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One of the best Lakeland mountains,

Blencathra has everything you could want from a lakeland fell. walking routes and 2 adventurous... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David H
Marske-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
Back again, this time for Halls Fell ridge

After tackling sharp edge (almost a year ago) this time we were back for Halls Fell Ridge. Often... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
Lancashire, UK
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank David H
Reviewed 7 June 2017

After tackling sharp edge (almost a year ago) this time we were back for Halls Fell Ridge. Often seen as less exciting than its more publicised brother Sharp Edge, nevertheless this is still a ridge with a little bit of exposure in parts. There are...More

Thank Armengar
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Its been on our list for a while, but finally got to stay near (Threkeld - great cottage, 2 nice pubs, wlak from the door - what's not to like?) and had the weather. We took a roundabout way up from the north eastern flank...More

Thank Bill T
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Climbed this one with my girlfriend last Saturday on one of the hottest days of the year. Took an anti-clockwise circular route from Threlkeld over the three tops, and down close to Scales. The views were spectacular and stretched out to the Irish Sea. It...More

Thank PhilKerr
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I feel lucky living in Carlisle and having these beautiful fells on my doorstep. Blencathra is definitely one of my favourites and provides a mixture of scrambling and walking routes to the top. Hall’s Fell Ridge is without a doubt my favourite route to the...More

Thank MC084
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

What a walk/climb.....! It was a lot more that I bargained for. From the bottom looking up I wondered what I was doing then we went up via Hall's Fell (I have a head for heights but looking down made me feel a bit funny!)...More

Thank Kapowell17
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We decided on Wednesday 1/3/17 to climb the summit of Blencathra (from the Centre) not up Sharps edge! The higher we got the more the cloud came in until we reached the zigzag path, and then the snow and the hail started to fall! reaching...More

Thank Claire P
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Absolutely stunning walk with beautiful views. The Lake District is one of the best places for a day of walking. The mountains here are amazing. well worth doing. Unfortunately when we did it, it was misty when we got to the top.

Thank KH2691
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Few people are foolish enough to venture on to the Lakeland fells on the shortest day of the year but my youngest offspring tempted me out and proved to me once again that winter hiking can provide a magnificent experience. The start of the day...More

Thank Edward1951S
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

What can be said about this mountain? It has been my easy route on many occasions for a quick blast up and down via Scales, and also a slot in poor weather. It is close to 'route 66' which means no walk in, is isolated...More

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