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Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)
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Walk Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) walking UK Mountains in The Northern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England
Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Photograph by Andy Brown

Mountain (16th in Eng, 38th in Eng & Wales)
Wainwright (No. 14)
Nuttall (19th in Eng, 44th in Eng & Wales)
Marilyn (8th in Eng, 284th in GB)

The summit of Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) is marked by an Ordnance Survey Concrete Ring.

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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) Fellow go4awalkers who have walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Richard Marshall walked up Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on October 15th, 2017 [from/via/route] C245 [with] Andy Pratt and Bo [weather] Cloudy and raining

Derek Parkin climbed Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on April 10th, 2016 [from/via/route] Souther Fell [with] Lynn Parkin [weather] brezzy

Julian Parry bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on August 10th, 2017 [from/via/route] C245 [with] Helen and Dylan

Andrew Chrimes hiked Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on May 15th, 2012 [from/via/route] Glenridding YHA, Helvellyn, Whiteside, Glenridding Common. From Blencathra Centre, near Threlkeld [with] Solo [weather] Cold & Windy at the summit with rain & hale on the descent.

David Wand summited Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on August 29th, 1987 [with] Gayle [weather] Camped in the valley at buttermere

Chris Sheard walked up Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on March 13th, 2014 [from/via/route] Up Halls fell with George. Later did Sharp edge on 20th April 2016 with a guy i met on route called Phil from Urmston. Fab fab fab. [with] Phil from Urmston [weather] Slightly icy cold day at start - becoming pleasant and a great pleasure to walk day - Slight Nav error near end - relaxed too much

Robert Shaw climbed Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on May 12th, 2008 [from/via/route] Approached from the south. [with] The usual crew [weather] Clear

Wayne Baxter bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on September 8th, 2012 [from/via/route] Scales, Scales fell, Mungrisdale Common, Foule Crag, Blencathra, Scales. [with] Sue [weather] Overcast but dry

Caroline Winter hiked Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on April 8th, 2017 [from/via/route] Scales Farm to foot of Halls Fell, climbed ridge, scales ridge [with] Andy and Becky [weather] Good visibility, Sunny day-8 degrees - Enjoyable scramble, paragliders having fun in thermals on top, a few on Sharp edge. Refreshing drinks at end of day in Scales Inn, soaking up sun

Leon Harvey summited Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on February 28th, 2016 [with] Solo [weather] Wet and Cloudy

Brian Moncrief walked up Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on December 28th, 2016 [from/via/route] White Horse Inn [with] with the dogs [weather] glorious

Darren Gallagher climbed Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on September 22nd, 2015 [weather] Windy

Tony Rogerson bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on October 23rd, 2016 [from/via/route] Threlkeld Scales Fell Atkinson Pike Hallsfell Top Blease Frll [with] Caz Floss [weather] Dry Sunny VERY windy

Mark Davidson hiked Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on September 22nd, 2006 [from/via/route] Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale: - Mungrisdale, Souther Fell, River Glendermackin, Brunt Knott, Scales Beck, Scales Tarn, Sharp Edge, Atkinson Pike, Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top), Mungrisdale Common, Bannerdale Crags, Bowscale Fell, Tarn Crags Top, Raven Crags, Mungrisdale [with] Alone [weather] Lovely and sunny and dry - perfect conditions for tackling Sharp Edge

Simon Boddy summited Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on October 21st, 2016 [from/via/route] Blencathra Centre [with] My girlfriend [weather] Cloudy at first turning sunny later and very warm for the time of year

Adrian Sherriff walked up Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on September 16th, 2015 [from/via/route] c245

Rachael Tyler climbed Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on September 10th, 2016 [from/via/route] Sharp Edge from Scales [with] Husband [weather] Dry and clear

John Almond bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on September 2nd, 2016 [from/via/route] go4awalk c245 - Mungrisdale - Souther Fell - BLENCATHRA via Scales Tarn - Mungrisdale Common - Bannerdale Crags - Bowscale Fell [with] Solo [weather] Wet and windy at times - Sharp Edge quite slippery, turned back after gaining main ridge, with difficulty, from the northern path below.

John Walter hiked Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on February 14th, 2015 [from/via/route] From Threkeld [with] Tricia

Mike Jackson summited Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on June 10th, 2016 [from/via/route] Scales and Sharp Edge. [with] Me... [weather] Not bad, wet on the way up; misty on top..

