Start point: Loweswater (NY 147 214)

Loweswater – North Top of MellbreakSouth Top of Mellbreak – Mosedale – Hen CombLittle Dodd (Loweswater) – Loweswater

Distance: 6.2 miles     Total Ascent: 764m metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 30 minutes     Start Time: 07:30

Weather: Sunny spells. A cool wind, 12oC.

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…



Start point: Loweswater (NY 147 214)

Loweswater – North Top of Mellbreak – South Top of Mellbreak – Scale Knott – High Ling Crag – Iron Stone – Loweswater

Distance: 5.3 miles     Total Ascent: 530 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 15 minutes

Weather: Overcast turning to strong winds and showers. 6°C.

The forecast was for worsening weather throughout the day and the rain clouds were always threatening during today’s walk with friends
Roger and Ann Hiley and their dogs Harry and Bethan up to their local fell, Mellbreak. Once at the top of the steep section and onto the summit ridge, the wind really picked up making the going tough at times and the rain well and truly arrived by the time we descended to the lovely lakeside path back to Loweswater. Thanks to Roger and Ann for a great walk today.



Start point: Loweswater (NY 147 214)

Loweswater – North Top of Mellbreak (340)South Top of Mellbreak (341)Scale Knott (342) – Mosedale – Hen Comb(343)Little Dodd (Loweswater) (344) – Loweswater

Distance: 8.7 miles     Total Ascent: 857 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours

Weather: Mild, overcast. 12-14oC.

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.