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Sharp Edge & Blencathra from Scales
Introduction to Walk 1506

Photo from the walk - Sharp Edge & Blencathra from Scales

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Northern Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Peter Smyly

Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km

Ascent - 2100 feet / 636 metres

Grade - mod/hard

Blencathra is one of the most easily identified mountains in Lakeland and this Lake District walk takes the most difficult route to the top across Sharp Edge with its steep drops on either side of the path. The descent is via the equally interesting path down Hall's Fell ridge where the use of hands is also recommended. All in all a great day out on the Lake District 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 1008
Blencathra via Sharp Edge from Scales
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
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

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Bannerdale Crags & Souther Fell
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Skiddaw & Glenderaterra Beck from Underscar
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Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
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Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
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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
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Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 2005
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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.

Recommended Reading

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 2: North Lakeland

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 2: North LakelandThis guidebook contains 57 short half to full-day walks in the northern Lake District. Walking areas include Borrowdale, Newlands, Bassenthwaite, Thirlmere, Ullswater, Haweswater and the area north of Keswick up to Caldbeck. Part of a three-volume series, and predominantly focusing on low-level walks between 2 to 9 miles, and graded for difficulty.
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