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

The Northern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England

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


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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 highest in Great Britain

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English Trig Point (Pillar)

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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)

Iain Jones walked up on April 17th, 2016 [from/via/route] Scales [with] Jim Hamilton, Alex Walker and Steven Hunt - 05 July 2018 - Trail Run from Scales; 04 September 2022 - Trail Run from Mungrisdale

Christine Shepherd climbed on April 23rd, 2006 [from/via/route] Walked from Scales. reached the summit via Sharp Edge & made the descent over Hall's Fell Ridge. [with] My daughter Rebecca [weather] Bright & 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 on 27.8.10, climbing via Hall's Fell Ridge & loved it. Climbed via Hall's Fell Ridge again 21.9.19 on the only fine day of a week's holiday.Used Scales Fell to climb Blencathra again on 10.8.2021.

Caroline Winter bagged 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. May 22- camping opposite, so couldn't resist going up. Descended first time of many climbs up here, along her Western flank to the field centre & what a wonderful walk down.

Geoff Hand hiked on June 21st, 2022 [from/via/route] Walk c245 Blencathra or saddleback from Mungrisdale. So Mumgrisdale, Souther Fell, Blencathra, Atkinson Pike, Mungrisdale Common, Bannerdale Craggs, Bowscale Fell, back over Tarn Crags Top & Raven Crags. [with] With Tess, and Richard Macilwaine a fell running friend. [weather] Beautiful day, broken cloud, cool at times, 10mph wind. - Spotted a Red Squirrel on at the start, lots of swallows on Blencathra! plenty skylarks & then we saw a hare just as we were returning into Mungrisdale. Busy on Blencathra.

Kate Peacock summited on April 23rd, 2022 [from/via/route] Dropped off near the pub at Mungrisedale to ascend Souther Fell, nice path up. Walked down the front of Blencathra [with] Me & Sheila [weather] No rain. Winds were crazy after Blencathra but we expected that. - We didn't descend as advised off Bowscale Fell as it would have been quite steep & the winds were a distraction. Slightly wrong twice coming down the front of Blencathra instead but we got there

Tony Halliday conquered on March 18th, 2022 [from/via/route] Circular walk starting at the white horse pub bunkhouse where we stayed taking in Blencathra catgill fell top mungrisdale common & bowscale fell [with] My boarder terrier jimmy boo and George also my wife sal [weather] The weather was cool dry sunny & clear but with a cool wind - Nice circular roughly 12 miles tough start a lot of ups & steep climbs & a gruelling downs tough on legs possibly 4 mile too long great views Blencathra is a great mountain with excellent views on a clear day

Nigel Lee scaled on April 1st, 2000 [from/via/route] Sharp Edge [weather] Snow - Approximate Date

Julie Besbrode walked up on August 4th, 2021 [with] Damian, Sam, Robin, Oli & Cameron (Oli's friend) [weather] Warm & sunny

Pete George climbed on September 18th, 2021 [from/via/route] Mungrisdale [with] Roco [weather] Drizzly & wet

Robert Lloyd bagged on July 22nd, 1977 [with] Imelda, Phil Jackson, Dave Hudson. [weather] Cloudy

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

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)

Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) in the Snow

Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) in the Snow

Photo: Andy Brown (3)

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 (6)

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

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

Photo: Andy Brown (2)

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

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

Photo: David Hayter (215)

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)

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)

Sharp Edge, Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Photo: Wayne Hill (56)

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)

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

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

Photo: Richard Nicholls (58)

*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)

Sharp Edge, Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Sharp Edge, Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Photo: Wayne Hill (55)

Andy Brown on Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Andy Brown on Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Photo: Andy Brown (6)

Sharp Edge from Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Sharp Edge from Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Photo: Chris Haselden (14)

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)


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