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Blencathra Challenge via Halls Fell & Sharp Edge

Blencathra Challenge via Halls Fell & Sharp Edge

18th August , 2023 @ 08:30 13:00


Join us for our Blencathra Challenge Guided Walk, where you’ll conquer not just one, but two thrilling ridges: Hall’s Fell Ridge and Sharp Edge. This adventure promises an unforgettable day filled with breathtaking landscapes, challenging terrain, and a true sense of accomplishment.

The trail begins with a gentle ascent, allowing you to warm up before veering towards the iconic Hall’s Fell, where the real excitement begins. Hall’s Fell Ridge offers an exhilarating scramble that tests your balance and agility. With your guide’s expertise and support, you’ll safely navigate the exposed sections and relish the thrill of conquering this challenging ridge.

But the adventure doesn’t end there…..

Once we reach the summit of Blencthra there is a short decent back down to the beginning of the renowned Sharp Edge. A dramatic scramble, with its steep drops and knife-like ridge, presents an exciting yet demanding test.

Our Blencathra Challenge allows you to conquer two of these legendary ridges, and experience the panoramic views that summit has to offer, not once but twice!

Hike Stats

Event Type: Scramble

Distance: 6 miles

Difficulty: 4/5 – Good level of fitness required and prepared to scramble in sections

Duration: Approximately 5 hours including lunch and breaks

Peaks: Blencathra

Where to Meet

We will be meeting at the The White Horse, Threlkeld car park at 08:00am, aiming to commence the walk at 08:30am.

It is important to note that mobile phone signal can be very limited in the Lake District national park with the other challenge of some roads not actually being listed on Google Maps.

For this reason, we would recommend saving “Cumbria” as a offline map to your mobile device, allowing turn by turn navigation even with no mobile internet. If you are unsure how to do this, please read our blog post here.

We also recommend downloading the what3words app to your mobile phone. This allows navigation to unlisted roads/places using simply a three word phrase.

what3words phrase: ///raven.dwarf.fight

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Check out our full calendar

We have a wide selection of different walks and hikes running throughout the whole season. Click the below link to view our full calendar of guided walks we currently have planned.


Please take some time to read our FAQs. If the question you need answering is not listed, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us for more information.

Can I bring my dog?

Well trained dogs are allowed on our low level walks only.

What is your refund/cancellation policy?

Our full refund and cancellation policy can be found here.

Is there a minimum age limit?

On our scramble and advanced hikes the minimum age is 16 accompanied by an adult. For our low-level walks all ages are welcome with under 16s being accompanied by an adult.

What kit do I need ?

A full required kit list can be found below.

Kit List

Make sure you have all items with you before attending one of our guided walks. These will be checked before starting and entry refused in some cases.

Waterproof Jacket & Trousers

Even if it is forecast blue skies all day the Lake District is known for its rapidly changing weather conditions. Attendees should be prepared for these sudden weather changes bringing appropriate waterproof jackets and over trousers.

Warm clothing

When it comes to hiking, layering is key to staying comfortable and safe on the trail. The layering system is a way to dress in layers that can be added or removed as the temperature and activity level change. It allows you to adapt to the changing conditions and stay comfortable throughout your hike. For a full breakdown, take a look at our blog post here.

Hiking boots/Trail Shoes

Hiking boots or trail shoes are essential, strictly no wellies.


We recommend a minimum of 20L rucksack will be needed to carry all items necessary for one of our guided walks.


For our medium hikes and scrambles we would recommend carrying a minimum of 1L of water. On the Low Level walks 500ml should suffice.

Head torch

This is a critical piece of equipment even for walks that will be starting during daylight hours.

Packed Lunch

Food for half way break, giving some much needed energy for the descent.