Wednesday, 12 May 2010

A stroll up Mell Fell


Sharp Edge Blencathra, from Mell Fell.

Had an enjoyable stroll up Mell Fell on Tuesday, the sun shone for most of the time. I climbed up from South East side so was out of the wind, and the sun made it a pleasant walk.
There was a few birds about but not a great deal to note, Willow warblers could be heard in the wooded area then out on the open top there was a few Meadow Pipits about. the best of the sounds I heard was the Cuckoos, 3 maybe 4, 1 on the Fell the others in the valley.

As you start to approach the summit there are quite a few dead or stunted Larch and Scots Pine .

Helvellyn can be seen here framed by another dead tree

It didn't take long to reach the top of the fell but as I reached the summit I was then confronted for the first time by the strong North North Easterly which was bitter cold, and after taking a few pics I descended again onto the lower slopes to get the benefit of the warm sun.
All in all an enjoyable couple of hours pottering about.

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