Blencathra

Overview
Height: 2,847 Feet - 868 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 323 277
Area: Northern
Ordnance Survey: OL4
Wainwright Guidebook: Five

Sharp Edge is a rising crest of naked rock, of sensational and spectacular appearance, a breaking wave carved in stone. The sight of it as close quarters is sufficient to make a beholder about to tackle it forget all other worries, even a raging toothache.


 

Map and Photo Gallery


 

Blencathra from Castlerigg Stone Circle.

Sharp Edge from the ascent of Foule Crag.

Sharp Edge.

Sharp Edge from the ascent on Foule Crag.

Hall's Fell ridge.

Acsending Narrow Edge, Hall's Fell Ridge.

Hall's Fell Ridge from Narrow Edge.

Hall's Fell Ridge.

Hall's Fell Ridge from Narrow Edge.

Sharp Edge seen over Scale Tarn.

Knowe Crags and Skiddaw from Blencathra (Hall's Fell Top) summit circular Trig Point.

 

There are 14 walks to choose from including Blencathra

Blencathra via Hall's Fell Ridge and Sharp Edge

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10th May 2017
ASCENT: 3,500 Feet - 1,067 Metres
MILES: 8.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Blencathra - Mungrisdale Common
ROUTE: Threlkeld - Gategill Farm - Hall's Fell Ridge - Blencathra - Scales Tarn - Sharp Edge - Foule Crag - Mungrisdale Common - Cloven Stone - The Stake - Path Below Blease Fell – Blencathra Centre – Threlkeld
 

Blencathra from Mungrisdale

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5th February 2017
ASCENT: 2,850 Feet - 869 Metres
MILES: 8
WAINWRIGHTS: Bannerdale Crags - Blencathra - Souther Fell
ROUTE: Mungrisdale - River Glenderamackin - Bannerdale Crags East Ridge - Bannerdale Crags - Atkinson Pike - Blencathra - Scales Fell - Top of Mousethwaite Comb - Souther Fell - Low Beckside - Mungrisdale
 

Blencathra via Hall's Fell Ridge

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27th November 2016
ASCENT: 2,430 Feet - 741 Meters
MILES: 5.2
WAINWRIGHTS: Blencathra
ROUTE: Threlkeld - Gargill Farm - Hall's Fell Ridge - Blencathra - Knowe Crags - Blencathra Centre - Threlkeld
 

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks Walk 27 - The Back O'Blencathra

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16th August 2016
ASCENT: 4,805 Feet - 1,465 Meters
MILES: 16.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 7, Carrock Fell - High Pike (Caldbeck) - Bowscale Fell - Bannerdale Crags - Mungrisdale Common - Blencathra - Souther Fell
ROUTE: Mungrisdale - Mosedale - Further Gill Syke - Carrock Fell - Miton Hill - High Pike (Caldbeck) - Cumbrian Way - Grainsgill Beck - River Caldew - Bowscale Fell north ridge - Bowscale Fell - Bannerdale Crags - Glederamackin Col - Mungrisdale Common - Blencathra - Scales Fell - Top of Mousthwaite Comb - Souther Fell - Mosedale
 

Souther Fell, Blencathra and the Hall's Fell Ridge

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19th March 2016
ASCENT: 2,866 Feet - 874 Meters
MILES: 7
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Souther Fell - Blencathra
ROUTE: Mungrisdale - Low Beckside - Souther Fell - Top of Mousthwaite Comb - Scales Beck - Scale Tarn - Sharp Edge - Scales Tarn - Scales Tarn Path - Blencathra - Hall's Fell Top - Hall's Fell Ridge - Gate Gill - Gategill Farm - Threlkeld
 

