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Mellbreak from Loweswater
Introduction to Walk 1290

Photo from the walk - Mellbreak from Loweswater

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Western Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km

Ascent - 2100 feet / 636 metres

Grade - moderate

This Lake District walk to the summit of Mellbreak provides excellent views of Crummock Water and Buttermere and the surrounding Lakeland fells. The ascent of Mellbreak does require some route finding skills and is quite steep and challenging in places. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Mellbreak. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.


 

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Low Fell and Fellbarrow from Loweswater
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Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
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Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 1231
1.7 miles / 2.7 km away
Grasmoor & Whiteless Pike
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 2020
1.7 miles / 2.7 km away
A circuit of Rannerdale Knotts, Crummock Water
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 2.5 miles / 4.1 km
Walk 2539
2.1 miles / 3.4 km away
Rannerdale Knotts & Grasmoor
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 1142
3.2 miles / 5.1 km away
A circuit of Buttermere from Buttermere village
Grade - easy
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 2609
3.2 miles / 5.1 km away
Crag Hill & Grasmoor from Buttermere
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 2735
3.2 miles / 5.1 km away
Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere Circular
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 2642
3.5 miles / 5.5 km away
Buttermere Horseshoe
Grade - very hard
Length - 14.0 miles / 22.8 km
Walk 1732
3.8 miles / 6.0 km away
Buttermere, Coledale and Newlands circuit
Grade - hard
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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