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A must climb or hike

This is a great mountain with a number of routes to the top from easy hike(but long) to the sharp... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Stroud, United Kingdom
Fabulous stay

First enjoy the view. Expansive and breathtaking. Second the peace. Located on a farm you'll hear... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
janet c
York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

This is a great mountain with a number of routes to the top from easy hike(but long) to the sharp ridge end. plan it first. Great views in all directions and a must to 'bag'. be aware of windy conditions which are common. Fabulous winter...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

First enjoy the view. Expansive and breathtaking. Second the peace. Located on a farm you'll hear birdsong not traffic. Third the fabulous accommodation. Everything is top of the range and the owner has a flair to make this chic place homely. Finally the presseco and...More

Thank janet c
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Walked up Halls Fell Ridge and down sharp edge. What a mountain! If you visit the lakes then get up this mountain.....afterwards you will get what all the fuss is about.

1  Thank jayjordan675
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Went from the White Horse pub via Sharp Edge and down the easy path. Weather was perfect, not too hot. I started about noon and met one group coming down and a couple of people on Sharp Edge. Wonderful views from the top. Should be...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 20 June 2018

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

Thank TonyH4060
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
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.

Thank Bazrat92
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
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
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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Malcolm H
5 September 2018|
Response from TonyH4060 | Reviewed this property |
Partly depends what you mean by easiest... my preferred route is to park the car in the lay-by on the A66 by the White Horse Inn. Straight into the fells from there. Well defined path to the tarn. Head right if you want to... More