The Harry Griffin 2,000 footers Walk 26 -Blencathra and Neighbours

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5th September 2015
ASCENT: 4,600 Feet - 1,403 Meters
MILES: 13.6
SUMMITS OVER 2'000Ft: 6, Blencathra (Halls Fell Top) - Knowe Crags - Bowscale Fell (NY 333 305) - Bowscale Fell (NY 340 310) - Bannerdale Crags (NY 329 296) - Bannerdale Crags (NY 336 290)
ROUTE: Threlkeld - near Gategill Farm - Hall's Fell - Hall's Fell Ridge - Blencathra - Scales Fell - Scales Tarn - Blencathra - Knowe Crags - Blencathra summit Tarn - Atkinson Pike - Glenderamackin Col - Bowscale Fell - Bannerdale Crags - River Glenderamackin - top of Mousthwaite Combe - Scaley Beck - Diddick Gill - Gategill Farm - Threlkeld
 

Bannerdale Crags east ridge & the Halls Fell ridge


21st April 2014
ASCENT: 2,700 Feet – 823 Meters
MILES: 7.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Bannerdale Crags – Blencathra
ROUTE: Scales – Mousthwaite Combe – River Glederamackin – White Horse Bent – Bannerdale Crags East Ridge – Bannerdale Crags – Atkinson Pike – Blencathra (Halls Fell Top) – Hall’s Fell Ridge – Path Above Doddick Back To Scales – Scales
 

Blencathra’s Ridges & Edges

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6th July 2013
ASCENT: 3,307 Feet 1,008 Meters
MILES: 9.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Blencathra – Mungrisdale Common
ROUTE: Threlkeld – Gategill Farm – Doddick Gill – Doddick Fell – Blencathra – Scales Tarn – Sharp Edge – Foul Crag – The Saddle – Blencathra – Mungrisdale Common – Cloven Stone – Path Below Blease Fell – Blencathra Centre – Threlkeld
 

The Old Crown Round

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27th April 2013
ASCENT: 7,204 Feet  2,195 Metres
MILES: 25.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 9, Carrock Fell – Bowscale Fell – Bannerdale Crags – Blencathra – Mungrisdale Common – Skiddaw – Great Calva – Knott – High Pike
ROUTE: Hesket Newmarket – Carrock Beck Ford – Carrock Fell – Mosedale – Bowscale Fell – Bannerdale Crags – Foul Crags – Blencathra – Mungrisdale Common – The Stake – Skiddaw House – Sale How – Skiddaw – Blake Hill – Hare Crag – Dash Beck – Great Calva – Top of Hause Gill – Knott – Great Lingy Hill – Iron Crag – High Pike – Low Pike – How Beck – Wood Hall – Hesket Newmarket
 

Sharp Edge & The Hall’s Fell Ridge

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12th May 2012
ASCENT: 2,703 Feet , 823 Metres
MILES: 4.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 1, Blencathra
ROUTE: Scales – Sharp Edge – Atkinson Pike (Hall’s Fell Top) – Blencathra – Hall’s Fell Ridge – Scales
 

Blencathra via the Hall’s Fell Ridge

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12th January 2012
ASCENT: 3,674 Feet, 1,120 Meters
MILES: 10.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Blencathra, Mungrisdale Common & Great Calva
ROUTE: Threlkeld – Hall’s Fell Ridge – Blencathra – Mungrisdale Common – River Caldew – Great Calva – Skiddaw House – Blencathra Centre – Threlkeld
 

Blencathra & Beyond

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11th June 2011
ASCENT: 2,000 Feet, 609 Meters
MILES: 6.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 2  Blencathra & Mungrisdale Common
ROUTE:  
 

Rough Camping On Blencathra

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10th July 2009
ASCENT: 868Mtrs  2847Ft
MILES: xxx
WAINWRIGHTS: 1 Blencathra
ROUTE: xxxx
 

Blencathra & Sharp Edge

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21st March 2009
ASCENT: 868 Mtrs  2847Ft
MILES: xxx
WAINWRIGHTS: 1, Blencathra
ROUTE: xxxx
 

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