Blencathra and Mungrisdale Common

Tue 26 Dec 2006

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: Anne


A fourth temperature inversion day in a row. The top of the cloud was at approximately 2,400ft with blue sky and sunshine above.

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Leaving the car park next to the Blencathra Centre

A heavy hoarfrost on the ascent of Blease Fell

Skiddaw as we break out of the cloud

Walkers heading down Blease Fell

The Helvellyn ridge from Blease Fell

Gategill Fell Top from Knowe Crags

Knowe Crags

Skiddaw from Gategill Fell Top

Knowe Crags from Gategill Fell Top

Gategill Fell

The Helvellyn ridge from Gategill Fell Top

Knowe Crags from Gatesgill Fell Top

Skiddaw Little Man and Skiddaw

Hallsfell Top, Blencathra's summit

Looking back to Gategill Fell Top

Hall's Fell ridge

Gategill Fell

Blencathra's summit

Blencathra's summit

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

Skiddaw from Blencathra's summit tarn

The white cross in the saddle between Hallsfell Top and Atkinson Pike

Mungrisdale Common is somewhere down there

The cairn at Mungrisdale Common's 'summit'

Some map and compass work got us to the Cloven Stone

The slate slabs bridge across Roughten Gill

Previous Walk: Helvellyn (Mon 25 Dec 2006)

Next Walk: Catbells (Thu 28 Dec 2006)

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