Blencathra and Mungrisdale Common

Sun 6 Nov 2011

Route: Blencathra Centre, Threlkeld - Blease Fell - Knowe Crags - Gategill Fell Top - Blencathra - Atkinson Pike - Mungrisdale Common - Glenderterra - Blencathra Centre

Distance: 6.75 miles

Ascent: 2,050ft

Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

With: On own


Blue sky and sunshine, icy on Blue Screes

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Inversion over Derwent Water

Castle Head rising out of the mist

Looking over to Latrigg and the north western fells from Blease Fell

Zooming in on Keswick


Looking south west from the Blease Fell zig-zags

The top of Latrigg, Swinside and Barrow

St John's in the Vale and High Rigg

Lonscale Fell with Skiddaw Little Man and Skiddaw behind

South west from Blease Fell

Gategill Fell Top

Looking back to Blease Fell/Knowe Crags from Gategill Fell Top

Towards Hallsfell top (Blencathra's summit)

Blencathra's summit

Scales Fell with the North Pennines in the distance and the Eden Valley under cloud

Skiddaw from Blencathra's summit tarn

The White Cross in the saddle between Hallsfell Top and Atkinson Pike

Mungrisdale Common ahead

The path to Mungrisdale Common

Mungrisdale Common's summit

Looking across to Skiddaw

The cairn at grid reference NY307290

Burnt Horse with Skiddaw behind from beside Sinen Gill

Looking back along the Skiddaw House track with Great Calva in the distance

Almost back at the car parking near the Blencathra Centre with the Helvellyn ridge in the distance

Previous Walk: Tarn Hows (Sat 5 Nov 2011)

Next Walk: Circuit of Buttermere (Sat 3 Dec 2011)

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