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My favourite training peak!

Blencathra has it all. Easy access from the main Keswick Road, well-defined paths, spectacular... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tony H
,
Northumberland, United Kingdom
Not as crowded as Hellvellyn

I went up via Souther Fell and back via Bonscale Fell as doing the round. Easy enough route but I... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
938fjg
,
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Blencathra has it all. Easy access from the main Keswick Road, well-defined paths, spectacular 360-degree views of the northern lakes, excellent scramble options on Sharp Edge, easier options for those who prefer to walk not scramble. Was here two weeks ago, getting ready for a...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

I went up via Souther Fell and back via Bonscale Fell as doing the round. Easy enough route but I still had my rucksack with all my gear. I felt really over dressed on Blencathra as lots of walkers in shorts and t shirts. Very...More

2  Thank 938fjg
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Walked up from the car park at the Blencathra Centre via Blease Fell. Beautiful dry, clear, crisp day with magnificent views on the way up, at the summit and on the way back down. Will try one of the more challenging ascents next time.

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

A challenging and exciting adventure. Many ways to reach the summit chose according to ability and fitness. If your trying Sharp Edge make sure of the weather and make sure you are suitably equipped.

1  Thank KENNY M
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Well if you are a Keen Wainwright (Conissuer)or a Hill walker ,this Mountain is a Legend .....sometimes refered to as Saddleback.....its one of the Lakelands Gems.......amongst an Array of Superb Hills in this part of the Lake District....Its Saddleback reference,can be best understood when Approaching...More

Thank Russell N
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Parked in a car park just off the A66 with an honesty box donations. From here you can pick which ascent to take. We went up Halls Ridge which is challenging, especially on the final climb but worth it- the footing is quite rocky near...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

We took the route up from the car park near the Blencathra Centre. Although it is early August we experienced cold hard pulverising rain; light misty rain, penetrating strong winds; so typical Lakes District weather! The route was good for us and my daughter caught...More

1  Thank RobnLondon
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

I started my climb from the small car park just above the Blencathra Centre. On the positive side, the position of this car park is about one third of the way up the mountain so the climb itself wasn't as strenuous as it might otherwise...More

Thank BobScarlett
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

We intended to a fairly easy route up Blease Fell, but forgot to turn left at the crucial moment and ended up grappling with an ascent straight up via Gategill Fell and Knott Halloo. It was tough, to say the least! Apparently Gategill is one...More

1  Thank Nigel M
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

Blencathra has everything you could want from a lakeland fell. walking routes and 2 adventurous ridges (Halls fell and the more serious Sharp Edge) easily accessed but quickly feeling remote it is a great short day out.

2  Thank David H
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