Saturday, 7th August 2010

   

            

 

Walk: Blencathra, via Blease Fell & Knowe Crags, Mungrisdale Common
Start Point: Blencathra Centre car aprk Grid Reference: NY 302 256
Distance: 8 miles Ascent: 2,300 feet
Time: 5.75 hours    
Weather: Wet and very misty morning, eventually clearing to a sunny afternoon
Comments: Wet to start off, and becoming very misty as we climbed up Blease Fell. Reaching Knowe Crags we could see the edge of the ridge, but no further. This remained with us all the way to the old trig point on Blencathra. It did suddenly start clearing and we did see Scales Tarn and Sharp Edge before we set off to cross Mungrisdale Common with improving weather as we dropped down to the F.B. over the Glenderaterra Beck and the return along the side of the valley back to the car park.

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A damp start as we are about to set off

 

Very wet and misty at the old trig point on Blencathra

 

Stone cross on Blencathra (see Wainwright's Book 5)

 

First view of Scales Tarn and Sharp Edge as it starts to clear

 

Crossing Mungrisdale Common and the weather improves

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