Name:Little Mell Fell
Hill number:2598
Height:505.1m / 1657ft
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Eastern Fells
County/UA:Westmorland and Furness
Catchment:Eden (Carlisle)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Wainwright,
Birkett, Synge, Fellranger, Clem
Grid ref:NY 42324 24017
Summit feature:ground within 1m of trig point
Col:280.3m  NY 3980 2253  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL5S
Observations:ground 30m W at NY 42296 24019 & 30m WSW at NY 42300 24006 are both of similar height
Survey:Abney level
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solo walk with Jessjonsutterby7127/05/2024
A really superb viewpoint for the dramatic mountain scenery to the south and west. Have been wanting to climb this little hill for quite some time and it certainly didn't disappoint at all.Alex C07/05/2024
From The Hause, up and back.welshyboyo22/04/2024
Quick up and down from layby. 20 mins en route home from ScotlandNicky C21/04/2024
solo, in work break.Munroist393508/04/2024
Ellis' 1st WainwrightNyeBowman12/03/2024
BIrkett CLF MEL 2.Sedge16/02/2024
3 separate walks (driving between), to Little Mell Fell, Gowbarrow Fell and Hallin Fell. All done in just over 4 hours.Barns15029/12/2023
Parked in the layby at the Hause to the south. Rapid wind assisted ascent which was cancelled out by the short hail storm that followed on the descent. Dusk visit with limited views, apart from the approaching storm. With Gillian. My 100th English Marilyn.richard6929/12/2023
Round of Three Wainwrights, Great Mell Fell, Little Mell Fell, Gowbarrow Fell, descent to Dockray and then Walk back to car via Matterdale. Nice circuit on a lovely crisp day.Longwojo24/11/2023
Little Mell Fell from The Hause. Gillie's first Wainwright.
Down & up from Watermillock Fell, steep but easy. Lunch at the top in warm drizzle. Back down, E along the road a bit & back to Park Brow via Swinburn's Park path & the forces. 1800th Tump.agentmancuso07/09/2023
20-min ascent (taking it slow!) fr S, fr high pt of road, warm sunny day w stiff SW breeze but a little hazy, no good views from here reallyNorfolkPT2103/09/2023
To be addedJames McKnight27/08/2023
Here for the trigpoint. TP:UK log: From the Hause, parking for about 3 cars, definitely not 16 minutes to summit for me. Path takes you all the way to the trigpoint. Despite the weather some good views. Nice wee hill.thejackrustles18/07/2023
From parking area at the south.JasonStark07/07/2023
Met Jill in Threlkeld for coffee then came up here for a quick walk. Usual way up & down from The Hause. Solo. W22 Rnd7.Dangerous Dave23/06/2023
Walked from Brownrigg Farm.Wandelaar14/06/2023
Evening walk from the col - straight up and down took about 40 minutes. Very sunny - no one else around.andrewcoles06/06/2023
From the road side to the south. Space to park a few vehicles. RoW to Lowthwaite, up through field tracks and down the steep southern side. With Keith, Eilidh, Dad, Ross (7) and Callum (5).islamidget28/05/2023
Camping holiday with the family at the Quiet Site, from which we were able to climb Little Mell Fell in lovely weather and enjoy clear views from the top. 4yr old Anna tackled her first Wainwright all on her own little legs (2yr old Alma in the carrier), and braved her first lake swim in Ullswater that afternoon. Amazing day!AmyYoung22/05/2023
Revisit on Rnd4 of the Wainwrights, from The Hause.silverwolf_alan13/05/2023
From the Hause, parking for about 3 cars, 16 minutes to summit. Very windy at the top today but cracking viewsmatty1971b13/04/2023
Marvellous views some pretty horridly long tracks very boggy access from great mell fell but still a mountain well worth climbing Laura Kay and floLauralj8404/04/2023
Parked at Dockray and bimbled up Gowbarrow chasing Rainbows, across to Little Mell Fell before bog snorkeling and mossy trampoline fun up Great Mell Fell. Solo ascents 1 step forward and three steps sideways in placesWinter Round20/02/2023
Wainwright Walk 37: Spider (Great Mell Fell, Little Mell Fell & Gowbarrow Fell)DavidHiner28/01/2023
From The Hause and on to Gowbarrowbenarbia no 310/12/2022
From Brownrigg Farm CP. 3 km, 400 m asc. NW up the ridge to Great Mell Fell summit and return. Drive to The Hause, Lowthwaite. N up the ridge to Little Mell Fell summit and return. Still, clear, sunny.
Quick walk from the Hause lay byHirta09/11/2022
From the Hause, 16 minutes to summit. Very windy at the topkeithpostie09/10/2022
11 miles 2800ft walk, from Quarry carpark to Gowbarrow Fell, Little Mell Fell, Great Mell Fell and Great Meldrum.stephenbuda08/10/2022
With EmmaClive G25/09/2022
Lay-by south of bridge in Dockray, over Gowbarrow on good path, stone stile and small path across Great Meldrum, down to track past Little Meldrum and along to Hause. Up steeply to summit and down straight towards Great Mell to pick up zig-zag track to road. Path across bog to Brownrigg. Up Great Mell and lanes back to Dockray.Flatfield25/08/2022
R K Richard Tait04/08/2022
Straight up in 15 mins from the Hause, up that there permissive society path.Alphaville19930/07/2022
The Mell fells in very hot and still conditions.atreides788710/07/2022
Climbed with Phoebe, circuit from Great Mell Fell and now onto Gowbarrow FellMrD10/07/2022
Parked near The Hause then steeply uphill following reasonable track with Kevin Palmer.Dugswell208/07/2022
With Carl. Parked at Martingdale End. Little Mell Fell and Great Mell Fell. Lovely views. 7 miles 2300ft elevation.nell158315/05/2022
Little Mell - Great Mell - Gowbarrow looptwg2720/04/2022
Great Mell Fell, Little Mell Fell, Gowbarrow Fell, Gowbarrow Fell, Gowbarrow Park, Green Hillkeithouk10/04/2022
Zoe, Martha & Jeff.neilblair35328/03/2022
From Dan's caravandhbond12/03/2022
From the Quiet site, (recommended) and straight up the steep grassy side. Trig. Very windy. Clear views. Descended to the Hause. My penultimate English Marilyn.Denise 09/03/2022
Climbed from The Hause, after Carrock Fell circuit.mavero1027/02/2022
With dadDaisy Dee19/02/2022
From Parking to the South, Quick up and Down as the daylight was starting to fadeJephcote8315/02/2022
Great Mell Fell, Little Mell Fell and Gobarrow (both tops) with trimarc2. Lovely bright and crisp day. Drove in between each hill which felt like cheating!Fionalevey22/12/2021
with Fionatrimarc222/12/2021
Walked from the quite site up the hill and through the farm gate with footpath sign. Had 2 dogs with me. No sheep around. Took the direct path that says access permitted straight up to trig point. We had lots of rain the week before but apart from some boggy ground at the Base which you can get around it was fine. Great views from the top. Pretty steep climb but plenty of places to place your feet. Returned same route. About an hour by the time I returned to the siteCharge0110/12/2021