Blencathra via Sharp Edge

HARD 2 reviews

Blencathra via Sharp Edge is a 14.2 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mungrisdale, England, United Kingdom that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

DISTANCE
14.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
688 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

trail running

walking

views

rocky

A walk up Blencathra via Sharp Edge and Souther Fell from Mungrisdale.

walking
5 months ago

A great, albeit short trip out. Worth waiting for a good day and getting up early - the crowds can be awful, but the views amazing. The rock on Sharp Edge has been severely eroded over time and is slippery in the extreme in anything other than dry conditions. The paths off to the side of the arête are to be avoided - not only are they one of the main contributors to erosion in the mountain, but also where accidents happen. Trust the solid rock on the right day and you’ll have a great time.

trail running
4 months ago