|Walk:||Mosedale Beck, Mellbreak, Black Beck, Scale Beck, Low Ling Crag, Green Wood|
|Start Point:||Loweswater, Church Bridge||Grid Reference:||NY 140 208|
|Distance:||7.5 miles||Ascent:||2,200 feet|
|Weather:||Warm with sunny spells but a cold wind on the ridge|
|Comments:||After a night's heavy rain the ground was very wet but quite accessible - as long as you had waterproof boots on! The path up the side of Mellbreak was steep grass with some rocky sections. The sun emerged for the return by the lake making it a pleasant journey.|
The steep north end of Mellbreak - climbed last time but not today
Parkin beside Church Bridge . . .
the beck was in full spate
Mosedale Beck, where it is sometimes possible to cross to climb Hen Comb, but not today!!!
Even the path is more like a stream
The Mosedale Holly Tree . . .
is the only individually named tree on the map of the Lake District
The path up the nose emerges at this cairn . . .
and a second cairn sits a few metres away
Sheila ticks off another Wainwright . . .
before being joined by Marie . . .
who makes her third visit . . .
as do I
Crummock Water and Buttermere are surrounded by a few Wainright summits
Walking beside Black Beck . . .
Scale Force can only just be seen in the trees . . .
but the water flows swiftly as Black beck is joined by Scale Beck
Looking across Crummock Water to Fleetwith Pike
Rannerdale Knotts oversees our lunch break . . .
and we take time to enjoy the sun and scenery