|Walk:||Kirkstile Inn, Raven Crag, White Crag, Mellbreak, Mellbreak South Top, Scale Beck, Low Ling Crag, Gillerthwaite|
|Start Point:||Roadside phone box near Gillerthwaite||Grid Reference:||NY 142 210|
|Distance:||7.5 mls||Ascent:||2,000 ft|
|Weather:||Dry and overcast with some sun breaking through|
|Comments:||The climb up the north end of Mellbreak was very enjoyable, with some steep scree sections. An indistinct path took us off the southern end to join the lakeside path which we followed back to the car. A vey enjoyable walk.|
Taking a morning stroll from the hotel . . .
we find that it isn't possible to take advantage of the seat . . .
to enjoy the view!
Skiddaw and it's surrounding summits
The north end of Mellbreak - our ascent this morning . . .
and zooming in we can see a group already on their way up
Loweswater from half way up the climb . . .
and again from the summit . . .
where Marie . . .
and I take a short break for photos
Heading along the ridge Buttermere and Fleetwith Pike come into view . . .
with Red Pike to the right
Eventually we can also see Crummock Water . . .
and check out the southern shoreline
On our descent we can hear Scale Force . . .
before we can see it . . .
taking advantage of the zoom lense
Looking to our left . . .
the sun highlights the summit of Grasmoor
Walking beside Crummock Water, Low Ling Crag provides a good views . . .
to the north . . .
and a good spot for lunch
A last look at the north end of Mellbreak as we return to the car