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

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Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Photograph by Andy Brown

Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) is classified as a:

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

 

Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) is on interactive maps:

  • OS Explorer (Orange Covers) sheet: OL5
  • OS Landranger (Pink Covers) sheet: 90

 



You can walk to the top of Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) by using any of these 5 easy to follow 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 (ft) | 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 (ft) | 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 (ft) | 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 (ft) | 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 (ft) | Allow at least: 7.25hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Very Hard



If you LOG ON and then RELOAD this page it will display when you climbed, bagged and conquered Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top), what the weather was like, who you went with and any other comments you might like to add to remind you of that fantastic day. For more details see Your Personal Mountain, Top, Peak and Hill Bagging Record.


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)

Michael Martin walked up Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on January 28th, 2018 [with] Colin Saunders and Robert Jones [weather] Windy and misty and rain

Andy James climbed Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on August 14th, 2018 [from/via/route] Scales Fell [with] Suzie James

Richard Beardsley bagged Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on August 11th, 2018 [from/via/route] Walked route c170. Blencathra via Hall's Fell Ridge from Threlkeld. [with] Paula [weather] Sunny, beautiful day. Whisper of low cloud at the summit which restricted the panoramic views. - Had attempted this climb on the Wednesday before but bad weather put a halt to it.

Iain Jones hiked Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on April 17th, 2016 - 05 July 2018 - Trail Run from Scales

Carol Hancock summited Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on May 24th, 2018 [from/via/route] From Scales via Sharp Edge. [with] Dave Hancock [weather] Bright and sunny, windy higher up and on Sharp Edge. - Views superb.

Steve Cookson conquered Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on March 13th, 2018 [from/via/route] Threlkeld [with] Gillie [weather] Dry

Christina Lander scaled Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) on June 4th, 2017 [from/via/route] Sharp Edge, Atkinson Pike, Blencathra, Hall's Fell Ridge [with] Dick [weather] Mostly sunny

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

Andrew Chrimes bagged 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

3. Looking North along the High Rigg Ridge to Skiddaw (left) and Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) (right)
Photo: David Baines (5)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sharp Edge from Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

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

Derwent Water from a snowy Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

9. Derwent Water from a snowy Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)
Photo: Andy Brown (2)

Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) in the Snow

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


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