Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale

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Route outline for walk c245:

- Mungrisdale  -   Souther Fell  -   River Glendermackin  -   Brunt Knott  -   Scales Beck  -   Scales Tarn  -   Sharp Edge  -   Atkinson Pike  -   Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)  -   Mungrisdale Common  -   Bannerdale Crags  -   Bowscale Fell  -   Tarn Crags Top  -   Raven Crags  -   Mungrisdale.



Souther Fell

Sue_Ter Fell

The summit of Souther Fell is marked by marked by a cairn.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
3
English
Mountains
Wainwright
5
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
4
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
1
English
Dewey
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Souther Fell

Sue_Ter Fell

The summit of Souther Fell is marked by marked by a cairn.

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

You will also reach the summit of Bowscale Fell, 702m (2304ft). Bowscale Fell is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (105th highest in England, 173rd highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 87). Bowscale Fell is also known as an English Nuttall (132nd in England, 217th in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Bannerdale Crags, 683m (2242ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (113th Eng, 190th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 97) and an English Nuttall (150th Eng, 250th Eng & Wal); Mungrisdale Common 633m (2078ft) - a Wainwright (No. 121) and Souther Fell 522m (1713ft) - a Wainwright (No. 164), and an English Dewey (132nd in Eng, 301st Eng & Wal).


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 c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale

In no particular order . . .

Souther Fell summit cairn with Blencathra (or Saddleback) (distance) and Bannerdale Crags in the background

Souther Fell summit cairn with Blencathra (or Saddleback) (distance) and Bannerdale Crags in the background

Photo: Alan Wainwright (108)

Approaching Knowe Crags, Blencathra or Saddleback

Approaching Knowe Crags, Blencathra or Saddleback

Photo: Alan Wainwright (126)

On Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

On Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (116)

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)

Blencathra from Bannerdale Crags

Blencathra from Bannerdale Crags

Photo: Chris Haselden (16)

Scales Tarn

Scales Tarn

Photo: Richard Heeley (7)

Raven Crag (Thirlmere) summit with Raise beyond

Raven Crag (Thirlmere) summit with Raise beyond

Photo: David Hayter (185)

Knowe Crags from Hallsfell Top (Blencathra or Saddleback)

Knowe Crags from Hallsfell Top (Blencathra or Saddleback)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (149)

Eric and me on Blencathra

Eric and me on Blencathra

Photo: Amanda Hamlyn (6)


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