At A Glance

Distance: 9 miles
Ascent: 961 metres
Duration: 5-7 hours
Group Ratio: 1:10
Price: £37.00 per person


  • An iconic and classic Lake District multi-peak walk
  • Summit 4 peaks including Blencathra
  • Experience the very best mountain walking in the Lake District
  • Stunning views across the Lake District National Park
  • Fully guided so you can relax and enjoy the experience
  • Fantastic group atmosphere with like-minded walkers


  • We specialise in small group guided walks
  • All walks are led by experienced and knowledgeable mountain leaders
  • We make sure you have an unforgettable experience
  • Great communication from booking to the day of the walk
  • Friendly, relaxed and fun mountain walking experiences

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Event Description

Blencathra is arguably the most famous fell in the Lake District. This is one of the most beautiful and varied places to explore in the Lake District and this route showcases the very best of the area. This route is a 4-summit high-level circuit of Blencathra and its neighbouring peaks.

Explore one of the most picturesque landscapes in the Lake District with deep valleys, steep ridges, tarns, and breath-taking mountain views. Blencathra is an iconic mountain and certainly one of the most loved in Lakeland. Wainwright dedicated more pages to Blencathra than any other mountain in his series of books. A stunning walk that takes you on a high-level journey across the Northern Fells where you can enjoy and experience this magnificent mountain. Blencathra is a mountain that every hillwalker must experience and will be one of those summits you will want to climb again and again. A must for all lovers of the Lake District!

* Please note: this route does not go over any of the ridges (Sharp Edge or Halls Fell Ridge).

The summits are:

  • Souther Fell – 522 metres
  • Blencathra – 868 metres
  • Bannerdale Crags – 683 metres
  • Bowscale Fell – 702 metres


2024 Dates and times:

Walks start at 8.45am and finish around 3.00pm.

  • Sunday 14th April 2024
  • Friday 3rd May 2024
  • Saturday 1st June 2024
  • Saturday 6th July 2024
  • Sunday 8th September 2024


Where does it start?

The walk will start in the small village of Mungrisdale in the North-East of the Lake District. The village is a 15-minutes drive from Penrith and also Keswick. The exact meeting point and car parking information will be in the event document automatically emailed to you immediately after booking.

Is it for me?

This is a big day in the mountains so you will need to have a good level of hillwalking fitness to complete the 9-miles and almost 1000m of ascent. The terrain is generally grassy and there are no technical rocky sections. We highly recommend training and preparing for this multi-peak walk if you are not a regular hillwalker.

How to book a place on the Blencathra & Bannerdale guided walk

You can book your Blencathra guided walk anytime through the website.

  • Decide which date you would like to attend
  • Use the booking calendar above to select your date and click ‘book now’
  • You pay a 35% deposit to book your place
  • We email you with all the walk information including kit lists, timings, parking and training plans

    Would highly recommend Mountain Walks, great experience from start to finish. So easy to book with ample information provide upon booking and thereafter leading up to the event. Great experience, thoroughly enjoyed the Edale Skyline Peak District challenge. So much so now looking at the next. Great communication, great event and friendly guides. Thank you

    S. Hodgetts
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