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Blencathra via Hall's Fell ridge from Scales Farm
Introduction to Walk 1188

Photo from the walk - Blencathra via Hall's Fell ridge from Scales Farm

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Northern Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

Ascent - 2230 feet / 676 metres

Time - 4 hours 10 minutes

Grade - mod/hard

Blencathra is a mighty Lakeland mountain and this Lake District walk starting from Scales Farm ascends Hall's Fell ridge. Hall's Fell ridge offers some scrambling opportunities and provides a challenging way to the summit of Blencathra with its wide ranging views of the Lakeland 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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Walk 1008
Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
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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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Bannerdale Crags & Souther Fell
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Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 1073
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Skiddaw & Glenderaterra Beck from Underscar
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Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 1244
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Lonscale Fell & Latrigg from Underscar Lane
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Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 1101
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Carrock Fell, High Pike and Knott from Mosedale
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Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
Walk 1214
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Carrock Fell & High Pike from Mosedale
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Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 2587
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Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 1158
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High Rigg from Legburthwaite
Grade - easy
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 2005
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High Rigg, Legburthwaite
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Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 2049
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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.

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Short Walks in Lakeland Book 2: North Lakeland

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