Height: 690 metres / 2264 feet Grid reference: NY 29089 31188 Category: The Northern Fells
Blencathra via Hall’s fell Ridge
Start point: Threlkeld (NY 318 256)
Threlkeld – Hall’s Fell Ridge – Blencathra – Mungrisdale Common – Great Calva – Skiddaw House – Blencathra Centre – Threlkeld
Distance: 10.7 miles Total Ascent: 1123 metres Time Taken: 5 hours
Weather: Sunny spells, cold on the tops. 12°C.
Blencathra was not even considered when I set out from home this morning but when I saw it I knew I had to climb it. I decided on Hall’s Fell Ridge as it must be a good 10 years since I have climbed this way, the bonus of it is that it climbs directly to the summit cairn. After that I just made it up as I went along and it turned out to be quite a pleasant walk although towards the end it looked as though I might get a soaking as the clouds thickened and hovered ominously overhead, but in the end I thankfully made it back dry.
Start point: Peter House Farm (NY 249 323)
Peter House Farm – Dash Farm – White Hause (526) – Little Calva – Great Calva – Skiddaw house – Sale How (527) – Skiddaw – Hare Crag (528) – Whitewater Dash – Peter House Farm
Distance: 11.6 miles Total Ascent: 1100 metres Time Taken: 5 hours
Weather: Overcast with the odd sunny spell. 9°C
Well, at least it wasn’t raining today! It turned out to be quite a pleasant day, more than a bit breezy but there was some sunshine around but it was great to be back up on the high fells again with a few Birkett humps and bumps taken in for good measure.
Start point: Gale Road End (NY 281 253)
Gale Road – Lonscale Fell – Lonscale Pike – Jenkin Hill – Skiddaw Lesser Man – Skiddaw Little Man – Skiddaw – Bakestall – Birkett Edge – Whitewater Dash – Little Calva – Great Calva (514) – Skiddaw house – Lonscale Crags – Gale Road
Distance: 13 miles Total Ascent: 1190 metres Time Taken: 5 hours
Weather: Overcast, clearing. 20oC.
After the sunshine and blue skies of the last few days, the clouds were hanging ominously over Skiddaw when I set off for a circuit of Skiddaw Forest from Gale Road this morning. From Lonscale Fell onwards, I was in the clouds with Skiddaw being windswept and cold as it so often is. The main objective today was Great Calva as I completed my second recorded set of 214 Wainwright fells on it. I haven’t been actively pursuing that goal and it has taken me 3 years to get round them all again.
The Uldale Fells
Longlands – Charleton Wath – Brae Fell (100) – Great Sca Fell (101) – Great Calva (102) – Knott – Meal Fell (103) – Trusmador – Great Cockup (104) – Little Sca Fell – Lowthwaite Fell – Longlands Fell (105) – Longlands