Name:Mellbreak [Mellbreak South Top]
Hill number:2479
Height:511.1m / 1677ft
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Western Fells
Catchment:Derwent (Workington)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Wainwright,
Birkett, Synge, Fellranger, Clem
Grid ref:NY 14843 18613
Summit feature:flat rock
Col:252.1m  NY 1425 1737  
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 which is 1.3m lower; ground 10m E is of similar height
Survey:Abney level
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from Loweswaterholtsd06/05/2024
Last day of weekend away with Grannie and Bumper staying at Mockerkin.danwalker115008/04/2024
Wild Camp near the summitPaul_142_uk25/03/2024
Start at Loweswater - Ascent to Mellbreak saddle via Mosedale then North top then South top back via Ennerdalebenarbia no 323/03/2024
Parked at Maggies Bridge. Appears to be parking at the hotel. Round the west side of the hill, and up to the bealaich. Main top first.iangalbraith04/03/2024
Parked at Maggies Bridge. The round of Mellbreak North and South Tops, Hen Comb, Floutern Cop, Banna Fell E Top, Gavel Fell, Blake Fell and Burnbank Fell. Cloudy day with some sun but chilly NE wind. Some snow left on the top of Blake Fell from the weekend but surrounding higher hills looked impressive - across to Grasmoor and Red Pike/High Stile. Worth mentioning the good track not on the map heading off NE from Burnbank that curls N to meet up with the bw below and facilitate a more direct return to Maggies Bridge. Solorichard6903/03/2024
On first day of holiday, replacing Great gable due to low clouds. Parked near Kirkstone Inn, and up both tops with all the family.Ham and Skate31/10/2023
A round of the Loweswater Fells from Maggies Bridge, visiting Mellbreak (both tops), Scale Knott, Hen Comb, Floutern Cop, Banna Fell (E Top), Gavel Fell, Blake Fell, Carling Knott, and Burnbank Fell. A lovely autumn day, with the Buttermere area getting the best of the sunny weather, most of the Lakeland Fells were capped with mist. 23km with 1200m ascent taking me 8 hours.silverwolf_alan27/10/2023
10.2 miles 3263ft walk ,start at Maggies Bridge NT carpark, to Gavel Fell, Hen Comb, Mellbreak and Floutern Cop.stephenbuda19/10/2023
Just walked Mellbreak, sat at top and just enjoyed the view down towards Buttermere. V. quiet and peaceful. Company: Soloiandesbottes16/10/2023
Bob & Duke Thursday 21st/9/2023 Z 15:25 hrs.DukeNukem21/09/2023
Curcular from Loweswater with Ringo, Bagged Burnbank, Blake, Gavel, Hen Comb and Mellbreak. Cut short due to Achilles Heel.george_herbert_16/09/2023
From Buttermere. Very wet under foot after recent heavy rain.peter4lc25/07/2023
parked in Loweswater, just below Kirkstile inn, up Mellbreak, then straight descent to Holly tree, jumped the river and took a direct route up Hen Comb Pleasant walk back along Loweswater Fellmatty1971b30/05/2023
Loweswater Fells loop picking up 5 wainwrights.atreides788701/05/2023
From Maggie's Bridge. Direct up the scree, return over Hen Comb.squeegs21/04/2023
Wainwright Walk 60: Spider (Blake Fell, Gavel Fell, Mellbreak, Hen Comb & Burnbank Fell)DavidHiner15/04/2023
R R also DPTH a bit earlier Richard Tait13/04/2023
Drove to Buttermere and parked in the national trust car park. we walked up Scale Force and then up Hen Comb fell before climbing Mellbreak fell and back to Buttermere.markm26/03/2023
Dropped at Loweswater and up and over. Mellbreak north top + South top. Wind was crazy! 5miles 1500ft elevation.nell158330/12/2022
From Loweswater village. 13.5 km, 700 m asc. Over Church Bridge and S along the Mosedale BW, crossing the beck under Thrang Crags and continuing towards Whiteoak Moss. Leave the BW and head N up to Hen Comb summit and return to the BW. Continue E to cross Black Beck and N up the ridge to Mellbreak (S summit). Drop N to the col and then steeply down W to rejoin the Mosedale BW back to Loweswater. Cold, windy, drizzle, boggy, horrible.
