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

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 in England, 44th in England & Wales). Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) is classified as a Marilyn (8th highest in England, 284th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Gategill Fell Top, 851m (2793ft). Gategill Fell Top is also known as an English Nuttall (28th in England, 55th in England & Wales).

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


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


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 . . .

Brunt Knott and Sharp Edge with Atkinson Pike above from Scales Beck

Brunt Knott and Sharp Edge with Atkinson Pike above from Scales Beck

Photo: Rob Barklamb (56)

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)

Scales Tarn

Scales Tarn

Photo: Richard Heeley (7)

Climbing Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Climbing Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (119)

Knowe Crags and The Blencathra or Saddleback Ridge from Hallsfell Top

Knowe Crags and The Blencathra or Saddleback Ridge from Hallsfell Top

Photo: Alan Wainwright (125)

Walking along Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Walking along Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (117)

Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) in the Snow

Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) in the Snow

Photo: Andy Brown (3)

Cunswick Fell

Cunswick Fell

Photo: Andy Malcolm (196)

Approaching Knowe Crags, Blencathra or Saddleback

Approaching Knowe Crags, Blencathra or Saddleback

Photo: Alan Wainwright (126)

Sharp Edge from Scales Beck

Sharp Edge from Scales Beck

Photo: Andy Malcolm (247)


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