Wednesday, 15th October 2008


Walk: Dockray, Gowbarrow Fell, Little Meldrum, The Hause, Little Mell Fell,  Swinburn's Park, Gowbarrow Fell, Dockray
Start Point: Dockray Bridge Grid Ref: NY 393 215
Distance: 9 miles Ascent: 2,600 feet
Weather: Generally overcast and reasonably mild
Accompanied by:

On my own

Comments: This walk was to check out parts of the route for a walk I was going to lead, making some changes to the route I had done previously. After checking the route over Little Meldrum, and the descent I had thought of doing from Little Mell Fell, I decided to stick to the earlier route, apart from a more direct approach to Gowbarrow Fell, straight from Dockray.


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A pleasant track leads from Dockray and Great Mell Fell comes into view


Ullswater can just be glimpsed with Place Fell towering behind


A little higher and more of Ullswater can be seen with Place Fell to the left


Looking back down to Dockray from the climb up to Gowbarrow Fell


9am and Gowbarrow Fell is deserted - Great Mell Fell is directly behind it


Ullswater with the Loadpot Hill range behind


Little Mell Fell with Great Mell Fell just visible


Looking North the mist is filling the valley but Scotland can be seen beyond


Great Mell fell obscures Blencathra which has a misty hat on


Walking back through the forest there are some good views of Hallin Fell and Ullswater . . .


The ruins of the shooting hut are the signal to turn off the path and head through the forest


The bridge in Dockray . . .


with an adjacent parking area

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