Wednesday 19th December 2007


Start Point : Lanthwaite Wood NT Car Park (NY 149 215)

Distance : 7.0 miles Height Ascended : 600 metres


Route Map


Early morning mist catches the low light on Crummock Water - Grasmoor dominates behind



Lanthwaite Wood reflections at the north end of Crummock Water


Grasmoor and Whiteless Pike


Mellbreak seen across the heavily frosted fields


Whiteside and Grasmoor


Violet waits for the photographer


Looking across to Rannerdale............


.......and again further along the lakeside path


Clear skies and a sunlit Buttermere village over Crummock Water - Fleetwith Pike the high point to the left


Rannerdale Knotts


Grasmoor, Wandope, Whiteless Pike and the shoulder of Rannerdale Knotts over Low Ling Crag


Out of the shadows now and ascending the southern slopes of Mellbreak for a first view of Hen Comb


A great view of Crummock Water and Buttermere opens up as height is gained


Looking north across Mellbreak's south top to the north top (a glimpse of Criffell across the Solway Firth behind)

with Carling Knott to the left


A summit pose from Violet - Grasmoor immediately behind


Whiteside and Grasmoor from the summit of Mellbreak


Looking back to Mellbreak's south top and beyond




Violet beside the north top cairn


......a lovely peep around a corner.............. (AW)


Loweswater Fell over Loweswater


The northern slopes of Mellbreak remain cast in shadow

and the frost remains crisp and even in the neat cottage gardens near Park Bridge