Walk c383 Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales

Lakeland's finest 'edge' walk - not for the faint hearted


Route outline for walk c383:

Scales  -  Mousthwaite Comb  -  Scales Fell  -  Brunt Knott  -  Scales Beck  -  Scales Tarn  -  Sharp Edge  -  Atkinson Pike  -  Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)  -  Scales Fell  -  Mousthwaite Comb  -  Scales




Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on 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

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).


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Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c383 Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales

In no particular order . . .

Walk c383 Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales - Myself about to tackle Sharp Edge (Blencathra)

Myself about to tackle Sharp Edge (Blencathra)

Photo: Matt Smith (1)

Walk c383 Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales - 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 c383 Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales - Hallsfell Top

Hallsfell Top

Photo: Alan Wainwright (132)

Walk c383 Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales - Mungrisdale Common from Blencathra

Mungrisdale Common from Blencathra

Photo: David Hayter (299)

Walk c383 Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales - Blencathra March 2012

Blencathra March 2012

Photo: Pat McHugh (1)

Walk c383 Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales - Sharp Edge from Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Sharp Edge from Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Photo: Chris Haselden (14)

Walk c383 Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales - 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 c383 Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales - Sharp Edge from Foule Crag, Blencathra

Sharp Edge from Foule Crag, Blencathra

Photo: David Hayter (300)

Walk c383 Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales - 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 c383 Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales - A walker negotiates the 'awkward place' on Sharp Edge

A walker negotiates the 'awkward place' on Sharp Edge

Photo: Andy Malcolm (146)

Walk c383 Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales - 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 c383 Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales - Climbing Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Climbing Sharp Edge, Blencathra (or Saddleback)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (119)

Walk c383 Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales - Atkinson Pike and Sharp Edge from Mousthwaite Comb

Atkinson Pike and Sharp Edge from Mousthwaite Comb

Photo: Andy Malcolm (246)

Walk c383 Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales - 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 c383 Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales - Approaching Knowe Crags, Blencathra or Saddleback

Approaching Knowe Crags, Blencathra or Saddleback

Photo: Alan Wainwright (126)

Walk c383 Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales - 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 c383 Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales - Me, halfway across Sharp Edge, trying to be brave

Me, halfway across Sharp Edge, trying to be brave

Photo: Paula Oldham (3)

Walk c383 Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales - 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 c383 Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales - 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)


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