Blencathra from Scales

Fri 8 Jul 2016

Route: Scales - Scales Fell - Blencathra - Atkinson Pike - Blue Screes - the valley of the River Glenderamackin - Mousthwaite Comb - Scales

Distance: 6.25 miles

Ascent: 2,250ft

Time: 2 hours 55 minutes

With: On Own


Windy. Overcast with the odd splash of sunshine.

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Above Scales

Great Mell Fell

Mousthwaite Comb

Looking down and across to Souther Fell

Scales Fell

The view south to Clough Head and the Dodds

A glimpse of Thirlmere

Scales Tarn below Sharp Edge

Looking back down the final zig-zags

Scales Fell

The OS trig at Blencathra's summit

Gategill Fell Top

Looking down Hall's Fell Ridge from the summit

Looking towards Skiddaw from the White Cross

...and again over Mungrisdale Common from Blue Screes

The valley of the River Glenderamackin

Oh no, the footbridge got washed away in the December 2015 storms

Temporary replacement!

Mousthwaite Comb

Great Mell Fell

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