Blencathra via Hall’s Fell

Name of walk Blencathra via Hall's Fell
Date of walk 2012-08-08

On Wednesday Brendan, Ged, Kas and I went to Threlkeld to climb Blencathra (2847ft) via the Hall’s Fell ridge. A walk of about six miles.

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We parked at the end of the road near the kennels. The beagles have landed!

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We passed the Blencathra Fox Hounds too, but they were shut around the back while their cage was being cleaned. They still sensed Kas`s presence and barked their heads off!! The mist was on the summit when we set off but was due to clear by midday.

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Brendan has never done Blencathra. So the Hall's Fell ridge should be a "treat" for him! The north western fells behind.

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Clough Head behind.

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Finally we get a first glimpse of the ridge to the summit.

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From now on we are scrambling over rock.

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The route ahead

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There are a couple of exposed places.

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A little rock scramble. Avoid the polished surfaces!

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Brendan approaching the arete pinnacle. Getting over this sorts the men from the boys! Remember: "three points of contact"!!

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Some of us even go back over to get our photo taken!

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The quick way down!

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Nearly at the summit, about 50ft to go.

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I`m now on the summit waiting for the old boys to catch up.

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Not the most brilliant photostitch panorama but shows the view. Looking down Scales Fell, Doddick Fell and Hall`s Fell, all different routes up to the summit of Blencathra.

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View out north to Mungrisdale Common, Great Calva and the Caldbeck Fells.

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Robinson`s Cross.The white quartz stones were brought up by Harold Robinson, one by one, from 1945 onwards.

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Looking down the ridge of Sharp Edge, and down on Scales Tarn. We did this a couple of years ago, a lot hairier than Hall's Fell!. Lots of people on the ridge today.

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The way ahead.

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We head back to the summit then make for the top of Gategill Fell ahead. Derwent Water in the distance.

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Heading for Blease Fell.

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We head down Blease Fell. Latrigg Fell ahead.

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Descending the zig zags looking down to St. Johns in the Vale.

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The Mell Fells ahead.

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Heading down to Threlkeld.

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Looking back up to the ridge of Hall's Fell and Blencathra summit from Thelkeld Village.

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St Mary's Church, Threlkeld, built in 1776

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The Horse and Farrier Inn, built 1688. I guess it was a matter of priorities!!

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A pub garden with a great view! Clough Head behind Ged.

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Last view back up to Blencathra on the way back to my car.

An excellent walk!

Jo.
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