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Region: Lake District: North
Summit view: Open virtual summit
Blencathra is one of the finest fells in Lakeland. Prominently seen when approaching along the A66 to the east, its fine form makes it instantly recognisable. There are many routes of ascent, the finest of which being Hall's Fell Ridge which leads directly south from the summit, and the celebrated Sharp Edge, an airy scramble that can make Striding Edge seem a picnic.
There are 2305 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Blencathra. They have contributed 50 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.