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Name:Mellbreak [Mellbreak South Top]
Hill number:2479
Height:512m / 1680ft
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Wainwright,
Birkett, Synge, Fellranger
(Ma,Hu,Tu,5,Dew,W,B,Sy,Fel)
Grid ref:NY 14843 18613
Summit feature:small cairn on flat rock
Drop:260m
Col:252m  NY143173  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89
(1:25k) OL4S
Observations:cairn described by Wainwright no longer present but may have been on small rocky outcrop 55m S at NY 14839 18558; this is 2m lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 738 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Colin. A very windy and rainy evening with clouds down to 500/600m.jonesj213/06/2018
Ascended from Loweswater, kirkhead.billames04/06/2018
Mellbreak and Hen Comb with Don Munro next door. Up the north face of Mellbreak, what a cracking little ascent that is, over the tops and down the other side to the path that cuts across to the back of Hen Comb, small slog up and over this. Lucky with weather, bit hazy, superb views of Buttermere, Grasmoor, over to the giants at the back and side of Buttermere, couldnít see out to sea though. Overall a lovely jaunt, 2 more Wís and 5 Bís.Mark T31/05/2018
(Walkers with) Torun Mcmoran, Layna Mcmoran, Tomasz (Parking/start point) Red Phone box Loweswater - Low Park - Mellbreak North Top - Mellbreak South Top - Scale Beck - Low Ling Crag - Iron Stone - Muncaster House - Loweswater.redbob16/05/2018
Mellbreak the Return. After a memorable day in the Loweswater hills three years ago I returned with Mark hoping for a better day. Walking from Maggies Wood car park, the steep climb up to Mellbreak was in sunshine retracing our steps and dropping down to cross Mosedale Beck to tackle Hen Comb head on. As we approached the summit the rain started and as we climbed Gavel Fell it was getting quite breezy. Glad to stop for lunch in the shelter on Blake Fell before we carried on to the still uninspiring 'top' of Burnbanks Fell. Weather improved on the descent to Holme Wood and the car and a welcome pint in front of the log fire at the Kirkstile InnPhilip A03/05/2018
with JGCW01/05/2018
as part of GL3Djwbellarby01/05/2018
Parked at Maggies bridge Mellbreak, Hen Comb, Gavel Fell, Blake Fell, Burbank Fell.Stu Percival26/04/2018
From Waterend ascent of Burnhank Fell, via Hudson Place. On to Blake Fell and Gavel Fell and Hen Comb. Descent into Mosedale and ascent of Mellbreak via Mosedale Holly Tree. Descent to Loweswater via Mellbreak (North Peak) and White Crag, and back to Waterend.raymooremanx11/03/2018
From Loweswater. With LP and SH.wombourne20/02/2018
Start ~ 149214, NT Car park. Walked through Loweswater village before heading straight up the North ridge of Melbreak on a steep but good path. Continued to the south top before returning to Mosedale. River was to high to continue to Hen Comb. With Wombourne & Lynette.steve hudson20/02/2018
eyenose16/02/2018
Mellbreak and Hen Coombe from Maggie's Bridge car-park. Horrible scree track up White Crag onto Mellbreak south summit. Back tracked to the saddle dropping down into Mosedale. Saw the Mosedale Holly Tree. Followed the track south to just beyond Thrang Crags where I turned to climb Hen Comb. The weather deteriorated at this point have walked for the past 1.5 hours in hail and snow I decided to bail [missing out Gavel, Blake & Burnbank Fells] returning to the north. Returned to the car via the track through High Nook Farm.Butty14/01/2018
with Larissa and Richardian499301/11/2017
Anti-clockwise circuit from Maggie's Bridge with Jim, Jus & Cat. Approached from the path up the southern end - bit of a slog along the valley to get there from Floutern Comb. Summit a little nicer than the grassy bumps earlier in the day, although the northern Melbreak top is better.wheresthepath23/09/2017
2mFM Sota Activation with 2E0MIXPetem0hqo12/09/2017
From Loweswater car park out to Mosedale then up steep flank in middle of hill. Out to north top then over higher south top and off by south ridge (views are spectacular) before retuning by Mosedale. Fine mornings work.SS02/09/2017
Solo walk from Maggie's Bridge car park, Loweswater - Burnbank Fell - Blake Fell - Gavel Fell - Hen Comb - MELLBREAK, south and north tops - Wainwright 115Nutty02/09/2017
Buttermere - Loweswater - Mellbreak - Scale Force - Buttermeretwg2730/08/2017
