Snowy Blencathra

Sun 23 Mar 2008

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: 4 hours 15 minutes

With: Anne


Fresh snow on the ground, a biting cold wind, broken clouds with some blue sky and sunshine

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Clough Head from above Scales

Great Mell Fell from above Scales

The view to the south west as we head up to Scales Fell

Scales Fell with Blencathra's summit currently in cloud

Looking over Souther Fell to the North Pennines

Clough Head and the Dodds with Doddick Fell below

Heading up Scales Fell

Scales Tarn below Sharp Edge

Looking back down Scales Fell

Looking back down Scales Fell

Gategill Fell from Blencathra's summit

Clough Head and the Dodds leading to Helvellyn from Blencathra's summit

The high central fells from Blencathra's summit, how many can you name?

Scales Fell from Blencathra's summit with the North Pennines in the distance

Gategill Fell Top with the north western fells beyond

Skiddaw from Blencathra's summit

Heading for Atkinson Pike

Descending Blue Screes

High Pike is the highest point on the skyline

The valley of the infant River Glenderamackin

Looking up at Sharp Edge and Foule Crag

Heading down the valley of the River Glenderamackin

Footbridge across the River Glenderamackin

Previous Walk: Wythop Round (Fri 21 Mar 2008)

Next Walk: Helvellyn and the Dodds (Mon 24 Mar 2008)

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