Mell Fell

Plunging temperatures encouraged an afternoon foray up both Great and Little Mell Fell.  The image is from Little Mell Fell looking West towards Great Mell with Blencathra beyond.  Interestingly, The Mell Fells and adjacent Gowbarrow are comprised of conglomerate from the late Devonian geological period (c375 mya).  which lasted from approximately 420 million years ago until 360 million years ago.  These are the only Devonian rocks in England and are a sedimentary rock formed from water transported alluvium in a desert environment.

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