Kevin Charman walked up Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on August 20th, 2013 [from/via/route] Scales to Scales Beck, Scales Tarn, Sharp Edge, Blencathra and then down via the field centre to Threlkeld. [with] Ben Charman [weather] Sunny with cloudy intervals.

Richard Annett climbed Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on April 16th, 2016 [from/via/route] Doddick Fell [with] Jo [weather] Snowy eddies - Stayed in the Horse and Farrier

Iain Jones bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on April 17th, 2016 [from/via/route] Scales [with] Jim Hamilton, Alex Walker and Steven Hunt

Chris Faulkner hiked Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on August 30th, 2015 [with] chelle [weather] hot

Christine Knowles summited Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on May 26th, 2012 [from/via/route] From Scales Farm via Scales Tarn [with] Graham [weather] Beautiful, hot, but very windy - Loads of nutters going up Sharp Edge!

Nick Christian walked up Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on September 18th, 2015 [with] Mick Ottey

Victoria Bates climbed Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on September 4th, 2015 [from/via/route] c245 from Mosedale [with] Mark [weather] Windy

Anthony Scott bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on August 13th, 2015 [from/via/route] Mungrisdale [with] Hayley, Jack, Austin, Mae and Ben [weather] Perfect! Blue sky, 21 degrees and slight breeze

Scott Goodwin hiked Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on July 29th, 2015 [from/via/route] blencathra centre [with] Family [weather] Overcast

Joanne Mcgawley walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on July 3rd, 2015 [with] Rich [weather] HOT! - 9.5 MILES

Stephen Eddy walked up Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on June 12th, 2015 [from/via/route] Scales via sharp edge [with] Mike Woodhouse, Tony Harris, Neil Whitehead [weather] Sunny

Claire Lloyd climbed Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) during May, 1990 [from/via/route] From Threlkeld [with] Family

Elaine Evans bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on April 24th, 2015 [from/via/route] Ascent via Scales Fell, down to Mungrisdale Common and back by Whitehorse Bent and Mousethwaite Comb. [with] Sue [weather] Dry but sunshine and cloud, cold wind at times and very misty on summit. - Must repeat this walk on a clear day as we could see absolutely nothing from the summit due to the mist.

Sandra Wallace hiked Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on April 15th, 2015 [from/via/route] Mousethwaite Combe up doddick fell to the top then out to mungrisedale common and back via mouse thwarts Combe [with] Ian [weather] Perfect - Different way up

Tracey Cowell summited Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on February 6th, 2015 [from/via/route] Blease fell [with] Sister [weather] Snow on ground and misty

Nick Dobson walked up Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on July 31st, 2014 [from/via/route] Scales [with] Margaret, Amy, Paul, Ralph & Ruby [weather] cloudy

Martyn Howarth climbed Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) during April, 2003 [from/via/route] Not via Sharp Edge, due to dog in tow.... [with] William Howarth, Kate Young, Michael Young, Rodney Lord, Blue (the dog). [weather] Beautiful spring day - unseasonably warm and sunny (although views somewhat hazy). - Blue's last big walk.

Angela Moroney bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) during 2011 [with] steve

Andy Gibbs hiked Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) during September, 2009 [from/via/route] Across Sharp Edge [with] Jake, Gav & Eddie [weather] Perfect - Fantastic day to tackle the Edge

Jo Bezant summited Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on August 4th, 2014 [from/via/route] go4walk route c170 Blencathra via Hall's Fell Ridge from Threkeld used [with] My youngest son, Harry, and my sister's dog, Fly [weather] Sunny

Keith Eastman walked up Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on June 20th, 2014 [from/via/route] c245

Frank Riches climbed Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on July 2nd, 2014 [from/via/route] Blencathra centre

Lynn Symonds bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on June 15th, 2014 [from/via/route] Mungrisdale [with] Nicole [weather] Some cloud but dry

Michael Vaughn hiked Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on August 10th, 2013 [from/via/route] Sharp Edge [with] Trevor Renny [weather] Sunny

Phillip Bulley summited Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) during 2014 [from/via/route] Blease Fell [with] Judith and Toby [weather] Started off sunny before the mist descended

Dave Eyes walked up Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on May 16th, 2014 [from/via/route] From Car park after scales, up Souther Fell, down the side and up Bannerdale Crags and then over the top and round to Blencathra via blue Screes. Returning via Scales tarn. [with] Christine Eyes [weather] Beautiful sunny day. Windy on tops - also walked with Kath and Kevin on way back down

Claire Kirk climbed Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on April 14th, 2014 [from/via/route] Scales [weather] Fine, clear. Occasional gusts and cold on top.

