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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
Grid ref:NY 39681 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 937 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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 Swinburn’s Park. Ascent of Airy Crag from Shooting Lodge. Return via Kirksty Brow to The Hause.raymooremanx14/10/2018
(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
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
From Brownrigg Farm. Sunny, hazy.Fell_wanderer03/06/2018
combined with little mellJephcote8301/06/2018
Run up from Quiet Side campsite. It was a misty mild morning with no breeze. It was a routine run to the National Trust sign. In stead of going through the gate I followed the track West eventually coming to a no access wood. To avoid the wood I headed North through a field on to the open fell. It was extremely steep through the woods and bracken. Once through the bracken it was easier. Summit was in mist and marked by a small cairn. I headed back East on the path which was a lot easier. I passed through some windswept and stunted conifers before descending steeply to the National Trust sign. Once on the road it was an easy slow run back to the campsite. Time taken 1 hour 45 minutes for 8 miles. I heard the Cuckoo. I saw a superb Red Squirrel and got close to it. I also saw the usual Skylarks and Pipits along with a pair of Bullfinches some Siskins and the commoner species.isabelle31/05/2018
With Deb Conlin. Evening walk after work. 47 mph winds and very wet and muddy.jonesj223/04/2018
Time approximateDebconlin23/04/2018
Me and Tommy snow windPaul Beard18/03/2018
With SR on way home from Keswick from land nr farm.Frank26/02/2018
With little mell fell with PeterInez25/02/2018
Straight up and downCyclistno118/02/2018
Clear, windy winter day with snow underfoot but winds and clear skies. Quick 3.5 mile circular walk from the parking spot on the lane and back through the woods.Lazylizzie11/02/2018
With Evan, Sail, Danu & Alfie.Dangerous Dave04/02/2018
First ascent of the year.jenx29/01/2018
1/9 (Great Mell Fell/Gobarrow Fell (Wainwright Summit)/Gobarrow Fell/Gobarrow Park/Green Hill (Gobarrow Park)/Great Meldrum/Little Meldrum/Dunmallet(Dunmallard Hill)/HeughScar Hill)Fergalh25/11/2017
From Brownrigg Farmafoster19/11/2017
Following on from Little mell with Delva. Came back down the path back to the National Trust signed gate - not to be recommended after rain as it was very muddy & boggy in places and very slipperyNeilb05/10/2017
Ascended from brownrigg farm..billames11/09/2017
From track end at south/south east of fell. Path trough woodland out onto hillside. Fine early morning views.N.Morters31/08/2017
Expertly guided by Nordicstar, Jenx and Bryher. Nice hill, with very fine viewsGill31/08/2017
With Gill, Jenx and Bryher from the lane, back down through the bracken everglades direct to FP and then car. Probably Bryher's 6th ascent...nordicstar31/08/2017
One of many times up this hill this year. With Gill,Rick and Bryher.jenx31/08/2017
Walked up from Brownrigg Farm with Lisa, Henry, Maisie, Lisa &Jez Grice, Daisy, Alice & Murphy.Stu Percival28/08/2017
Ascended from gate near track on south of fell . through the woodland . Retraced steps on decent .Haygalzer27/08/2017
Started from small layby near Brownrigg Farm - circuited east side then up to the summit(all on its own this hill but fab views including our next challenge High Pike & Curruck Hill to the north) Dropped to the north and then circuited back west to the car.briandavies26/08/2017
With maidinthenorth to accompany me. My first Wainwright!Toby.the.springer11/08/2017
Lovely sunny walk up little and great mell fells, with DJI and the Stitches and the Myatts.JHerbert16/07/2017
Started from Brown Ridge Farm about 12.30pm,sunny breezy day.Reasonably easy ascent for which I was grateful after poor night's sleep and long drive to Patterdale. Descent north side extremely steep and tricky. Final mile around base was very boggy-surprised a young deer in woods-so, all in all, glad to finish.Peak Rambler02/07/2017
Fine Hill - Solo after tackling its little sister.JohnIvor09/06/2017
From 407246 up path through National Trust land.NormanW04/06/2017
First time for Bryher up Great Mell, won't be the lastnordicstar30/04/2017