Blencathra via Hall’s Fell Ridge

Start Point: Threlkeld (NY 318 256)

Threlkeld – Hall’s Fell Ridge – Blencathra (Hallsfell Top – Gategill Top – Blease Fell) – Threlkeld

Distance: 4.8 miles     Total Ascent: 734 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 10 minutes     Start Time: 10:30

Weather: Cold and clear, 0°C

I really wanted to climb Blencathra in these conditions after I spotted it in the sunshine when passing the other afternoon. This was a day on the fell to remember and the sort that doesn’t come around too often. Wainwright said that the climb to Blencathra via Hall’s Fell Ridge is the finest way to any mountain top in the Lake District and I have to say I agree with him, especially on a day like today.

Blencathra

Blease Fell

Height: 804 metres / 2638 feet Grid reference: NY 31199 27028

Heading for Blease Fell

Heading for Blease Fell

Looking back to Blencathra

Looking back to Blencathra

Descending Blease Fell looking across to frozen Derwent Water

Descending Blease Fell looking across to frozen Derwent Water