Hen Comb

Height: 509 metres / 1670 feet Grid reference: NY 13213 18119 Category: The Western Fells

Little Dodd (Loweswater)

Height 362 metres/1188 feet     Grid Reference NY 13212 19278


I’m still not wearing shorts and it still doesn’t seem to be getting any warmer! The wind up on Mellbreak was mighty cold today, I did contemplate hat and gloves for a while it was that bad. Still, there are always great views from here and I did have a couple of thoughts about the climb to Hen Comb. Read on to hear more…

The Loweswater Fells

There were two walks today, both in the pursuit of Casper bagging the last few of his remaining Wainwright fells. The first was a short and easy one up to Latrigg – I guess I am guilty of always bypassing this one for the lure of the higher fells. The second walk took in the fells around Loweswater. This area is probably the longest drive for me to get to from home, so I guess that is why they get neglected…


The blue skies of yesterday had gone again by this morning to be replaced by the more usual leaden, grey variety. I think I picked the brightest place in the whole Lake District for a walk today from Loweswater up to Mellbreak and back along the other side of Mosedale along the Hen Comb ridge.

I called in on Roger and Ann Hiley at Oak Cottage, Loweswater who joined me for the initial stage of the walk up to Mellbreak with their two dogs Harry and Bethan.