Name:Gategill Fell Top
Hill number:2322
Height:852.2m / 2796ft
Section:34A: Lake District - Northern Fells
Col:834.1m  NY 3196 2751  
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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
2331219/05/2018NY 31782 27355  F: Rockcitygent
2431709/07/2018NY 31782 27355  F: Over hanging rockCraig67
2720017/04/2019NY 31782 27354  F: rock
S: Leica RX1250
-959505/11/2012NY 31783 27356  F: overhanging rock 5m E of cairn
S: Abney level
-959623/09/2013NY 31784 27356  F: overhanging rock 5m E of cairn
S: Abney level
-959714/10/2007NY 31779 27357  F: cairn
S: Abney level
-959801/06/2012NY 31781 27356  F: cairn
S: Abney level
68405/11/2012NY 31783 27356  F: rock 2m SE of collapsed cairn
S: obvious summit

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Solo ascent early morning before work. Thin layer of snow on the tops.VirtualMountain17/01/2020
Dads&Lads - Up Hall's Fell Ridge to Blencathra, over to Middle Tongue and Blease Fell, back to Atkinson Pike and down Scales Fell.ByronHaywood05/09/2019
From Knowe Crags. Followed the ridge path up to the summit. Solo. Onwards to Blencathra summit.Man of Kernow126/08/2019
With Sam & Lucy.JohnStoneham30/05/2019
From Threlkeld, up Hall's Fell and down Blease Fell. Lovely sunny day and surprisingly quiet on top.milimana20/05/2019
Bob Graham leg 1 recce (hiked with Dad) (bonus summit)tsar.nathan11/05/2019
Blencathra with Lindsey on a sunny clear day. Route was Mousethwaite Combe; Scales Beck; Scales Tarn; Sharp Edge; Foule Crag; Halls Fell Top; Gategil Fell Top; Doddick Fell Top; Scales Fell.Skip20/04/2019
Heading West from the main summit.NormanW26/02/2019
Descended onto Gategill fell after a winter summit of blencathra via Halls Fell. Parked at Threlkeld and followed the path to the base of Halls. Nice scrambling route up but lost some of the path on the descent off Gategill fell. With RichieZoe Little02/02/2019
Total day: 20km covering Souther Fell (both tops), Bannersdale Crags, Mungrisdale Common and all the tops of Blencathra.Fionalevey28/10/2018
Latrigg car park - Gategill Fell via Knott Halloo - Blencathra summit - Roughten Gill - Sale How - Skiddaw - car park.8 hours. Roughten Gill descent was rough and pathlessandy6325/07/2018
From Blencathra. Lunch on summit rocks admiring the view. Much quieter than the main top as usual. On to Blease Fell.Hillsidenick11/07/2018
Scales - Scales Fell - Doddick Fell - Blencathra - GATEGILL FELL TOP - Blease Fell. With David, beautiful sunny day, great views, sky full of parapentes!citygent19/05/2018
Lamb bridge -> Halls fell ridge -> Halls fell top -> Gategill Fell Top -> Atkinson Pike -> Mungrisdale Common -> Doddick Fell -> Doddick Fell ridge -> Lamb Bridgebriandiggle14/05/2018
with SR from CP nr field centre along ridge to Blencathra and down via Mungrisdale Common. Cloudy and cold wind.Frank18/04/2018
Blencathra round with OH and Dog from Threlkeld. Up via Doddick Fell, summit ridge including Atkinson Pike, then descend via Blease Fell. Weather very windy on top, patchy snow and ice but brilliant sunshine.cackleberry24/02/2018
Passed by on the way down from Blencathra.yeha28/01/2018
From Hallsfell top with KB. Fine weather day. Fine views.stig_nest27/10/2017
From ScalesWeather Prophet27/10/2017
Highbanks, Hutton Roof, Souther Fell, Souther Fell South Top, Blencathra, Gategill Fell Top, Knowe Cragskeithouk13/08/2017
From Hallsfell Top in mist. Impressive view over edge. On to Knowe Crags.Simba25/07/2017
On Blencathra walk (qv) with Smoky, Dave and Sara (and Leo the terrier) on a cloudy-bright afternoon. Route was Mousethwaite Combe, Genderamackin valley, Scales Tarn, Sharp Edge, Foules Crag, Halls Fell Top. Gategil Fell Top and Knowe Crags. Descended the zigzag path down Blease Fell to Threlkeld.Skip09/07/2017
Parked at Scales, Sharp Edge, Blencathra Hallsfell Top, Gategill Fell Top, Atkinson Pike, Mungrisdale Common, Bowscale Fell, Bannerdale Crags. Sunny, warm weather.Fell_wanderer14/06/2017
Fabulous ridge walk down from Blenacathra. So much quieter than the Scales and Sharp Edge routes to the east. Great visibility today, but an easy route in cloud too despite the steep edges.Hillsidenick22/05/2017
Sharp Edge, Blencathra and this on way back downjmistry8608/04/2017
Up Blease Fell, down Scales Fell, then across Souther FellPreCambrianLife03/03/2017
