After several aborted attempts, and a mention in Trail, I've finally managed to do blencathra, and enjoyed it so much I've now done it twice. Blencathra has something for everyone, for those wanting a relatively gentle walk to the summit, there's a clear route up scales fell. For those wanting adventure, the route to take is indisputably up sharp edge. A few heart stopping moments, but generally good fun, especially if you manage to go midweek when you are likely to have it to yourself. If you fancy keeping up the scrambling, then Halls Fell ridge makes for an enjoyable scrambly descent. And fromthe top, on a clear day the views are magic. Now I've got to the top, its a new contender for my favourite hill.
(Written by: lampetarian)