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Blencathra via Sharp Edge

Blencathra via Sharp Edge

1st April @ 08:30 12:00


Join us for a breathtaking guided walk up Blencathra via Sharp Edge in the stunning Lake District. This is an exhilarating and challenging route that rewards attendees with absolutely incredible 360 views of the surrounding scenery.

Sharp Edge is a dramatic ridge that rises steeply from Scales Tarn to the summit of Blencathra, originally used by shepherds to access the grazing land on the other side of the mountain. Our knowledgeable guide will share with you the history of the area, point out interesting geological features and wildlife along the way. The route is challenging, with some scrambling required, so a good level of fitness is essential. However, the views from the top are well worth the effort.

As we make our way up Sharp Edge, we will be treated to stunning vistas of the surrounding valleys and hills, with the summit of Blencathra looming ahead. We will pass by impressive rock formations and cross narrow ridges, with the sparkling waters of Scales Tarn far below us. Once we reach the summit of Blencathra, we will enjoy a well-deserved rest and take in the stunning panoramic views of the Lake District. On a clear day, you may even see as far as Southern Scotland!!

This is a challenging and rewarding walk that is not to be missed by any avid hiker or nature enthusiast visiting the Lake District.

Hike Stats

Event Type: Scramble

Distance: 5 miles

Difficulty: 3/5 – Good level of fitness required

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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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.