First walk of the week and with the weather looking very wet, Little Mell Fell looked like a good idea, and not too taxing to warm our legs up for the week planned ahead.
Looking at the map, parking wasn’t in abundance and after consulting Alfred WAINWRIGHT we decided to park at Thackthwaite to the north and have a nice leisurely stroll (sheep pending) to the summit and hope we didn’t get too wet. So, we drove west on the back road past Sparket and looked for a parking space. We looked, and looked and looked again. There was nowhere to park, well we couldn’t find it if there was, near Thackthwaite.
We drove anti clockwise around Little Mell Fell and found a nice space on the southern side and parked up. From this car park we could see the path to the top so donned the boots and got stuck straight into a climb which didn’t level, until we hit the Trig Point at the summit.
Not the highest hill but the views were amazing and we were scratching our heads when the blue sky burst out of the clouds after being promised rain. Alfie had fun jumping on and off the Trig Point and we took some pics.
The walk down was a bit slippy at times but we arrived back at the car about an hour after we’d left.
Great little dog walk and a good start to the week.