|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|
|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).
The north face is steep!
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.
A glimpse around a corner towards Buttermere.
Our final destination.....The Kirkstile Inn....I bet you thought I meant the church :-)
Grasmoor and Whiteless Pike on the right.
View to Loweswater
The south summit.
Heading for the north summit.
Great view down the valley.
Looking down on the Bluebells and Rannerdale Knotts across the water, and our destination of Low Ling Crag below.
We headed for the col and then will head straight down the mountain side.
Heading for High Ling Crag.
Low Ling Crag from High Ling Crag. Low Ling Crag is shaped like a Laborador`s head.
The lakeside path back to the Kirkstile Inn.
You can see the path we took down from Rannerdale Knotts. It was as steep as it looks!
Looking back up to High Ling Crag.
Me and Kas investigating the rocks.
View back along the shore.
We went to the head of the lake
Whiteside from the lakeshore.
View down the lake.
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.