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Blencathra

Blencathra

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Set near Skiddaw forest overlooking the River Greta in the north of the Lake District, Blencathra is one of the county's most renowned peaks.
Sharp Edge is prized as one of the finest and most challenging of all the ridges rising to the summit, whereas Wainwright claimed that Narrow Edge was the finest way to any mountain top in the district. This ridge also has the added distinction of leading directly to the very highest point of the mountain, Hallsfell Top.

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Map reference: NY 322277  Lat: 54.63983 Long: -3.05200