Blencathra (also known as Saddleback) is ideally situated for a great day out if you are based near Keswick in the Lake District
. It is one of the most northerly mountains in England, so on a clear day you can get great views of the Scottish hills too!
- Our Chris Bonington Special - We highly recommend this route we did with Chris Bonington last year, involving two scrambles, one of which being the infamous Sharp Edge. The whole walk is 13.5km (8.4 miles) and 770m (2530ft) of ascent.
- Sharp Edge - This is the shortest way up Blencathra whilst taking in the scramble of Sharp Edge at 5.5km (3.5 miles) and about 740m (2430ft) of ascent. Sharp Edge is a grade 1 scramble and if you want to feel the excitement of exposure this is the best way to the summit.
- Blencathra from Scales - This is a good round route which can be done either way round, taking in Foule Crag, Blencathra and Scales fell, at 8km (4 miles) and about 740m (2430ft) of ascent.
Gear you'll need
We will talk to you about specific kit requirements when you make a booking, but you can take a look here
for general requirements.
These are our standard prices for the Blencathra:
We'll discuss other practicalities, such as meeting times and places, with you when you make a booking.