Walk c170 Blencathra from Threlkeld

Blencathra's 'other' ridge


Route outline for walk c170:

- Threlkeld  -   Gategill Farm  -   Hall's Fell  -   Hall's Fell Ridge  -   Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)  -   Gategill Fell Top  -   Knowe Crags (Blease Fell)  -   Threlkeld.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
1
English
Mountain
Wainwright
1
Wainwright
 English Nuttalls
2
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 (2792ft). Gategill Fell Top is also known as an English Nuttall (28th in England, 55th 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 c170 Blencathra from Threlkeld

In no particular order . . .

On Blencathra (or Saddleback)

On Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Photo: Sandra Littlewood (3)

Entering Swaledale near Keld

Entering Swaledale near Keld

Photo: Paul Holroyd (16)

Hallsfell Top, Blencathra

Hallsfell Top, Blencathra

Photo: David Hayter (298)

Stainton Pike beyond Rowantree Force from Waberthwaite Fell

Stainton Pike beyond Rowantree Force from Waberthwaite Fell

Photo: Andy Malcolm (198)

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)

Hallsfell Top

Hallsfell Top

Photo: Alan Wainwright (132)

Climbing Ingleborough

Climbing Ingleborough

Photo: Sandra Littlewood (4)

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)

The cairn and tangle of old fence posts that mark the summit of Little Dodd (Ennerdale)

The cairn and tangle of old fence posts that mark the summit of Little Dodd (Ennerdale)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (492)

Knowe Crags from Hallsfell Top (Blencathra or Saddleback)

Knowe Crags from Hallsfell Top (Blencathra or Saddleback)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (149)


. . . load all 55 walk photos from Walk c170 Blencathra from Threlkeld


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