Blencathra via Scales Fell

Start point: Mungrisdale (NY 361 303)

Mungrisdale – Souther Fell – Scales Fell – Blencathra – Bannerdale Crags  Bowscale Fell  The Tongue – Mungrisdale

Distance: 8.1 miles     Total Ascent: 907 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours     Start Time: 08:40

Weather: An icy cold wind but clear. 5°C

There was a mighty cold and icy wind up on the top of Blencathra today and there was a fresh dusting of snow. The wind and ice were strong enough to keep me off Sharp Edge, that can wait until another day. To the south there was a big cloud build up and the way it lay right across the tops and kept changing made an intriguing backdrop throughout the walk.

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