An evening walk up to Loughrigg Fell and to Loughrigg Tarn.


Date: 9th June 2009
Start Location: Scales
Time Started: 08:15
Duration: 4 hours 40 Minutes
Distance: 12.8km - 7.58 Miles
Ascent (m/ft): 1022m (3352ft)
Highest Point: Blencathra (868m/2847ft)
Parking: Layby at Scales along A66
Weather: Sunny
Difficulty: Difficult
Scales - Mousthwaite Combe - Scales TarnSharp Edge - Blencathra (53) (868m/2847ft) - Knowe Crag - Gate Gill - Scales
Clough Head from the start of the ascent.
Heading up to Mousthwaite Combe.
Great Mell Fell and the Pennines.
And again from slightly further along the path.
Our first sight of Sharp Edge. Our chosen route of ascent.
Close up of Sharp Edge.
The path up to Scales Tarn.
Sharp Edge.
Approaching Sharp Edge.
The start of Sharp Edge.
James on the start of Sharp Edge. If you think this is bad, dont attempt it because it gets harder.
Looking up Sharp Edge, probably the most famous scene on Blencathra.
Walking across the edge.
Coming up to Foul Crag.
Hands and Feet nearly all the way.
Up the last bit with Scales Tarn way below us.
Looking back to Sharp Edge and Scales Tarn.
The view from the summit. Thirlmere to the left and Derwent Water to the right.
Scotland beyond the Solway Firth.
Halls Fell Ridge.
James with the Helvellyn Range beyond.
Coming down Blease Fell.
Almost at the bottom with a lovely view to St Johns in the Vale.
Halls Fell Top - The summit of Blencathra.