Sunday 7 July 2019
Blencathra, standing at 868 metres above sea level. is one of the best know mountains in the northern fells of the Lake District.
There are several different routes to the summit. We'll be taking the interesting Halls Fell Ridge route that offers the opportunity of some easy scrambling, but with the option of an easier walking path just below the crest of the ridge. Alfred Wainwright described the ascent from Threlkeld via Hall's Fell ridge as ‘positively the finest way to any mountain-top in the district’.
From the summit, on a clear day there are stunning views across the Lakeland fells and as far as Derwent Water. After reaching the highest point, we'll be taking an easy, high level path before starting our descent on a different route, via Knowe Crags and Blease Fell, with more amazing views.
On my guided walk, you'll be in a small group of no more than six people plus your guide.
The distance of this mountain walk is about 9.5km/6 miles with approx 1,017 metres of ascent.
The cost to join this guided walk up Skiddaw is £30 per person. Please book and pay below. You are booking with Cath Lee who will guide the walk on the day.
We meet at 9:15am to be ready to set off at 9:30am in the village of Threlkeld.
The meeting place is the very small car park at the top of Blease Road. The post code is CA12 4RX but as it's a rural area, that post code covers a very wide area, so a sat nav won't take you to the exact place. The Google map on this page that you can zoom in and out of on this page marks the exact spot.
We should be finished by early to mid afternoon.