Gowbarrow, Little Mell and Great Mell Fells
Thursday, 16 February 2017
5.03 miles/8.1 km
2,001 ft/610 m ascent
2 hours 34 minutes
Arrived late, so decided to do three short walks and drive between them. We set off up Gowbarrow Fell (1,579ft/481m) crossing the pretty Aira Beck by the footbridge and then straight up the fell towards the top following the wall. Very windy on the top by the trig point. Great views of the other two hills. Returning by the same route.
Little Mell Fell (1,657ft/505m) takes about 20 minutes. Straight up and down from the hause. Wet and slippery. Bare grass hill with no rocks and no trees.
Great Mell Fell (1,762ft/537m) is wooded – very unusual for a Lakeland fell. Though some of the trees are rather windswept. The summit is marked with a large stick in a small cairn. Back down the same route.