Whiteside (Crummock) (centre left) and Grasmoor (centre right) and the shoulder of Mellbreak (far right) from above High Nook Farm, Loweswater

Photo: Raymond Brown (31)


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