Blencathra

Height: 868 metres / 2848 feet Grid reference: NY 32345 27712 Category: The Northern Fells

Blencathra consists of six separate fell tops. Only the main one, Hallsfell Top is counted by Wainwright but Birkett counts each individual top – Atkinson Pike, Hallsfell Top, Gategill Fell, Blease Fell, Doddick Fell and Scales Fell. Sharp Edge, the famous arête, ascends to Atkinson Pike.

Hallsfell Top

Height 868 metres/2848 feet     Grid Reference NY 32345 27712     Wainwright – The Northern Fells

The summit of Blencathra.

The summit of Blencathra.

Dougal on the summit of Blencathra

Dougal on the summit of Blencathra

The summit of Blencathra from Hall's Fell Top - the highest point on the ridge

The summit of Blencathra from Hall’s Fell Top – the highest point on the ridge

Hall's Fell Ridge, an excellent way to reach the top

Hall’s Fell Ridge, an excellent way to reach the top

Atkinson Pike (Foule Crag)

Height 845 metres/2772 feet     Grid Reference NY 32430 27356

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Sharp Edge

Sharp Edge

Sharp Edge

Sharp Edge

Gategill Fell Top

Height 851 metres/2792 feet     Grid Reference NY 31777 27356

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Blease Fell

Height 804 metres/2638 feet     Grid Reference NY 31199 27028

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Doddick Fell

Height 742 metres/2434 feet     Grid Reference NY 32839 27720

Doddick Fell from Hall's Fell Ridge

Doddick Fell from Hall’s Fell Ridge

Scales Fell

Height 682 metres/2238 feet     Grid Reference NY 33192 27873

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