David Noble bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on March 29th, 2014 [from/via/route] Sharp Edge from Mungrisdale [with] Nick and Dean [weather] Dry, misty and thawing snow on the edge making it slippy - Great day fantastic buzz

Steve Frank hiked Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on February 17th, 2013 [from/via/route] Blencathra Centre [with] Jackie Frank [weather] Snow on tops

Graham Coules summited Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on April 30th, 2012 [from/via/route] Abandoned attempt via Sharp Edge. Mist and damp rocks. Turned back not far from edge and climbed easier route on other side of the Tarn. [with] Dale [weather] Sunny spells then cloud over summit.

Jason Johnston walked up Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on August 10th, 2013 [from/via/route] Scale Farm [with] Rebecca Fisher [weather] Sunny

David Baines climbed Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on May 13th, 2012 [from/via/route] From Scales via Sharp Edge [with] Alone [weather] Bright, very windy - Strong winds on Sharp Edge but got across without any bother. Found Foule Crag a much stiffer proposition. A great day out.

Gill Watson bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on May 25th, 2013 [from/via/route] scales fell - boring. 2hrs [with] Gill

Clive Ward hiked Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) during January, 2009 [from/via/route] Thelkeld [with] Mike Adey, Dave

Harry Meijer summited Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on September 9th, 2013 [from/via/route] Blencathra & Sharp Edge,Threlkeld [with] The Lake District Walker

Tim Buckley walked up Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on August 15th, 2011 [from/via/route] From Scales Tarn via SHARP EDGE!!! [with] Esther. [weather] Had been wet but cleared and the sun came out as we set out to tackle Sharp Edge. - Having completed Striding Edge and Jack's Rake (see note Ed.), I rate Sharp Edge as the most dangerous and will not do it again. Others turned back on the way up. A real sense at certain sections that one slip would lead to disaster. Huge rush once completed. Views from Blencathra summit were stunning.

Beth Webster climbed Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on June 18th, 2012 [with] Hannah Phillips

Brian Norman bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on July 22nd, 2013 [from/via/route] Scales, Sharp Edge [with] Brigit De Wever

Christopher Payne hiked Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on June 27th, 2013 [from/via/route] g4w sheet c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale via Souther Fell. [with] molly my gwp. [weather] fine.

Tony Aspden summited Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on June 3rd, 2009 [with] Andy [weather] Sunny

Michael Smith walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) during May, 2013 [from/via/route] Too windy for sharp edge [with] WKMW [weather] Sunny cold and windy

Peter Harris has walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) [from/via/route] Keswick

Noel Hetherington walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on September 6th, 2007 [from/via/route] Scales via Sharp Edge [with] Chris Wardman, Dave Howe and Dave Brown [weather] Sunny - Met up with the rest of our group on summit and descended to Threlkeld

G Philpott has walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) [from/via/route] sharpe edge

Brian Laverty walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on May 5th, 2012 [from/via/route] scales/sharp edge [with] wendy [weather] good

Jacqueline Debbie Tonks walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on January 29th, 2013 [with] Pete Tonks [weather] Windy, snow and low cloud on the top.

Dale Verrall walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on April 25th, 2010 [from/via/route] Mungrisdale walk number C245 [with] Amber [weather] Wet,wet,wet & low cloud

Kevin Parnham walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on October 6th, 2012 [from/via/route] Mungrisdale via Souther Fell and Sharp Edge [with] Jo Tasker [weather] Generally good,some very light rain and cloud - A great day to do Sharp Edge,virtually no wind and clear all the way up,a classic day for scrambling.

