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2005 05 14 - Blencathra and Mungrisdale Common.

I started from the car park near the Blencathra Centre west of Threlkeld, taking the path that zig-zags up Blease fell. It was a warm and sunny day with a few high clouds though the tops were colder and more windy than anticipated. The good weather had brought people out and there was quite a crowd on the summit. I saw nobody else however, venture across Mungrisedale common, perhaps because Wainwright's description of this fell is so dismissive. I found it very peaceful and surrounded by Skiddaw, Great Calva, High Pike, Carrock Fell, Bowscale Fell and Blencathra etc it was always full of interest.


Latrigg and the north western fells from near the start of the walk


Lonscale Fell from the steep climb up Blease Fell


Gategill Fell


Towards Gategill Fell top


Hall's Fell Top the summit of Blencathra


Summit cairn with Great Calva behind


Looking back to Gategill Fell from the summit


Atkinson Pike from near the summit


Atkinson Pike summit


Scales Tarn


Looking down on Sharp Edge


The path across Mungrisedale common


Mungrisedale Common 'summit' cairn


Lonscale Fell and Burnt Horse


   From Blease Fell to Hall's Fell Top


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