When I moved to the Lake District there were a few things I wanted to do. More swimming, more camping and... finish walking all The Wainwrights.
Some take a lifetime to walk the 214 fells made famous by Alfred Wainwright. Others complete all 214 in under a week. 5 days was never a goal for me, neither was 5 months! In fact it's been 5 years since I moved I've just about done it...
Taking my time and ticking of each fell the slow way has been an absolute joy. Some have been walked on with friends, some with family, some with dogs. Others have been solo or with my other half, Ian.
Mellbreak has always been a favourite as I walk it with my family every year. It's a brilliant circular route that has a great cafe in the middle - Sykes Farm - and a fantastic pub at the end - Kirkstile Inn. The views from the top of Melbreak, down the valley to Crummock and Buttermere are stunning. A completely underrated fell.