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




Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on 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

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) and an English Marilyn (8th highest in England, 285th highest in the UK).

The summit of Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Atkinson Pike at 845m (2773ft). Atkinson Pike is also known as an English Nuttall (30th highest in England, 58th highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Bowscale Fell at 702m (2304ft). Bowscale Fell is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (103rd highest in England, 170th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 87).

Bowscale Fell is also known as an English Nuttall (130th highest in England, 215th highest in England & Wales). The summit of Bowscale Fell is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

Along the way you will also bag:


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Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale

In no particular order . . .

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Tackling Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Tackling Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (118)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Approaching Knowe Crags, Blencathra or Saddleback

Approaching Knowe Crags, Blencathra or Saddleback

Photo: Alan Wainwright (126)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Bannerdale from between The Tongue and the sunlit east ridge of Bannerdale Crags

Bannerdale from between The Tongue and the sunlit east ridge of Bannerdale Crags

Photo: Andy Malcolm (249)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Bannerdale Crags summit cairn with Blencathra beyond

Bannerdale Crags summit cairn with Blencathra beyond

Photo: Christine Shepherd (506)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Knowe Crags from Hallsfell Top (Blencathra or Saddleback)

Knowe Crags from Hallsfell Top (Blencathra or Saddleback)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (149)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - 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)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Sharp Edge, Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Sharp Edge, Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Photo: Wayne Hill (56)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Eric and me on Blencathra

Eric and me on Blencathra

Photo: Amanda Hamlyn (6)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Early morning looking west from road to Mungrisdale

Early morning looking west from road to Mungrisdale

Photo: David Wright (267)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Scales Tarn

Scales Tarn

Photo: Richard Heeley (7)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Mungrisdale Common from Atkinson Pike, Blencathra or Saddleback

Mungrisdale Common from Atkinson Pike, Blencathra or Saddleback

Photo: Alan Wainwright (135)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - 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)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - On Blencathra

On Blencathra

Photo: Roo Butler (2)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - 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)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Derwent Water from a snowy Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Derwent Water from a snowy Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Photo: Andy Brown (2)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - 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)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - 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)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - On Blencathra (or Saddleback)

On Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Photo: Sandra Littlewood (3)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Sharp Edge from Scales Beck

Sharp Edge from Scales Beck

Photo: Andy Malcolm (247)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Mungrisdale Common from Blencathra

Mungrisdale Common from Blencathra

Photo: David Hayter (299)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - 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)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Sharp Edge

Sharp Edge

Photo: Andy Malcolm (145)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Bannerdale View Cottage, Mungrisdale

Bannerdale View Cottage, Mungrisdale

Photo: Chris Haselden (15)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Bowscale Fell from Bannerdale Crags

Bowscale Fell from Bannerdale Crags

Photo: Alan Wainwright (140)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Sharp Edge from Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Sharp Edge from Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Photo: Chris Haselden (14)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Sharp Edge edge in all its infamous glory

Sharp Edge edge in all its infamous glory

Photo: Michael Lee (8)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - *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)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Bannerdale Crags from Bowscale Fell

Bannerdale Crags from Bowscale Fell

Photo: Mike Knipe (209)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Myself about to tackle Sharp Edge (Blencathra)

Myself about to tackle Sharp Edge (Blencathra)

Photo: Matt Smith (1)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Walking along Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Walking along Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (117)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Bowscale Fell summit cairn

Bowscale Fell summit cairn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (141)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) in the Snow

Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) in the Snow

Photo: Andy Brown (3)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Bannerdale Crags summit cairn

Bannerdale Crags summit cairn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (139)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - 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)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) in the Snow

Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) in the Snow

Photo: Andy Brown (4)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Andy Brown on Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Andy Brown on Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Photo: Andy Brown (6)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Scales Beck

Scales Beck

Photo: Alan Wainwright (111)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Sharp Edge from Foul Crag, Blencathra or Saddleback

Sharp Edge from Foul Crag, Blencathra or Saddleback

Photo: Alan Wainwright (136)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Sharp Edge, Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Sharp Edge, Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Photo: Wayne Hill (55)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Blencathra from Bannerdale Crags

Blencathra from Bannerdale Crags

Photo: Chris Haselden (16)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - On the top of Blencathra.

On the top of Blencathra.

