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

 

Loweswater

 

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