Blencathra - with the infamous Sharp Edge


It dominates your view as you drive from Penrith to Keswick along the A66 – you can see why the Victorians called it Saddleback.

Threlkeld nestles at the foot of the craggy ridges which fall steeply from the skyline. To the north of the summit grassy slopes stretch gently away.

If you have some scrambling experience Sharp Edge or Halls Fell Ridge will be the main draw – but do choose a dry day without too much wind for the rock gets notoriously slippery when wet; but for those who enjoy a fell walk with superb views there are good paths over grassy slopes to the summit too – try Scales Fell from the White Horse Inn at Scales