Blencathra / Saddleback
Key information: Blencathra / Saddleback
- One of the Lakes' finest mountains, Blencathra sits in splendid isolation north-east of Keswick.
- Its glory is its south/eastern faces, all cliffs and sharp ridges and glacial drama below its flat high ridge.
- Various ascents for the south and east - it would be a shame not to create a circuit if you can. Climb via Scales Tarn and Sharp Edge, swing round the high summit ridge and descend the enjoyable Hall's Fell Ridge.
- Take in Sharp Edge, one of the Lakes' best-known knife-sharp ridges, if you can.
- There are no less than 25 inspiring Cicerone guide books on the Lake District (their speciality)! Have a look at their website. Find relevant books by using Amazon search function:
- See our Lake District page for further photos and general and practical information.
- Walkopedia rating87.5
- Natural interest15.5
- Human interest8
- Negative points0
- Total rating87.5
- Length: Variable
- Maximum Altitude: 868m
- Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
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