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Thu, 29 Dec


Scalehill Bridge car park

Traverse of Mellbreak

Fancy walk out on Boxing Day to blow the cobwebs away? This traverse may be smallish, but a wealth of interesting features and outstanding views make this fell a classic Lakeland walk.

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Traverse of Mellbreak
Traverse of Mellbreak

Time & Location

29 Dec 2022, 10:15 – 14:00

Scalehill Bridge car park, Scale Hill, Loweswater, Cockermouth CA13 9UX, UK


About the event

Mellbreak rises above the western shore of Crummock Water in the Buttermere Valley.  It's no giant by Lakeland summits, and it has two tops, with the sout on being the highest and true summit at 512m.  Both tops have great views - weather permitting.

This route traverses both summits and returns along the enchanting path that rises and falls alongside Crummock Water.  Although a lot of the fell is grassy, it is very steep-sided and the ascent from Kirkstile Inn is a classic climb and worthy of a fell twice the size of Mellbreak.  It's a mixture of steep (and sometimes unstable) scree and a wonderfully rugged path that meanders through rock buttresses, taking you into some spectacular situations with awesome views.


  • Kilimanjaro Group

  • DIS Sponsor Employee

    Only for employees of DIS Gold, Silver or Bronze sponsors

  • UK Ventures Hiking Club Member

    Including BWC Members

  • Casual Hikers




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