Mellbreak and the shore of Crummock Water

Name of walk Mellbreak and the shore of Crummock Water
Date of walk 2010-05-17
Distance walked (miles) 5
Duration of walk 3 hours 30 minutes
Weather Sunshine
Peaks on walk Mellbreak
Walked with Ged and blind Kas
Parking Roadside by river below the Kirkstile Inn

After visiting the Rannerdale Bluebells on Monday morning we drove to Loweswater and set off to scale the north face of Mellbreak (1676ft).

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The north face is steep!

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The first half of the path is scree. Part of the path had been washed away by the rains but we managed to locate it again and head on up. Looking across to Whiteside and Grasmoor.

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A glimpse around a corner towards Buttermere.

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Our final destination.....The Kirkstile Inn....I bet you thought I meant the church :-)

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Grasmoor and Whiteless Pike on the right.

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View to Loweswater

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The south summit.

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Heading for the north summit.

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Great view down the valley.

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Looking down on the Bluebells and Rannerdale Knotts across the water, and our destination of Low Ling Crag below.

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We headed for the col and then will head straight down the mountain side.

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Heading for High Ling Crag.

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Low Ling Crag from High Ling Crag. Low Ling Crag is shaped like a Laborador`s head.

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The lakeside path back to the Kirkstile Inn.

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You can see the path we took down from Rannerdale Knotts. It was as steep as it looks!

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Looking back up to High Ling Crag.

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Me and Kas investigating the rocks.

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View back along the shore.

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We went to the head of the lake

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Whiteside from the lakeshore.

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View down the lake.

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We headed up to higher ground, over the fields towards the farm houses and buildings. The track eventually leads to the road which comes out at the Inn. We sampled the Grasmoor and Mellbreak beers and sat in the sun in the garden.

The walk had taken about three and a half hours and was 5.25 miles. Which made a total of 9 miles for the day. Thankfully we were blessed with excellent weather.
Jo.

 

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