Michael Lee walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) during August, 2003 [from/via/route] Scales [with] Tom & Jessica [weather] Good, sunny evening - Just been up there again 30/11/12

Iain Taylor walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on October 25th, 2009 [from/via/route] Nr Scales Farm (NY 34967 27223)

Chris Bramley walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on October 27th, 2012 [from/via/route] Scales [with] Blake, Jaqui and janet [weather] Cold wind clear sky

John Cave walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on October 8th, 2012 [from/via/route] Threlkeld [with] Ann [weather] Warm and clear skies, virtually no wind

Katy Shelton walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) during May, 2012 [with] Em & Lottie [weather] HOT 29 degrees

Mr Davison walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) during August, 2012 [from/via/route] scales sharp edge [with] jenny davison [weather] sunny

Tanya Jones walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on June 30th, 2012 [from/via/route] Threlkeld - Blease fell etc (go4awalkroute) [with] Gareth - my Hubby [weather] Heavy showers all day, very wet. Sweeping sheets of rain that cleared for minutes now and again allowing a view now at times. - sodden and very hard work over the wet scrambly bits - but very satisfying.

Cheryl Hawkes walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on May 24th, 2000 [with] Steve

Ann Booth walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on June 2nd, 2012 [from/via/route] Scales [with] Lynn Pete roo and hubby [weather] Cool and misty on top - My knees hurt steep descent via blessed hill

Christine Shepherd walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on April 23rd, 2006 [from/via/route] Walked from Scales. reached the summit via Sharp Edge and made the descent over Hall's Fell Ridge. [with] My daughter Rebecca [weather] Bright and cold - My daughter, a climber, persuaded my to go over Sharp Edge which I didn't really enjoy. However, I decided to climb Blencathra again by myself using walk c170 climbing via Hall's Fell Ridge and loved it.

Adam Shewry walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on February 6th, 2012 [weather] Winter conditions - with ice axe

Colin Pomfret walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on June 9th, 1982 [from/via/route] Gategill and Halls Fell [with] David [weather] Sunny intervals low cloud but warm

Emma Casey walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) during 2010 [with] Gary

Paul Carmichael walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on April 27th, 2012 [from/via/route] Scales Via Sharp Edge [with] Solo [weather] Clear blue skies, slight cold breeze in exposed aspects - Fantastic weather, fantastic views, I didn't realise how intimidating Sharp edge could be, only saw 4 people, two at the start of my walk descending and two fell runners disapearing in the distance I got a wave from one of them

Ray O'Hara walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on April 18th, 2011 [from/via/route] Sharp Edge

Stephen Littlewood walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on June 8th, 2007 [from/via/route] from Mungrisdale, via Bowscale Fell

Stuart Crane walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on March 11th, 2010 [from/via/route] c117 Blencathra from Scales

Deborah Allingham walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on March 11th, 2012 [from/via/route] Scales (then turned left at the tarn!) [weather] Glorious sun & mild. A little windy on the peak

Denis Mcallister walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on March 20th, 2011 [with] Dales WG [weather] rough

Darren Mortimer walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on October 28th, 2011 [from/via/route] Scales [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Sunny

Bernie Pottrell walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) during October, 2010 [with] Denise and another couple [weather] Mist

Ross Dougherty walked up, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on October 28th, 2011 [from/via/route] Route c117 [with] Jo Routlege [weather] Fine and Misty on tops

Jo Dixon, David Shaw, Amanda Hinds, David Laws, Claire Rigg, Robert Maclean, Simon Clark, Steven Woodroffe, Carl Abbott, Adam Beeby, Peter O'sullivan, David Butterfield, Elaine Grayson, Graham Pepper, Pam Armstrong, Patricia Dilley, Roddy Mcdougall, Simon Duerden, Colin Egan, Jonathan Tobin, Michael Nolan, Phil Clark, Raymond Barnett, Robin Blunden, Paul Booth, Jeanette Coward, Louis Smith, John Webb, Immacolata Pescatore, Rod Cove, Steve Lockett, Linda Mckeogh, Trevor Williams, Paul Ford, Tracey Cordes, Alan Davidson, John Buckley, David Williams, Patrick Buckland, Robin Scott, Steve Davenport, Chris Turner, Stephen Millington, Chris Bede, Rob Barklamb, Neville Rapley, Martyn Rouse, Jacqui Smith, John Tippins, Doug Jeffries, Linda Walker, Martin Cowell and Libby Burns have also all walked, climbed & bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top).

