Gowbarrow Fell & Little Mell Fell circular walk

Friday 28th October 2022

Gowbarrow Fell & Little Mell Fell circular walk.

The forecast for today was poor in the morning but brightening up by mid-day. So, we had a more leisurely drive over to the Lakes with a much later start than usual. The later start included a breakfast at the Mainsgill Farm Shop which is usually closed at the time I fly by, but today was ideal for a stop there and we weren't disappointed. A bit pricey, but really nice.

The plan worked well, as we enjoyed a mainly dry day with plenty of sunshine which was an unexpected bonus as we are nearly into November. Aira Force was impressive, especially due to the recent rainfall and Aira Beck was in full spate - plenty of photos were taken on the path to the equally impressive High Force.

As height was gained on the path to Gowbarrow Fell and later Little Mell Fell, the day became breezier throughout, but nothing could spoil the stunning panoramic views of Ullswater and the surrounding Fells. The walk back to Aira Force was through the lovely woodland of Swinburns Park and then a favourite path of mine which is on the southern flank of Gowbarrow Fell which continues to offer impressive views along Ullswater.

Another lovely day out.

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Distance: 9.2 miles
Duration: 4:45 hours
Ascent: 2676 ft
Difficulty: Moderate
Accompanied By: Paul
Weather: Mild & Breezy, Sunny Intervals

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3D outline of route