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Blencathra 2848ft

You cannot miss this mountain wainwright’s favourite fell that sits just off the main route into keswick. Wainwright wrote more on this mountain than any other and you will find it in his book the Northern fells. Many routes up can be found some easy and some bloody dangerous, I had Gail with me so we picked a great way up starting from the Blencathra centre. Our route was up the grassy flanks of Blease fell on a well marked path all the way to the top. The path twists and turns to help the walker with the steep gradient but the stone underneath is firm with just a few rocks in places, the main problem with our walk was the gales blowing in from the North east. When you have made your way to the top of Blease fell its a great ridge walk along to Hallsfell top the official highest point of Blencathra at 868m where you can see some of the best views over lakeland. I walked on from the top so we could see the famous Sharp edge route however the wind was so strong that I could not stand up safely so made a fast retreat and followed our footpath down the fell to the car. A great walk on fine paths just the wind was a little high else it would have been perfect.

Blencathra Summit


Pictures from the trip

Lakeland May 2017



Viewranger Mapping