Blencathra – (14) Northern Fells

Wainwright 14 – Book 5 ‘The Northern Fells’

Height: 2,847ft – 868m

Grid reference: NY 232 277

Walks including Blencathra:

Blencathra – via Halls Fell & Sharp Edge, descending via Doddick Fell 16.8.16

The Northern Fells of Gatesgill Fell, then the summit of Blencathra the triangular peak and Halls Fell on the right.

Halls Fell leading to the summit of Blencathra

Mila standing in the Blencathra summit trig-point

The white cross on the summit of Blencathra, with Atkinson Pike, the top of Foule Crag i the distance.

Looking back towards the summit proper of Blencathra from Atkinson Pike across the ‘Saddle’.

Looking down on Scales Tarn from Blencathra summit. 


A close up of the view north to the Northern Fells beyond Derwent Water and Keswick: Carlside; Skiddaw; Skiddaw Little Man then along the ridge to Lonscale Fell behind and to the right of it is High Pike and Mungrisdale Common; with Latrigg the small fell just to the right of Keswick.  On the right you have Blencathra.  Right in the centre of the photograph is Castle Crag with High Scawdel to the left of it (with Dale Head the ‘bump’ behind it on the left of the photograph) and King’s How to the right with Grange Fell beyond.  High Doat is the small fell in front of Castle Crag with the wooded slopes of Low and High Stile Wood on the left.   In the foreground you have the slopes of Seathwaite Fell on the left and Glaramara on the right. (Photograph taken from near the top of  Ruddy Gill on the route to Esk Hause and Scafell Pike)

Blencathra, Clough Head and Great Dodd from Bleaberry Fell

Panorama north to east (taken from Lakeland Fellranger ‘The Central Fells’ Mark Richards -Cicerone Press).

Blencathra from Bleaberry Fell