At 582m, Middle Fell is very literally overshadowed by England's highest summits. It is passed by countless numbers without a second glance, those intent on the jewels of Wasdale, Great Gable, Scafell and Scafell Pike, not so far short of being twice the height. Size matters it seems. But for those with a different agenda, Middle Fell is an exceptional mountain. Overlooking Greendale Tarn and the exquisite pools of the beck which flows from it, as well as being home to some superb scrambling on clean, rough rock, it offers a grandstand view of the Lakes highest fells and is a delight to run.
The descent to Greendale should perhaps be compulsory for all fell runners. If it is one of the fells you have overlooked so far, make a point of running here sometime soon.