Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales

Introduction to Walk 1008

Photo from the walk - Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales

Nat Park - Lake District

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km

Ascent - 2100 feet / 636 metres

Grade - mod/hard

Sharp Edge is the highlight of this Lake District walk to Blencathra's highest point at Hallsfell Top. Sharp Edge is challenging mountain environment and needs treating with respect. The views from the Top are stunning covering most of the Lake District's highest fells.

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Walk Description

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Walks from the same start

Walk 1188
Blencathra via Hall's Fell ridge from Scales Farm
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 3470
Blencathra via Foule Crag from Scales
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 1506
Sharp Edge & Blencathra from Scales
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 1354
2.6 miles / 4.2 km away
Bannerdale Crags & Souther Fell
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 1073
3.8 miles / 6.1 km away
Skiddaw & Glenderaterra Beck from Underscar
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 1244
3.8 miles / 6.1 km away
Lonscale Fell & Latrigg from Underscar Lane
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 1101
4.4 miles / 7.1 km away
Carrock Fell, High Pike and Knott from Mosedale
Grade - moderate
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
Walk 1214
4.4 miles / 7.1 km away
Carrock Fell & High Pike from Mosedale
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 2587
4.6 miles / 7.3 km away
Castlerigg Stone Circle & St John's in the Vale
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 1158
4.6 miles / 7.4 km away
High Rigg from Legburthwaite
Grade - easy
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 2005
4.6 miles / 7.4 km away
High Rigg, Legburthwaite
Grade - easy
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 2049
4.6 miles / 7.4 km away
Calfhow Pike & the Dodds from Legburthwaite
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 2524
4.6 miles / 7.4 km away
Thirlmere Circular
Grade - easy
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Area Information

Lake District NP

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Accommodation Nearby

Hedgehog Hill
Keswick
4.9 miles / 7.8 km away
Sally's Lake District Cottages
Lake District
5.0 miles / 8.0 km away
Helvellyn Cottage
Glenridding by Ullswater
6.4 miles / 10.3 km away
Lakeland Cottage Holidays
Keswick
6.8 miles / 10.8 km away
Stay in the Lake District
Keswick
6.8 miles / 10.8 km away
Stybarrow Cottage
Glenridding, Ullswater
6.8 miles / 10.8 km away
Cherry Holme
Glenridding, Ullswater
6.8 miles / 10.8 km away
Stoneygill & Stoneyacre
Newlands, Keswick
7.5 miles / 12.0 km away
Bawd Hall
Newlands, Keswick
8.0 miles / 12.9 km away
Emerald Bank Cottage
Uldale, near Ireby
8.6 miles / 13.7 km away

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