Sunday 9th September – Blencathra via Sharp Edge and Halls Fell Ridge

Meet time: 9.15
Start time: 9.30
Strenuous 6.5 miles with scrambling up Sharp Edge
Estimated time: ~5 hours depending on breaks
Start location: Car park at the end of the road at Scales up passed the White Horse Inn. NY 343269 CA12 4SY
Parking at the start, the White Horse Inn or the side of the road along the A66.
This walk we will be tackling the famous Sharp Edge if the weather permits. Starting from the small car park at the end of the road up from Scales we will take the gentle climb up to bottom of Scales Fell where we will decide on the ascent route. If the conditions are good we will carry along the low path that goes towards Scales Beck and then takes us up to Scales Tarn where we will then start the climb up Sharp Edge.
If the weather conditions are not good we will take the path up Scales Fell which is straight forward and the final section of the climb does ramp up the gradient to reach the summit.
Once at the summit hopefully we can enjoy the views of Clough Head, Derwent Water, Skiddaw and towards Ullswater. From the summit we will head straight of the front on to Hall’s Fell and make our way down the ridge. This is a nice easy ridge decent that has paths for the people that would rather not climb over rocks to get down.
Once at the bottom of Hall’s Fell we will walk down the path to the farm at Gategill then head on to the road up from Threlkeld, bearing left and heading along the road, through the gate then on to the path that takes up on to the path along side the A66 which will then take us a short walk back to the start of the walk.
This route is not recommended for dogs and will involve scrambling.
Please contact Ross on 07900876197  by 6pm on Saturday if you are coming along on this walk.
The walk leader reserves the right to modify the route or cancel the walk dependent on conditions

Blencathra via Bannerdale Crags

Blencathra via Bannerdale Crags

Sunday, 30 July 2017
Start time: 9:15
(Estimated finish time: 15:30)
Moderate 7.5 miles / 12 km
Group Summit Good
Start: Mungrisdale, phone box in the village NY362303

Parking: honesty box parking at the village hall and at the phone box, further verge side parking along the river

Meet time: 9.15am

Start time: 9.30am

Description: From Mungrisdale we head up across the common and along the side of Bowscale Fell. At the top of Bannerdale Crags we descend to the col before continuing up to the summit of Blencathra. Now we descend via the main path towards Scales but branch off and follow the path leading to Souther Fell before descending back to Mungrisdale

Distance: 12km

Time: approx 6 hours

Please contact Tom on 07760660113 before 9pm on Saturday