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

The Northern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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

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Wainwright
(No. 14)

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

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English Marilyn
8th highest in England,
285th in Great Britain

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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:

OS Explorer Map OL5
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Map 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:

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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)

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

Christine Shepherd climbed 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 bagged on October 31st, 2019 [from/via/route] Mungrisdale [weather] Sunny

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

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

Bill Salisbury conquered on August 27th, 2019 [from/via/route] Scales [with] Sue [weather] Sunny

Jamie Bryan scaled on August 4th, 2019 [from/via/route] c245

Richard Marchant walked up on June 29th, 2019 [from/via/route] From the hamlet of Scales up to Mousthwaite Comb then up the valley to Scale Beck, Scale Tarn' up Brunt Knot, Sharp Edge and up to Blencathra. The descent took us down over Doddick Fell and once down along to Scales. [with] James Marchant my son. [weather] Slightly over cast, dry, no breeze but very muggy and hot. - First time for James up Sharp Edge so chuffed to do this with him after many years of him saying he wanted to do this.

Liz Sheerin climbed on August 1st, 2014 [from/via/route] Threkeld [with] Neil,Tom,Hannah,Matt

Clare Tait bagged on February 17th, 2019 [from/via/route] From visitor centre [with] Charlie [weather] Changeable and very windy at top.

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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)

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)

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

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

Photo: David Baines (5)

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)

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

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

Photo: Richard Nicholls (58)

Andy Brown on Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Andy Brown on Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Photo: Andy Brown (6)

*Skiddaw from Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) with the Solway Firth in the distance

*Skiddaw from Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) with the Solway Firth in the distance

Photo: Wayne Hill (57)

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

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

Photo: Andy Brown (2)


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