Photo: Claire Rees (1)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Skye (my fellow walker) on Bannerdale Crags in the snow

Skye (my fellow walker) on Bannerdale Crags in the snow

Photo: Peter Sykes (2)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Bowscale Fell across the summit rim of Bannerdale Crags

Bowscale Fell across the summit rim of Bannerdale Crags

Photo: Andy Malcolm (248)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - At top of Tarn Crag

At top of Tarn Crag

Photo: Jane Higson (1)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - View from the top of Bannerdale Crags

View from the top of Bannerdale Crags

Photo: Alan Wainwright (138)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Sharp Edge from Foule Crag, Blencathra

Sharp Edge from Foule Crag, Blencathra

Photo: David Hayter (300)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Hallsfell Top, Blencathra

Hallsfell Top, Blencathra

Photo: David Hayter (298)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - 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)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - 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)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - On the summit of Mungrisdale Common

On the summit of Mungrisdale Common

Photo: Christine Shepherd (482)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Blencathra from Bannerdale Crags

Blencathra from Bannerdale Crags

Photo: Chris Haselden (17)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Negotiating Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Negotiating Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (114)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Skiddaw from Hallsfell Top summit cairn, Blencathra or Saddleback

Skiddaw from Hallsfell Top summit cairn, Blencathra or Saddleback

Photo: Alan Wainwright (130)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - 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)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Bannerdale Crags (mid-ground) and Blencathra (or Saddleback) from Souther Fell

Bannerdale Crags (mid-ground) and Blencathra (or Saddleback) from Souther Fell

Photo: Alan Wainwright (107)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Sharp Edge in all its glory, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

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

Photo: Alan Wainwright (120)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Hallsfell Top summit cairn with Gategill Fell Top and Knowe Crags in the background Blencathra or Saddleback

Hallsfell Top summit cairn with Gategill Fell Top and Knowe Crags in the background Blencathra or Saddleback

Photo: Alan Wainwright (129)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Hall's Fell Ridge from Hallsfell Top, Blencathra or Saddleback

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

Photo: Alan Wainwright (124)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Bruce on Souther Fell Summit

Bruce on Souther Fell Summit

Photo: Andy Malcolm (68)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Sharp Edge from Scales Tarn, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Sharp Edge from Scales Tarn, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (112)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - 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)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Mungrisdale Common summit cairn

Mungrisdale Common summit cairn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (137)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Sharp Edge in, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Sharp Edge in, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (115)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - 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)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Bowscale Fell summit

Bowscale Fell summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (469)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - 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)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Me, halfway across Sharp Edge, trying to be brave

Me, halfway across Sharp Edge, trying to be brave

Photo: Paula Oldham (3)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Bannerdale Crags from Brunt Knott (Blencathra) below Sharp Edge

Bannerdale Crags from Brunt Knott (Blencathra) below Sharp Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (110)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Sharp Edge, Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) from Bannerdale Crags

Sharp Edge, Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) from Bannerdale Crags

Photo: Richard Nicholls (58)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Mungrisdale from Raven Crags

Mungrisdale from Raven Crags

Photo: Alan Wainwright (143)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Gategill Fell Top with Knowe Crags beyond from Hallsfell Top, Blencathra or Saddleback

Gategill Fell Top with Knowe Crags beyond from Hallsfell Top, Blencathra or Saddleback

Photo: Alan Wainwright (127)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Hallsfell Top

Hallsfell Top

Photo: Alan Wainwright (132)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Swirral Edge and Helvellyn from the summit cairn on Catstye Cam

Swirral Edge and Helvellyn from the summit cairn on Catstye Cam

Photo: Christine Shepherd (894)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Skiddaw from Hallsfell Top, Blencathra or Saddleback

Skiddaw from Hallsfell Top, Blencathra or Saddleback

Photo: Alan Wainwright (133)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Blencathra (or Saddleback) (centre left distance) behind Atkinson Pike (centre right) with Sharp Edge prominent (mid left) from an unfamiliar viewpoint on Bowscale Fell

Blencathra (or Saddleback) (centre left distance) behind Atkinson Pike (centre right) with Sharp Edge prominent (mid left) from an unfamiliar viewpoint on Bowscale Fell

Photo: Rob Barklamb (55)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - 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)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Sharp Edge from Atkinson Pike, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Sharp Edge from Atkinson Pike, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (122)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Sharp Edge, Blencathra

Sharp Edge, Blencathra

Photo: Dave Eatock (1)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Blencathra March 2012

Blencathra March 2012

Photo: Pat McHugh (1)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Mungrisdale from the lower slopes of Souther Fell

Mungrisdale from the lower slopes of Souther Fell

Photo: Alan Wainwright (106)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - On Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

On Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (116)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - 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)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Climbing Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Climbing Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (119)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - On Blencathra

On Blencathra

Photo: Roo Butler (1)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Mungrisdale Common summit

Mungrisdale Common summit

Photo: David Hayter (301)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - A walker negotiates the 'awkward place' on Sharp Edge

A walker negotiates the 'awkward place' on Sharp Edge

Photo: Andy Malcolm (146)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - On Raven Crag (Thirlmere) with a broken arm

On Raven Crag (Thirlmere) with a broken arm

Photo: Christine Shepherd (901)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Clough Head and The Dodds from Blencathra (or Saddleback).

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

Photo: Liz Halpin (6)

Walk c245 Blencathra from Mungrisdale - Mungrisdale from Bowscale Fell

Mungrisdale from Bowscale Fell

Photo: Alan Wainwright (142)


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