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Name:Great Mell Fell
Hill number:2583
Height:537m / 1762ft
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Eastern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington), Catchment Boundaries, Eden (Carlisle)
Watershed:Solway Firth
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Wainwright,
Birkett, Synge, Fellranger, Clem
Grid ref:NY 39682 25367
Summit feature:cairn
Col:339m  NY392246  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL5S
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 1055 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Nice treeselectricratman08/07/2020
Usual route up from roadside parking area to the SE. With Alfie. W 28 Rnd 6Dangerous Dave29/06/2020
Wild horses, carried Fred upLaurainthelakes13/03/2020
Carried up. Wild horses, walked around at the top, big stick and views of a snowy BlencathraFred Averill13/03/2020
With the familyChopperbrown19/02/2020
Snow on top today. The ponies looked beautiful against the white fell backdrop. With B.jenx13/02/2020
Pretty blowy at times, then calm again. Horses and interesting windblown trees on SE slopes. Down past Brownrigg Farm, across the floating bog (NOT advised), up Little Mell, then towards Gowbarrow on forestry track, got chased by a grouse. Lovely day.Ellie's Hills07/02/2020
No views low mistNozzer21/01/2020
Nice and clear with lovely views of a snow sprinkled Blencathra. See for blog and route details.Jimearl619/01/2020
Great Mell Fell.sms.3703/01/2020
Morning walk with M, T and A by the main path.Mark Jackson27/12/2019
With Geoff & Caroline.Mountainhikes14/11/2019
Damp in the valley,frosty on top. No view.Play2End14/11/2019
The Hause > Little Mell Fell > Great Mell Fell > Gowbarrow > Great Meldrum > Little Meldrum > Watermillock Fell > The Hausejohnkaysleftleg12/10/2019
From Brownrigg Farm NY 40743 24672briandiggle11/10/2019
With K. Usual route clockwise at first then good path up. Wet day.Ashley01/10/2019
Enroute to Ali'sMountain Goat09/09/2019
We parked at the lane up to the start of the walk and headed up over the gate. this path is muddy and starts a gradual ascent which steepens up through very long bracken. We descended straight dwon the nose which is easier and takes you back along the lane. With Richie.Zoe Little07/09/2019
30 degree heat today so quite a slog to the top, was glad of the shade of the trees at intervals. Lovely views of Blencathra and Sharp Edge.Delta6825/08/2019
A long and tiring walk for me as I'm only 9. With my grandad jonglew, dad and brother. We looked for the buried block at the top of the hill, but didn't find it.williamglew30/07/2019
With Kevin and GusAbiD27/07/2019
Mini-hill bagging day, solorichardsun30/06/2019
With LP doing second ascents.wombourne01/06/2019
Pretty going up through the woodland, alive with birdsong.jenx18/05/2019
Between pints at The Troutbeck Inn.summitter19/04/2019
Second round of Wainwrights. Walked with Lindsey in sunny weather on way from WK to Keswick. Parked near Brownrigg Farm south-east of the hill, followed farm track 300 metres to a stile; crossed it then followed clear trod to summit.Skip219/04/2019
Second visit to Great Mell. Brownrigg Farm, farm track 300 metres then followed trod to summit. With Lindsey, sunny day.Skip19/04/2019
With CPgarth8702/04/2019
tired legs - felt heavy today.Dave Sargent07/03/2019
Solo. Little Mell Fell, then Great Mell Fell. From The Hause.ADT24/02/2019
First time up for all of us this year. Mist and wind at the top.jenx12/01/2019
Grey day with Jenx and Bryher. Up through woods to East, wind blasted over the top. Cairn in need of a rebuild, obligednordicstar12/01/2019
Grace Sam n jostuduncan05/01/2019
With Sam we started at Brownrigg Farm and followed the path straight up and back down the other side. Good simple walk, only a couple of miles, just over an hour.Mozzer31/12/2018
From NY 40713 24704, out and back.screeleep28/12/2018
Took Marley up for his Birthday walk.Mark T23/11/2018
From track opposite Brownrigg Farm. Biting wind from S so descended NW circling round the hill back to the start. With S.webmaster31/10/2018
Walk up before flying dayRVFoster28/10/2018
Climbed Great Mell Fell from road near Brownrigg Farm, returning via Routing Gill. On to Little Mell Fell via Brownrigg Farm and Green Barn and The Hause. Returning to road the same way and following road to Cove. Follow footpath beneath Priest Crag via Little Meldrum and Swinburnís Park. Ascent of Airy Crag from Shooting Lodge. Return via Kirksty Brow to The Hause.raymooremanx14/10/2018
Day trip. Blowing a gale. Nice views but easier ascent via S route or staying on the path from N. Cutting through the trees was a bit of a bog.Tom D06/10/2018
(Walkers with) Torun Mcmoran, Layna Mcmoran, Caitlin Powell (Parking/start point) Roadside Brownrigg Farm - Great Mell Fell - Browrigg Farm.redbob16/09/2018
Beautiful day! What a much maligned 'little fell. Fabulous views and those amazing white horses.apshepherd05/09/2018
With G. Great Mell Fell & Little Mell FellRT197022/08/2018
Route: Road near Brownrigg Farm - Routing Gill - Great Mell Fell - road. Stats: 57mins, 3.5km, 292m ascent. Weather: sunny, but clammy. Notes: ascent through woodland & fern bushes, descent onto farm track, encountered horses at summit.millionmts21/08/2018
good walkhikester21/08/2018
Walked little Mell fell and great mell fell on a clear, blue skied morning in summer 2018, with great views on to most of the lake districtJoel45109/08/2018
Second ascentPeteF24/07/2018
With JGCW24/07/2018
Track then signposted path from small parking area across from Brownrigg.AndrewFinnimore02/07/2018