Kirkstile Inn - Mellbreak N Top - Mellbreak - Scale Knott - return along MosedaleMark Jackson16/08/2017
With Steve MarchEllie's Hills04/08/2017
Parked at Maggies Bridge car park and then walked around on the road and track to the north end of the hill. Hadn't done my homework so didn't know if there was a route up from the north so came around to the east and found a decent path up. Went to the south top then along the ridge to the north top then back down the way I had gone up.Father Ted25/07/2017
Alone part of Mellbreak, Hencomb, Gavel Fell, Blake Fell and Burnbank Fell.rattymeister11/07/2017
Up from Buttermere NT car park via Scales Bridge, Scale Force and Scale Knott. No cairn at top, just a single large stone on grass mound near rock outcrop, which someone probably correctly has assumed is marginally higher. Quick chat to two folks at top then onto North top on good ridge path.Hillsidenick09/07/2017
Straight up from Kirkstile inn. Nice scree slope.electricratman07/07/2017
Wet, on Saunders after retiring with rucksack under my arm.davechaffey01/07/2017
From Kirkstile Inn via N Top - nice scramble. With PGJohnIvor04/06/2017
Long walk from Buttermere - Mellbreak, Hen, Burnbank, Blake, Gavelrichardsun26/05/2017
From the Kirkstile Inn.crax7321/05/2017
Lowers water fells today Mell break, Hen Comb, Gavel Fell, Blake Fell & Burnbank Fell With an extra loop over Carling Knott and Loweswater End 12.7 milesTobo196921/05/2017
From Loweswater Scramble up Mellbreak North Then on to Mellbreak South Hen Comb Gavel Fell Blake Fell Detour via Carling Knott Loweswater End Back to Burnbank Fell Descent through bluebell wood to Kirkstile InnWifey201621/05/2017
Solo fell before doing Fellbarrow and Low Fellnolan15/05/2017
Solo, visited both Wainwright and summit (55m apart)dentalchimp07/05/2017
Kirkhead (Loweswater) - Mellbreak - Scale Force - back along shore of Crummockmnph18/04/2017
First of five tops reached whilst walking the 10 mile Loweswarer fells route from Stuart Marshalls book Walking the Wainwrights. Start from the National trust car park at Maggie bridge just west of Loweswater village.WAYNE ROWLETT02/04/2017
Parking area just beyond Church Bridge at 141208 (Space for 6 cars) - S. along bridleway to gate & then path up through trees - Continued up steep, well-worn path to N. Top & then along ridge to summit rock - Scale Knott - Floutern Cop - Banna Fell E. Top. (S)gerrybowes08/11/2016
With Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave23/10/2016
Mellbreak-Hen Comb circuit from Maggie's BridgeAjm031001/10/2016
From Loweswater Village NY 140 209Westdenewalker12/09/2016
Mellbreak-Red Pike-Starling Dodd-Great Borne-Hen Comb solorobba_wag29/08/2016
From Lowewater with L on a beautiful summer's morning under blue sky with the sun in our eyes -the towering iconic peak could dreamily be likened to the Wetterhorn above Grinlewald on a minature scale. We tried to tackle / scramble ropeless up the deep gully up the nose to the left of the path but after a brief bout of awkward wedging up steep slime and vegetation sense prevailed and we retreated down and across to the path before we got over committed. With a rope ..? Flies infesting heathery top plagued our sandwich stop. Then along to main peak slightly higher S top which as Wainwright says nobody would mind if it swapped status with the better positioned N top. Must try Wainwrights ascent through the crags from Crummock Water sometime. Returned same way back down N ridge.Chris Pearson27/08/2016
Late start at 3.30pm so no chance of Hen Comb too. Seriously steep up the nose from Loweswater but wonderful weather and a brew of the same name to compensate on our returnjpitches15/08/2016
Lynn Parkinderek_74430/07/2016
Loweswater circular - Pete Griffith's Wainwright completion hill.Smudge23/07/2016
Walked as part of Stuart Marshals Loweswater Fells route. Mellbreak, Hen Comb, Gavel Fell, Blake Fell & Burnbank Fell.StuP22/07/2016
Nic & NedNicola & Stuart15/07/2016
Loweswater - Mellbreak - Scale Force - Starling Dodd - Great Borne - Floutern Tarn - Mosedale - Loweswaterdanthwaites26/06/2016
DHMR Buttermere Horseshoe Fell RaceLittledave25/06/2016
From Buttermere YHA with MM.robertgn16/06/2016
Circuit from Buttermere, taking in Red Pike, High Stile and Mellbreak. Route and write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/red-pike-high-stile-and-mellbreak.htmlGayle07/06/2016