Rise above the 5 fingers of Blencathra, high above Keswick. Gain glorious views down Borrowdale & the mountains towering above this beautiful valley. Tick off this 'must have summit' of The Lake District. Full & Half day hikes available.
Blencathra, historically known as "Saddleback" for its distinctive silhouette.Â This majestic mountain, proudly gracing the northern landscape adjacent to its neighbour, Skiddaw.Â Keswick lies in the shadows of this mountain, visible on a clear day from every spot in Keswick.Â It even took the spotlight in the renowned documentary, "Life of a Mountain: Blencathra.
"Upon its slopes, a panorama unfolds, treating the beholder to breathtaking views of Derwent Water stretching towards the rugged beauty of Borrowdale, as well as the formidable Helvellyn Mountain Range in the distance. As you descend, your gaze will be captivated by the allure of the Northern Fells, all the while tracing a valley path beneath the dramatic profile of Sharp Edge. Prepare for an awe-inspiring journey through the heart of nature's grandeur, with Blencathra as your guide.
This route is off the beaten track, and covers lesser walked paths, and covers varied terrain, rocky in parts, and occasional boggy sections too, all to make your hike more interesting along the way.
Â£150 first walker + Â£30 each additional walker
Half day routes also available
Had a fantastic day out thank you so much - so glad I made it up there eventually, a childhood ambition achieved - these mountains are for people like me!
Leslie BulmerAug 2024
We have done several walks with Nic. She is very quick to see and adapt walks to peoples abilities. Also very knowledgeable about the area and would recommend walks with the company.