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 . . .

Bannerdale Crags from Brunt Knott (Blencathra) below Sharp Edge

Bannerdale Crags from Brunt Knott (Blencathra) below Sharp Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (110)

Approaching Knowe Crags, Blencathra or Saddleback

Approaching Knowe Crags, Blencathra or Saddleback

Photo: Alan Wainwright (126)

Hallsfell Top, Blencathra

Hallsfell Top, Blencathra

Photo: David Hayter (298)

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)

Sharp Edge

Sharp Edge

Photo: Andy Malcolm (145)

Scales Tarn

Scales Tarn

Photo: Richard Heeley (7)

Sharp Edge, Blencathra

Sharp Edge, Blencathra

Photo: Dave Eatock (1)

Scales Tarn from Atkinson Pike at the top of Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Scales Tarn from Atkinson Pike at the top of Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (121)

Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) in the Snow

Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) in the Snow

Photo: Andy Brown (4)

A walker negotiates the 'awkward place' on Sharp Edge

A walker negotiates the 'awkward place' on Sharp Edge

Photo: Andy Malcolm (146)

Andy Brown on Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Andy Brown on Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Photo: Andy Brown (6)

Negotiating Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Negotiating Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (114)

Sharp Edge from Scales Tarn, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Sharp Edge from Scales Tarn, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (112)

Walking along Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Walking along Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (117)

Mungrisdale Common from Blencathra

Mungrisdale Common from Blencathra

Photo: David Hayter (299)

Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) in the Snow

Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) in the Snow

Photo: Andy Brown (3)

Sharp Edge from Foul Crag, Blencathra or Saddleback

Sharp Edge from Foul Crag, Blencathra or Saddleback

Photo: Alan Wainwright (136)

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

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

Photo: Liz Halpin (6)

Sharp Edge in, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Sharp Edge in, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (115)

Skiddaw from Hallsfell Top, Blencathra or Saddleback

Skiddaw from Hallsfell Top, Blencathra or Saddleback

Photo: Alan Wainwright (133)

Sharp Edge from Scales Beck

Sharp Edge from Scales Beck

Photo: Andy Malcolm (247)

Myself about to tackle Sharp Edge (Blencathra)

Myself about to tackle Sharp Edge (Blencathra)

Photo: Matt Smith (1)

On the top of Blencathra.

On the top of Blencathra.

Photo: Claire Rees (1)

On Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

On Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (116)

Skiddaw from Hallsfell Top summit cairn, Blencathra or Saddleback

Skiddaw from Hallsfell Top summit cairn, Blencathra or Saddleback

Photo: Alan Wainwright (130)

Atkinson Pike and Sharp Edge from Mousthwaite Comb

Atkinson Pike and Sharp Edge from Mousthwaite Comb

Photo: Andy Malcolm (246)

Sharp Edge from Atkinson Pike, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Sharp Edge from Atkinson Pike, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (122)

On Blencathra

On Blencathra

Photo: Roo Butler (1)

Sharp Edge in all its glory, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Sharp Edge in all its glory, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (120)

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)

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)

On Blencathra (or Saddleback)

On Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Photo: Sandra Littlewood (3)

Scales Beck

Scales Beck

Photo: Alan Wainwright (111)

Mungrisdale Common from Atkinson Pike, Blencathra or Saddleback

Mungrisdale Common from Atkinson Pike, Blencathra or Saddleback

Photo: Alan Wainwright (135)

Sharp Edge and Scales Tarn from Atkinson Pike, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Sharp Edge and Scales Tarn from Atkinson Pike, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (123)

Celebrating at the top of Blencathra (or Saddleback) having successfully negotiated Sharp Edge

Celebrating at the top of Blencathra (or Saddleback) having successfully negotiated Sharp Edge

Photo: Paula Oldham (1)

Hall's Fell Ridge from Hallsfell Top, Blencathra or Saddleback

Hall's Fell Ridge from Hallsfell Top, Blencathra or Saddleback

Photo: Alan Wainwright (124)

Knowe Crags from Hallsfell Top (Blencathra or Saddleback)

Knowe Crags from Hallsfell Top (Blencathra or Saddleback)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (149)

Sharp Edge from Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Sharp Edge from Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Photo: Chris Haselden (14)

Sharp Edge from Mousthwaite Comb

Sharp Edge from Mousthwaite Comb

Photo: Alan Wainwright (109)

On Blencathra or Saddleback

On Blencathra or Saddleback

Photo: Alan Wainwright (127)

Sharp Edge edge in all its infamous glory

Sharp Edge edge in all its infamous glory

Photo: Michael Lee (8)

Hallsfell Top Ridge rising to Hallsfell Top (the summit of Blencathra or Saddleback) from Atkinson Pike at the top of Sharp Edge

Hallsfell Top Ridge rising to Hallsfell Top (the summit of Blencathra or Saddleback) from Atkinson Pike at the top of Sharp Edge

Photo: Andy Malcolm (147)

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)

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)

Blencathra or Saddleback from Gategill Fell

Blencathra or Saddleback from Gategill Fell

Photo: Richard Nicholls (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)

Lonscale Fell, Burnt Horse and Skiddaw Little Man from Atkinson Pike

Lonscale Fell, Burnt Horse and Skiddaw Little Man from Atkinson Pike

Photo: Andy Malcolm (148)

Gategill Fell, Threlkeld and The Glendermackin Valley from Blencathra or Saddleback

Gategill Fell, Threlkeld and The Glendermackin Valley from Blencathra or Saddleback

Photo: Alan Wainwright (128)

*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)

Blencathra March 2012

Blencathra March 2012

Photo: Pat McHugh (1)

Sharp Edge from Foule Crag, Blencathra

Sharp Edge from Foule Crag, Blencathra

Photo: David Hayter (300)

On Blencathra

On Blencathra

Photo: Roo Butler (2)

Atkinson Pike and the top of Sharp Edge from Hallsfell Top summit cairn, Blencathra or Saddleback

Atkinson Pike and the top of Sharp Edge from Hallsfell Top summit cairn, Blencathra or Saddleback

Photo: Alan Wainwright (131)

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)

Sharp Edge, Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Sharp Edge, Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Photo: Wayne Hill (56)

Tackling Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Tackling Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (118)

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)

Me, halfway across Sharp Edge, trying to be brave

Me, halfway across Sharp Edge, trying to be brave

Photo: Paula Oldham (3)

Climbing Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Climbing Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (119)

Hallsfell Top summit cairn, Blencathra or Saddleback

Hallsfell Top summit cairn, Blencathra or Saddleback

Photo: Alan Wainwright (129)

Hallsfell Top

Hallsfell Top

Photo: Alan Wainwright (132)


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