Meal Fell is a small fell in the northern region of
the English Lake District situated seven kilometres south west of the
village of Caldbeck and is one of the four main Uldale Fells (the others
being Longlands Fell, Great Cockup and Great Sca Fell).
reaches a height of 550 m (1,804 ft) and although it is largely grassy
and smooth like the other Uldale Fells, it does have a stony summit with
patches of scree.
Meal Fell is linked to Great Cockup to the west
by the pass of Trusmadoor, a place described by Alfred Wainwright as the
“Piccadilly of sheep in that locality” to the east Meal Fell is
connected by a ridge to Great Sca Fell.
The view from the top of
the fell is restricted inland by higher fells and the best prospect is
north west towards the sea.
The fell is usually climbed directly
from the minor road to the west of the Uldale Fells with the hamlets of
Orthwaite and Longlands the favoured starting points.
these walks approach the fell through the valleys although most walkers
will climb Great Cockup first before arriving at Meal Fell and then go
on to other fells in the area.
routes near Meal Fell