Mellbreak – (167) Western Fells

Wainwright 167 – Book 7 ‘The Western Fells’

Height: 1,676ft – 511m

Grid reference: NY 148 186




Walks including Mellbreak:


Mellbreak from Low Fell

Mellbreak from Low Fell

Mellbreak on the left and Hen Comb on the right.  Taken from Low Fell.

Mellbreak in the centre of the photo with Grasmoor the predominant fell on the left; taken from Low Fell.

(Panorama taken from Mark Richard’s book, ‘Lakeland Fellranger – The Western Fell’ Cicerone 2011)

Mellbreak from Low Fell

A real closeup of Mellbreak, it almost looks like a painting.  Photograph taken from Low Fell.

Mellbreak from Loweswater

Mellbreak from Loweswater

Fleetwith Pike on the left, Buttermere and Crummock Water with Mellbreak beyond, Hen Comb is the triangular peaked fell just beyond Mellbreak on the left of it and Robinson on the right (taken from the route up from Honister Slate Mine to Dale Head).

Fleetwith Fell from the slopes of Dale Head

Rannerdale Knotts in the centre – photo taken from Robinson, (with Whiteless Pike on the right).  Beyond Rannerdale Knotts is Crummock Water with Loweswater in the distance.  MELLBREAK is opposite Rannderdale Knotts with Hen Comb behind Mellbreak on the left.

Another view of the same scene taken from Robinson

This time with Mila and Pal in the photograph.

Heading towards Ambleside with Mellbreak beyond Crummock Water.