Little Dodd, Hen Comb, Mellbreak, Mellbreak North Top, Low Fell, Smithy Fell, Fellbarrowkeithouk30/10/2022
From Mellbreak North Toprfoster16/09/2022
Kirkstile Inn - Mellbreak - Floutern Moss - Hen Comb - Little Dodd - Kirkstile InnMountainTerrier10/09/2022
R K Superbweather Richard Tait01/03/2022
Walked up Mellbreak South Top then Hen Comb with Pete and Lizzie. Stayed at Lizzies overnight. Arghh -checked with Pete and he said only Mellbreak was a summit so we now have to go back and do Mellbreak North Top! :-(River-Girl16/10/2021
Completed with Dawn during week long holiday. Millbrook and Hen Comb circular routejester6905/09/2021
As per philip_firth. Great route but feels pretty sketchy at times to drop off Hen Comb, clamber up the slope of Mellbreak then fall off the north side but all made up for the fact you can finish in the pub. Hot and sunny and with trimarc2 & GFE. Burnbank Fell, Gavel Fell, Banna Fell, Floutern Crop, Hen Comb, Mellbreak (both tops) and finishing at Kirkstile InnFionalevey28/08/2021
Wainwright 190LANGDALE05/07/2021
From Hen Comb summit it is steep drop to Mosedale Beck and an equally steep climb the other side to the summit of Mellbreak. I opted to descent the very steep north path that ends in a a fairly treacherous scree. The reward was a short walk straight into the Kirkstile Inn at Loweswater village.philip_firth30/06/2021
See Kamoot entry for full details/gpx download:
After the steep ascent to the North Top the walk along the fell is a doddle by comparison.milimana29/04/2021
Feeling a little tired from the day before we got up at 5am and headed off stopping at Lancaster for a bacon butty at Greggs and fuel. After another stop at Rosthwaite (again) we finally got to our parking at Kirkstile inn. Bec was nervous about this one with the scree and scramble sections especially with a layer of ice over. It was very very steep and at the start hard work but very enjoyable and views to die for. The going got easier before making it to the top and the easy walk to the proper summit. On the way down the other side the views were some of the best I’ve ever seen of the lakes and surrounding fells. We took a small detour to the spectacular Scale force before following Crummock water back to the car. WHAT A WEEKEND.Scotty 2 Hotty11/04/2021
Semi icy climb..windyTheslayer25/01/2021
From the Lanthwaite wood car park on New Year’s Day - farm tracks pure ice. Straight up the steep front, then back along Crummock Water.Rockdoctor01/01/2021
Parked at Santon Bridge and walked around the edge of Crummock Water to ascend via the north face. Lots of scree to scramble but good on top. Down the south face and back via the Mosedale Tree to the Kirkstile Inn for a fishfinger sandwich and a pint. An easy 5 hours stroll.Nick11/12/2020
Easy stroll from the north top with Éire. W82 Rnd6.Dangerous Dave14/11/2020
Direct steep ascent of Mellbreak North Top from Loweswater (by phone box), Mellbreak then Scale Knott and pleasant return along the shore of Crummock WaterRobertP10/10/2020
With Bendy and Johnhollisclan25/09/2020
With Keithchristine9915/09/2020
With ChristineKeith9915/09/2020
My final Wainwright. Climbed with Sam, Skye and Lily from Buttermere. Great views but a bit too windy for the kids so didn't linger too long to celebrate!Gary Heath12/09/2020
Buttermere - Scale Beck west side -Mosedale- Great Borne-Starling Dodd- Gale fell - Scale Beck east sidebenarbia again05/09/2020
A round of the Loweswater fells to pick up the Deweys in the area. Visited Mellbreak N Top, Mellbreak S Top, Hen Comb, Floutern Cop, Banna Fell, Gavel Fell, High Pen, Blake Fell, Carling Knott, and Burnbank Fell from Maggie's Bridge, Loweswater. 21km with 1220m ascent taking 7h 20m.silveracorn_alan24/08/2020
With erniestuduncan10/08/2020
The Loweswater Fells. Mellbreak – Hen Comb – Gavel Fell – Blake Fell – Burnbank Fell.sms.3709/08/2020
date estimatedfellstoby01/01/2020
From phonebox in Loweswater, up Raven Crag to South Top and then on to Hen Comb. Glorious frosty morning with clear viewsMichaelF30/11/2019