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Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)
868m (2849ft)

The Northern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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16th highest in England,
38th in England & Wales

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19th highest in England,
44th in England & Wales

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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)

Photo: Andy Brown

Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

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

Bay Wan walked up on October 5th, 2020 [from/via/route] Started from Scales layby around to Blease Fell and back down [with] Cocoa dog - 9 yrs old & special guest Paul Harper [weather] Sunny, windy dry Autumn day following lashing from Storm Alex. - Really pleasant walk

Catherine Hill climbed on October 1st, 2020 [from/via/route] From Threlkeld village up to Blecathra via Blease.took the easier route. Time limited so a loop out of the question. One of those - think you'vecreached the top and then there's another hill, then another, and on and on... [with] Alone [weather] Good weather overall. Some light rain at the start.

Richard Fulcher bagged on September 30th, 2019 [from/via/route] Straight up and down Blease Fell from the car park at the Blencathra Centre. [with] Jen, Viv and Dave [weather] A bit misty on the way up ... but cleared at the top. Lovely views.

Tony Kenny hiked on January 2nd, 2019 [from/via/route] From Scales [with] Kitty [weather] Dry & cold; very cold on the top with biting breeze

Neil Bennett summited on July 24th, 2020 [from/via/route] Climbed Blencathra via Blease Fell. Our starting point for the walk was the car park above the Blencathra Centre. Our descent followed the same route. [with] Pam Bennett, Oliver Bennett, Thomas Bennett. [weather] Light cloud with sunny intervals.

Stephen Batson conquered on June 20th, 2020 [from/via/route] Mungrisdale [with] Clare [weather] Mixture of sunshine, cloud and fox

Christine Shepherd scaled 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. Climbed via Hall's Fell Ridge again 21.9.19 on the only fine day of a week's holiday.

Andrew Johnson walked up on October 31st, 2019 [from/via/route] Mungrisdale [weather] Sunny

James Brocken climbed on September 14th, 2019 [weather] Windy on the top

Iain Jones bagged on April 17th, 2016 [from/via/route] Scales [with] Jim Hamilton, Alex Walker and Steven Hunt - 05 July 2018 - Trail Run from Scales

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

Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) in the Snow

Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) in the Snow

Photo: Andy Brown (3)

Andy Brown on Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Andy Brown on Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Photo: Andy Brown (6)

Sharp Edge, Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Sharp Edge, Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Photo: Wayne Hill (55)

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

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

Photo: Christine Shepherd (491)

Sharp Edge from Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Sharp Edge from Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Photo: Chris Haselden (14)

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

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

Photo: Brian Tyler (1)

Sharp Edge, Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Sharp Edge, Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Photo: Wayne Hill (56)

Derwent Water from Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) in the Snow

Derwent Water from Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) in the Snow

Photo: Andy Brown (5)

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

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

Photo: David Baines (7)

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

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

Photo: Charles Murray (2)


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