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

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A snow capped Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) viewed from the summit of Skiddaw

1. A snow capped Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) viewed from the summit of Skiddaw
Photo: Charles Murray (2)

Sharp Edge, Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) from Bannerdale Crags

2. Sharp Edge, Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) from Bannerdale Crags
Photo: Richard Nicholls (58)

Sharp Edge, Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

3. Sharp Edge, Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)
Photo: Wayne Hill (56)

Great Mell Fell Summit cairn with Sharp Edge , Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) beyond

4. Great Mell Fell Summit cairn with Sharp Edge , Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) beyond
Photo: David Hayter (215)

Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) and Sharp Edge from Little Mell Fell

5. Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) and Sharp Edge from Little Mell Fell
Photo: Brian Tyler (1)

Sharp Edge from Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

6. Sharp Edge from Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)
Photo: Chris Haselden (14)

Standing on the Ordnance Survey Concrete Ring on the summit of Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

7. Standing on the Ordnance Survey Concrete Ring on the summit of Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)
Photo: Christine Shepherd (491)

Looking North along the High Rigg Ridge to Skiddaw (left) and Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) (right)

8. Looking North along the High Rigg Ridge to Skiddaw (left) and Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) (right)
Photo: David Baines (6)

Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) in the Snow

9. Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) in the Snow
Photo: Andy Brown (3)

High Rigg summit cairn - with Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) beyond

10. High Rigg summit cairn - with Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) beyond
Photo: David Baines (7)


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You can walk or hike Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) with any of these 5 route maps:

Walk c170 Blencathra from Threlkeld

Route Summary: - Threlkeld, Gategill Farm, Hall's Fell, Hall's Fell Ridge, Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top), Gategill Fell Top, Knowe Crags (Blease Fell), Threlkeld.

Length: 6km (3.75 miles) | Ascent: 731m (2398ft) | Allow at least: 3.75hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk c383 Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales

Route Summary: - Scales, Mousthwaite Comb, Scales Fell, Brunt Knott, Scales Beck, Scales Tarn, Sharp Edge, Atkinson Pike, Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top), Scales Fell, Mousthwaite Comb, Scales.

Length: 8.5km (5.25 miles) | Ascent: 687m (2255ft) | Allow at least: 4.5hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk c117 Blencathra and Knowe Crags (Blease Fell) via Sharp Edge from Scales

Route Summary: - Scales, Mousthwaite Comb, Scales Fell, Brunt Knott, Scales Beck, Scales Tarn, Sharp Edge, Atkinson Pike, Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top), Gategill Fell Top, Knowe Crag (Blease Fell), Scales.

Length: 10km (6.25 miles) | Ascent: 782m (2565ft) | Allow at least: 4.75hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk c191 The Glendermackin Round from Mungrisdale

Route Summary: - Mungrisdale, Souther Fell, River Glendermackin, Brunt Knott, Scales Beck, Scales Tarn, Sharp Edge, Atkinson Pike, Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top), Foule Crag, Bannerdale Crags, Bowscale Fell, Tarn Crags Top, Raven Crags, Mungrisdale.

Length: 15km (9.5 miles) | Ascent: 936m (3070ft) | Allow at least: 6.5hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Very Hard


Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale

Route Summary: - Mungrisdale, Souther Fell, River Glendermackin, Brunt Knott, Scales Beck, Scales Tarn, Sharp Edge, Atkinson Pike, Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top), Mungrisdale Common, Bannerdale Crags, Bowscale Fell, Tarn Crags Top, Raven Crags, Mungrisdale.

Length: 17.5km (11 miles) | Ascent: 995m (3264ft) | Allow at least: 7.25hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Very Hard




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Walk all 214 Wainwrights in just 59 Walks. Download GPS Waypoints - Great Walks you must not miss!
Walk The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge Walk - All the Latest Route Information, GPS Waypoints and Split Times to keep you on Schedule
Walk The British Three Peaks Challenge Walk - All the Latest Route Information and GPS Waypoints
See our pick of The Best Walks in The Lake District - Great Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of the Best Lake District Ridge Walks - Great Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of the Best Lake District Walks to do in the rain - Great Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Snowdonia - Great Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Ridge Walks in Wales - Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Brecon Beacons - Great Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Yorkshire Dales - Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Peak District - Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Forest of Bowland - Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Shropshire - Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Cheshire - Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Lancashire - Walks you must not miss!
Not sure where to walk next? Try Peak Bagging - Great Walks you must not miss!
Not sure where to walk next? Walk part of a National Trail - Great Walks you must not miss!
Walks with Downloadable and Uploadable GPS Waypoint Data
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