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

Lakeland's finest 'edge' walk - not for the faint hearted


Route outline for walk c117:

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.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
1
English
Mountain
Wainwright
1
Wainwright
 English Nuttalls
3
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) at 868m (2849ft). Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (16th highest in England, 38th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 14). Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) is also known as an English Nuttall (19th highest in England, 44th highest in England & Wales). Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) is also classified as an English Marilyn (8th highest in England, 284th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Gategill Fell Top at 851m (2792ft). Gategill Fell Top is also known as an English Nuttall (28th highest in England, 55th highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Atkinson Pike at 845m (2773ft). Atkinson Pike is also known as an English Nuttall (30th highest in England, 58th highest in England & Wales).

This walk 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)


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

In no particular order . . .

Sharp Edge, Blencathra

Sharp Edge, Blencathra

Photo: Dave Eatock (1)

Scales Tarn from the start of Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Scales Tarn from the start of Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (113)

Eric and me on Blencathra

Eric and me on Blencathra

Photo: Amanda Hamlyn (6)

Scales Beck

Scales Beck

Photo: Alan Wainwright (111)

Sharp Edge from Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Sharp Edge from Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Photo: Chris Haselden (14)

Sharp Edge, Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Sharp Edge, Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Photo: Wayne Hill (55)

Atkinson Pike at the top of Sharp Edge, Blencathra or Saddleback

Atkinson Pike at the top of Sharp Edge, Blencathra or Saddleback

Photo: Alan Wainwright (134)

My mate Rich just strolling past the 'Bad Step' on Sharp Edge  without really noticing it!

My mate Rich just strolling past the 'Bad Step' on Sharp Edge without really noticing it!

Photo: Matt Smith (2)

Clough Head and The Dodds from Blencathra (or Saddleback).

Clough Head and The Dodds from Blencathra (or Saddleback).

Photo: Liz Halpin (6)

Climbing Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Climbing Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (119)


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