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This in my opinion is one of the more accessible hikes in the Lake District. It is spectacular and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stan Y
Walk up Blencathra

A nice Saturday afternoon walk he said. Little did I know I would be climbing a mountain. But... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This in my opinion is one of the more accessible hikes in the Lake District. It is spectacular and a bit scary. My best friend will do this next time as I let myself down by refusing to continue the last 1/4 of the ridge....More

Thank Stan Y
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

A nice Saturday afternoon walk he said. Little did I know I would be climbing a mountain. But climb it I did. This was a hard climb but absolutely exhilarating. It really was worth all the hard work once you got to the top.

Thank 1365andy
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

1  Thank colinhutchison241736
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 Tony H
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
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24 September 2018|
Response from BobScarlett | Reviewed this property |
There is a car park just above the Blencathra Centre, situated a mile or so to the west of Threlkeld village. It is an easy 90 minute walk from there to the summit although the early stages of the path are not well defined... More
Malcolm H
5 September 2018|
Response from Tony H | 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