BLENCATHRA
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Blencathra - 13th August 2009
WALK STATISTICS
Date 13th August 2009 Description Blencathra
Start Point Mungrisedale Peaks Climbed Souther Fell 522m
Total Time 7hrs 05min   Blencathra 868m
Walking Time 5hrs 25min   Mungrisdale Common 633m
Stopped Time 1hrs 40min   Bannerdale Crags 683m
Distance 12.00 miles   Bowscale Fell 702m
Moving Average 2.2 mph Start Grid Ref NY 36371 30239
Elevation at Start 235 metres Temperature 14-20°C
Total Ascent 950 metres Weather Sunny Intervals and Cloud
Max Elevation 868 metres Walking With No One
WALK NOTES

Mungrisedale - Souther Fell - Mousthwaite Comb - Scales Tarn - Scales Fell - Blencathra (Halls Fell) - Atkinson Pike - Mungrisedale Common - Bannerdale Crags - Bowscale Fell - Raven Crag - Mungrisedale

On a lovely sunny start to the day I set off from Mungrisedale for Souther Fell. The ascent is quite steep but there are great views from the summit. I then descended to Mousethwaite Comb and followed the River Glenderamackin and then Scales Beck to Scales Tarn. As I had already climbed Sharp Edge on a previous walk I decided to climb the slopes of Scales Fell to reach the summit of Blencathra (Halls Fell). I then walked along the top to Atkinson Pike and then down across boggy ground to Mungrisedale Common (in the middle of nowhere). Next I crossed boggy ground again to eventually pick up a path to Bannerdale Crags. Great views to Blencathra from here. My last Wainwright Fell of the day was Bowscale Fell. I took a short detour to see Bowscale Tarn before heading down the ridge to Raven Crags and Mungrisedale. The final descent from Raven Crags was very steep indeed.

PROFILE
REFERENCE

Reference Books Used

None
Maps Used
OL5 Explorer - The English Lakes (North Eastern Area)
PHOTOGRAPHS
Squirrels at Mungisedale Village Hall
Mungrisedale Village Hall
The Mill Inn - Mungrisedale
MAP - OVERVIEW
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PHOTOGRAPHS
Road from Mungrisedale
Gate before access to Souther Fell
Path through the bracken
MAP - DETAILED 1
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PHOTOGRAPHS
View to Mell Fells
Quite a slope!!
Clough Head on right with Dodds beyond
Souther Fell Summit
Souther Fell Summit with Blencathra and Bannerdale Crags
Souther Fell Summit with Clough Head and Dodds
MAP - DETAILED 2
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Souther Fell Summit with Blencathra and Bannerdale Crags
South from Souther Fell
Souther Fell Summit and Bowscale Fell
Cloud starts to envelop Blencathra
Sheep
Cairn on Souther Fell with Blencathra in the cloud
Cairn on Souther Fell with Blencathra in the cloud
Blencathra now totally in the cloud
Lakeland Fells
Clough Head (slopes of on left) with High Rigg (in centre)
Paths merge at Mousthwaite Comb
View to Blencathra (Sharp Edge just visible)
Valley of River Glenderamackin
Sharp Edge ahead
Looking back to Souther Fell
Sharp Edge
Scales Beck
Scales Beck
Sharp Edge
Scales Tarn
Scales Tarn
Leaving Scales Tarn
Scales Tarn
Scales Tarn
Scales Tarn
Souther Fell gets some sunlight
Sharp Edge
Blencathra (Halls Fell) Summit
Blencathra (Halls Fell) Summit
Zooming in to valley below
Blencathra Ordnance Survey Trigangulation Station
Blencathra Summit
Cross of stones on Blencathra
Atkinson Pike Summit Cairn
Cross of stones on Blencathra
Atkinson Pike Summit Cairn
Skiddaw from Atkinson Pike Summit Cairn
Mungrisedale Common Summit Cairn
Approaching Mungrisedale Common Summit Cairn
Mungrisedale Common Summit Cairn
Mungrisedale Common Summit Cairn
Mungrisedale Common Summit Cairn
Leaving Mungrisedale Common
Bannerdale Crags Summit with Blencathra
Bannerdale Crags Summit with Blencathra
Bannerdale Crags Summit
View from Bannerdale Crags
Bannerdale Crags
The Tongue
Path to Bowscale Fell
A steep descent - thankfully not for me!!
Bannerdale Crags
Bowscale Fell Summit with Bannerdale Crags and Blencathra
Bowscale Fell Summit
Bowscale Fell Summit
Bowscale Fell Summit
Bowscale Tarn
Bowscale Tarn
Another cairn on the ridge of Bowscale Fell
Nearing Mungrisedale
Blencathra
Blencathra at top of valley
A steep descent to Mungrisedale via Raven Crag

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