Tuesday 14th November 2006


Start Points :    1. Cove  Camp Site (NY 430 236)

                       2. Small parking area near Brownrigg Farm (NY 407 246)

                       3. Aira Force car park (NY 397 205)


Total Distance : 6.4 miles           Total Height Ascended : 835 metres


Route Maps







Sunburst on Ullswater from the ascent of Little Mell Fell


Trig point on Little Mell Fell - Blencathra clear of clouds to the north


Looking across to the wooded slopes of Great Mell Fell


The wooded stony-path leading to Great Mell Fell


Golden bracken on Great Mell Fell - Little Mell Fell behind


Sunburst on Matterdale and Gowbarrow Fell


Hetty taking in the sunshine


Trees bent to the forces of the prevailing winds on Great Mell Fell


The small summit cairn marking the top of Great Mell Fell and the tumulus


Blencathra nicely silhouetted beneath the cloud………………


The beginning of the northern fells from the summit of Great Mell Fell


Little Mell Fell seen from Great Mell Fell


Hetty running off some energy


Looking across Matterdale towards Fairfield, the Helvellyn ridge, Raise the the Dodds


Great Dodd and Clough Head from Great Mell Fell


Looking towards Place Fell from the ascent of Gowbarrow Fell


Looking to the southern shores of Ullswater from the ascent of Gowbarrow Fell


Gowbarrow Fell summit - the northern fells to the left and Great Mell Fell closer to the right


Looking down on Glencoyne Park




Hetty ‘holds fort’ near Bernard Pike on Gowbarrow Park’s lower southern slopes


Rich autumnal colours on the trees surrounding Aira Force


Aira Force