With: hb sb; Parked in Threlkeld CP. Walked up Blease Gill then across to Gate Gill and up Halls Fell Ridge. Stopped to talk to chap part way up at what was the most windy part of the ridge. Very windy descent from summit via Gate Gill top & Blease Fell.Ian Baines22/02/2017
With: ib sb; Parked in Threlkeld CP. Walked up Blease Gill then across to Gate Gill and up Halls Fell Ridge. Stopped to talk to chap part way up at what was the most windy part of the ridge. Very windy descent from summit via Gate Gill top & Blease Fell. Helen Baines22/02/2017
From Blease Fell with Damian, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave26/12/2016
Over from Hallsfell Top. Descended the ridge back to Threlkeld. With Eire, Evan, Sail, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave10/12/2016
From Threlkeld, past Scales Farm, Scales Tarn, Sharp Edge, Atkinson Pike, Blencathra Hallsfell Top, Gategill Fell Top, down from Blease Fell. Snow on Blencathra, a bit icy on Sharp Edge but ok on straight route up.Fell_wanderer07/11/2016
Solo. From Blencathra centre. Good weather.mike.hoult22/09/2016
Tough pathless route up Blease beck round of the tops return via Scales fell.jocks116/09/2016
Parked at Blencathra Centre, Knowe Crags, Gategill Fell Top, Blencathra-Hallsfell Top, Atkinson Pike, Mungrisedale Common and back down Sinen Gill and along bridleway to car park.Chipstertrain11/09/2016
From minor road at Scales at Mousthwait Comb NY 349 272. Via Bannerdale crags, Mungrisdale Common, Atkinson Pike, Blencathra (hallsfell Top).Westdenewalker06/07/2016
One of the last to be done before leaving Carlisle for Newrypdhancock01/07/2016
18th of 19 hills today on the 1st leg of my improvised Bob Graham round starting and finishing today at the Craglands guesthouse in Keswick. Hills climbed were Latrigg, Lonscale Fell, Lonscale Pike, Jenkin hill, Skiddaw Lesser Man, Skiddaw Little man, Skiddaw South top, Skiddaw middle top, Skiddaw, Skiddaw North top, Broad end, Bakestall, Little Calva, Great Calva, Mungrisedale common, Atkinson Pike and after Blencathra, an easy walk along the edges to this summit. Really atmospheric with angry clouds and intermittent claps of thunder. Fantastic ridges to explore that drop down to Threlkeld!Dazingdale06/06/2016
An easy jog from the Blencathra centre to the stake - Mungrisedale Fell - on to Blencathra (may as well, even if I've done the other tops loads of times before). A stunning couple of hours out on may way up to do Ailsa CraigShutterlag03/06/2016
Blencathra, Gategill Fell Top, Atkinson Pike, Bowscale Fell, Bannerdale Crags. Followed route 1.1 from the Nuttals book. Parked the car in the lay-by on the A66. Nice walk to Gategill with good views and then up Hall's Fell which was a good old climb. Towards the top there were a few scrambles, but fairly easy ones and you come out right on the top of Blencathra. Then Gategill Fell Top and back to Atkinson Pike. A longish walk across a grassy plateau to Bowscale Fell and then back to Bannerdale Crags which had excellent views of Blencathra. Took the path South of the river down to Mousthwaite Comb.tsharp06/05/2016
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On way to Blencathra Hallsfell top.Chris Mac17/04/2016
A66 - Scales Fell - Doddick Fell - Atkinson Pike - Blencathra - Gategill Fell Top - Knowe Crags - A66Blue The Dog03/04/2016
the tongue, bfet tarn grags, bowscale fell, bannerdale crags, mungrisdale common, foule crag, blencathra, gategill felltop, knowe crags, doddick fell, scales fell, souther fell south top, souther fell, ACW from cp in mungrisdale.robertphillips15/03/2016
Tour of Michael Earnshaw backyard: Scales Fell, Doddick Fell, Blencathra, Gategill Fell Top and Knowe Crags and back to Scales via Scales Tarn.Eddie20/01/2016
From Scales in deep snow with Gordon, Lucy & Jim. The views had gone by the time we reached this peak and it had started to snow again. Large cornices prevented us reaching the true summit rock.alistairpooler16/01/2016
Overcast, dry, warm, calm and good views.iangalbraith26/09/2015
Parked in car park (honesty box) in Threlkeld. Knowe Crags-Gategill Fell Top-Blencathra-Atkinson Pike-Doddick Fell-Scales Fell-White Horse Inn.Jacqdaw22/09/2015
Windy stroll from trig. Nuttalls' route.agentmancuso26/07/2015
Weather fair.MountainMac03/07/2015