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Great Mell Fell

Great Mell Fell

Grid Reference: NY 39682 25363
Height: 537 metres/1762 feet

"The highlight of the view is Blencathra undoubtedly, the noble proportions of this fine mountain being seen to great advantage."
A.W Wainwright

Great Mell Fell is a prominent sight from the main road between Keswick and Penrith, although such a well know fell fewer fellwalkers venture to the summit than may be expected.

The steep slopes when seen from from A66 to the north may put many off Great Mell Fell but he more gentle wooded southern slopes are delightful and those who venture to the summit are rewarded with some of the best views over Blencathra to the north west.


  1. Little Mell Fell, looking towards Ullswater

    The Mell Fells & Gowbarrow Fell


    Distance: 15km / 9 miles
    Ascent: 900m / 3000ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 12:1

    Three smaller fells, but each with steep climbs, glorious views over Ullswater and the Northern Lakes

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