Blencathra or Saddleback as it is also known; this magnificent summit although not as big as neighbouring Skiddaw offers fantastic views South into the Lake District, East gives views to the Pennines and to the North across the Solway we have Scotland. Other points of interest are the spectacular Sharp Edge and the less exposed Halls Fell ridge; although not on today’s itinerary these can be seen whilst on our journey with a view directly down Halls Fell Ridge from Blencathra’s summit. The recently replaced summit ring was man hauled up the mountain by a team of like minded individuals two of which will be leading your walk today.
OS Map OL5
Difficulty Level Beginner
Start Time 08:00 Hrs
Start Location Farm track to the east of The White Horse Pub in Scales. Grid, NY 3490,2720
Finish Location Same as start point
Group Size Min 8 max 20
Distance Approx 6 miles