Elevation (feet): 2,847
Elevation (meters): 868
Continent: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Range/Region: Lake District
Latitude: 54.64
Longitude: -3.04978
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Manchester
Convenient Center: Keswick

Thanks to Gordon L. Hewstone for adding this peak.

One of the best loved fells in the Lake District (and reportedly a favourite of Chris Bonnington!), Blencathra offers superb views and excellent fell walking. Highlights include two 'edges' to rival Striding Edge on Helvellyn:- Narrow Edge, approached from Threlkeld & Hall's Fell, and Sharp Edge reached from Scales. Both routes are excellent but care is needed if the edges are ice-bound.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

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  • Log #20902 - by Ross Cooper on July 29, 2007
    Climbed up Scales Fell after doing Souther Fell