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Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales
Introduction to Walk 1008

Photo from the walk - Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Northern Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km

Ascent - 2100 feet / 636 metres

Time - 4 hours 40 minutes

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. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Blencathra. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.


 

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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

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Skiddaw & Glenderaterra Beck from Underscar
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Walk 1244
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Lonscale Fell & Latrigg from Underscar Lane
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Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
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Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
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High Rigg from Legburthwaite
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Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
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Calfhow Pike & the Dodds from Legburthwaite
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 2524
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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.

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