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Mellbreak from Loweswater
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Photo from the walk - Mellbreak from Loweswater

Nat Park - Lake District

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km

Ascent - 2100 feet / 636 metres

Grade - moderate

This Lakeland walk to the summit of Mellbreak provides excellent views of Crummock Water and Buttermere and the surrounding fells. The ascent of Mellbreak does require some route finding skills and is quite steep and challenging in places. 

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Walk 2020
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Length - 2.5 miles / 4.1 km
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Walk 1142
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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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Lake District: Low Level and Lake Walks

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