GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Blencathra

7 miles (11.5 km)

This is a fantastic climb to the summit of one of the Lake District's most well known and popular mountains. The walk begins at the parking lot in the pretty village of Threlkeld. You then climb Blencathra (or Saddleback) via Scales Fell, Scales Tarn and Sharp Edge. Sharp Edge is a challenging scramble along a narrow crest. Alfred Wainright describes it thus: 'The crest itself is sharp enough for shaving (the former name was razor edge) and can be traversed onlya chevalat some risk of damage to tender parts.'
From the summit there are fabulous views of the mountains ofGalloway, theSouthern Uplands, the Border hills, the Cheviots, the Penninesand North Wales. Derwent WaterandThirlmerelakes are also visible.
The walk descends to Knowe Crags and Blease Farm before returning to Threlkeld.

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