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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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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 1877 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
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
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
Climbed with George on a blustery but bright daymountainlover12/09/2018
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
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
White-out and ice <500m from summito.gilman05/03/2018
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
Poor visibility, snow falling, very cold. An epic day.JohnStoneham06/02/2018
Parked at Mungrisdale ran up the road past Stone End farm, Carrock Fell, High Pike, Knott, Great Calva, Skiddaw House, Cloven Stone, Mungrisdale, Blencathra, Atkinson Pike, Bowscale Fell, Bannerdale Crags, Souther Fell back to the Mill Inn for a well deserved beer.Stu Percival04/02/2018
What a wild day. Not often I get blown over. Went up Hans Fell Ridge, managed to stay upright long enough to come back via Blease Fell.yeha28/01/2018
MVW from Threlkeld up Blease Gill and Gategill Fell, Knott Halloo to summit and return Knowe Crags and Blease Fell.Frank18/12/2017
Blencathra - Hallsfell Top > Doddick Fell > Scales Fell from GR: NY 33894 26707ronaldo33316/12/2017
Up via tarn, down via Scales Fell.jonesthesteam15/12/2017
From Threlkeld with KB. Glorious Autumn day. Fine easy scramble up Hallsfell ridge. Busy today but didn't detract from the day really. Off over the Western tops.stig_nest27/10/2017
From ScalesWeather Prophet27/10/2017
LUUHC Clear day, high windsCallumS21/10/2017
Very windy at topTravmaan24/09/2017
Route: Threlkeld – Hall’s Fell – Blencathra – Sharp Edge – Scales – Threlkeld. Approx. Stats: 5hrs (1hr of which pub in Scales), 9km, 688m ascent. Weather: wonderful, sunny, warm. Notes: excellent scrambling; spent an hour in The White Horse Inn pub in Scales on way back.millionmts20/08/2017
Highbanks, Hutton Roof, Souther Fell, Souther Fell South Top, Blencathra, Gategill Fell Top, Knowe Cragskeithouk13/08/2017
With Sam & LucyJohnStoneham05/08/2017
From Atkinson Pike in mist. No wind, wearing t-shirt. On to Gategill Fell Top.Simba25/07/2017
Blencathra via sharp edgephilhews11/07/2017
I saved the best until last - Blencathra was my 214th Wainwright. Walked with Smoky, Dave and Sara (and Leo the terrier) on a cloudy-bright clear afternoon. Waited for the morning cloud to clear, started walking at 13.00. Left one car at Threlkeld, drove the other to a layby on A66 east of Scales. Route was Mousethwaite Combe, Glenderamackin valley, Scales Tarn, Sharp Edge (which was magnificent and exhilarating), Foules Crag and Halls Fell Top. Dave and Sara descended Doddick Fell. Smoky and I traversed west to bag Gategil Fell Top and Knowe Crags then descended the zigzag path down Blease Fell to Threlkeld.Skip09/07/2017
From Scales. Up via tarn and Scales Fell, down via Hall's Fell Ridge. With Jasmine.jonesthesteam15/06/2017
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
With Bryher and Jen on a clear if cooler day, good views. Up Scales Fell and back down Doddick.nordicstar01/06/2017
Blencathra from Mungrisdalesms.3727/05/2017