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Name:Blencathra - Hallsfell Top
Hill number:2320
Height:867.8m / 2847ft
RHB Section:34A: Lake District - Northern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Northern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Wainwright, Birkett, Synge, Fellranger, Buxton & Lewis,
Bridge, Clem, Trail 100
Grid ref:NY 32345 27708
Summit feature:rock 1m N of trig point
Col:407m  NY295289  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL5S
Observations:ground 2m N of trig point about as high
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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  • a.k.a. Saddleback

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Ascent early morning before work.VirtualMountain17/01/2020
Alpine day with Darren GroutageRumbo18/12/2019
Parked at car park next to Blencathra Centre. Ascent from Threlkeld via Blease Fell and Knowe Crag to Hallsfell Top. Walked on to Atkinson Pike. Descent to Threlkeld via Knowe Crag and Blease Fell. Weather clear to start with with great views to the south of lakes. Som e cloud before reaching the summit. Clear on summit before cloud once again came in. On descent clear views to Keswick under cloud.jking30/09/2019
Parked at car park next to Blencathra Centre. Ascent from Threlkeld via Blease Fell and Knowe Crag to Hallsfell Top. Walked on to Atkinson Pike. Descent to Threlkeld via Knowe Crag and Blease Fell. Weather clear to start with great views to the south of the lakes. Some cloud before reaching the summit. Clear on summit before cloud once again came in. On descent clear views to Keswick under cloud.markm30/09/2019
Climbed Sharp Edge with Dave M and Euan, from Scales, in fine weather.barnz4814/09/2019
Ascent via Halls Fell Ridge then down and up Sharp Edge.Paul_142_uk09/09/2019
Bg1 attemptfellmandave09/09/2019
After climbing Blencathra, walked along the ridge, descended Scales FellMbassett05/09/2019
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 Gategill Fell Top. Followed the ridge path up to the summit. Solo. Onwards to Mungrisdale Common.Man of Kernow126/08/2019
Ascent from Halls Fell with Sam & Lucy.JohnStoneham30/07/2019
Lakes Seatoller trip day 5gavopeo05/07/2019
Highlight of Day 1 on the Lakes Divide Hike with G and Fish. Stunning views and a knee-trembling scramble descent down Hallís Fell Ridge!MrHallorann14/06/2019
from Threkeld, via Blease Fell and returnGordy04/06/2019
40min up 14min downrhif722/05/2019
Same as Skiddawsiholden20/05/2019
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)tsar.nathan11/05/2019
up via Halls Fell Ridge down via Blease Felllancedavis06/05/2019
Second round of Wainwrights. Parked on gated road at NY 354273. Walked with Lindsey up east side of Mousethwaite Combe then beside Scales Beck to Scales Tarn and up Sharp Edge to Atkinson Pike and on to the summit. Descended on the path across Scales Fell. Very warm day, views a bit hazy.Skip220/04/2019
Second visit to Blencathra summit. Walked with Lindsey on a sunny clear day. Route was Mousethwaite Combe; Scales Beck; Scales Tarn; Sharp Edge (excellent but quite crowded); Foule Crag; Halls Fell Top; Gategil Fell Top; Doddick Fell Top; and Scales Fell.Skip20/04/2019
With CPgarth8702/04/2019
Hall's Fell Ridge-ianf-31/03/2019
Climb up Sharp Edge from souther fell.Mountainhikes27/03/2019
Absolutely fabulous day of weather to enjoy this ascent via Hall's Fell Ridge then down the easy path from Blease Fell.NormanW26/02/2019
With K and RM via Scales Fell. Absolutely spectacular day on superb hill. 10/10Ashley25/02/2019
With John, Annette, Elliott, Li, Colin R, Colin J & Leoniejonesj226/12/2018
From Mungrisdale Common up the backCyclistno117/11/2018
Completed with Big MartinJC117/11/2018
What a beautiful summit! Bright, crisp, clear day with amazing views from the summit. Quite a bit of traffic caused by thre perfect storm of good weather, half term and a Sunday but worth all the people. Total day: 20km covering Souther Fell (both tops), Bannersdale Crags, Mungrisdale Common and all the tops of Blencathra.Fionalevey28/10/2018
Attempted to ascend via Sharp Edge, but conditions were too dangerous, so headed back to Scales Tarn and ascended from the East.gazgib19/10/2018
Ascent via Scales Fell and Scales TarnPaul_142_uk17/09/2018
Climbed with George on a blustery but bright daymountainlover12/09/2018
via hallsfelll ridge, lovely walkSam R31/08/2018
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
Up from Scales via Mungrisdale and Atkinson Pike. Warm and sunny but not as hot as it has been most days for the past three weeks. Ground very dry and dusty. On to Gategill Fell Top.Hillsidenick11/07/2018
Solo, Scales Tarn Circuit via Sharp Edge.Mountain Goat06/07/2018
Scales Blencathra via Sharp Edge, Bowscale Fell,Bannerdale Crags return to Scales. A Hot day!reaper01/07/2018
From Scales via Sharp Edge. A perfect day with a gentle breeze and good visibility. I left my dog Tess at home as I did not think Sharp Edge was the best place for her.adrian34530/06/2018
Up Sharp Edge and Down Hall's Fell.jonesthesteam08/06/2018
Via Sharp Edge. Very slippy. With Keith, Lizi and Ryan.christine9902/06/2018
Scales - Scales Fell - Doddick Fell - BLENCATHRA - Gategill Fell Top- Blease Fell. With David, beautiful sunny day, great views, sky full of parapentes! My 2nd visit 51 years on!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
Ascend via Scales Fell route (Blencathra 27) descend via Blue Scree then to Mingrisdale CommonLand Rover14/05/2018
Parked at car park near the white horse pub. Headed out to the rear of the pub but took a left turn after the 2nd style. This path took me to the foot of halls fell....nice route easy to follow. I ascended up to the start of the ridge and kept to the ridge crest until I summited on Blencathra. This is a fantastic experience really enjoyed every minute. Took just under 2 hours. Then descended down via scales fell. Had the company of Faye.Zoe Little06/05/2018
From Blencathra field centre. Blencathra ridge including Atkinson Pike descending from Scales Fell. With Jill and Gary.ijpowell20/04/2018
with SR from CP nr field centre along ridge to Blencathra and down via Mungrisdale Common. Cloudy and cold wind.Frank18/04/2018