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Walk 1008 - Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales

Nat Park   Lake District
County/Area   Cumbria
AuthorLou Johnson
Length5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Ascent2100 feet / 636 metres
Grademoderate/hard

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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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Suggested Maps

It is recommended you take a map with you when following a walk route. The preferred scale is 1:25000 used by the Explorer series.

OS ExplorerSheet OL5
OS LandrangerSheet 90

Note : If two maps are listed at the same scale then either (a) both are required for full coverage of the route or (b) the route is covered on both maps.

Walks from the same start

Walk 1188
Blencathra via Hall's Fell ridge from Scales Farm
Grade - moderate/hard
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

Walk 3470
Blencathra via Foule Crag from Scales
Grade - moderate/hard
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

Walk 1506
Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales
Grade - moderate/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/moderate
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
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.
 


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