1NY2662623486 Start at the Moot Hall in Keswick and head for Fitz Park on the other side of the Greta. Leave the park by the northern corner then take the bridleway that climbs past Latrigg to a carpark. From here, follow the motorway of a path to the summit of Skiddaw.
2NY2624329725 Continue straight on from the summit of Skiddaw to (GR263296) then cut down right and cross the fence to gain a path that joins a set of quad-bike tracks. When these begin to bear left, cut to the right on a prominent path which leads over Hare Crag to the Skiddaw House track at a small bridge (GR283303). From the track crossing follow the beck on the righthand side for a hundred metres or so then head directly for the summit of Great Calva, the path cuts rightwards near the top to gain the south ridge.
3NY2903831027 From the south end of the summit plateau follow a bearing of (MB-147) through increasingly high heather to gain the bridleway/track. (Alternative) A couple of hundred metres of very rough ground leads to the River Caldew at around (GR296297) at the big bend in the river. There is a sheepfold on the other bank about 200m from the river (not marked on the OS map). If the river is in spate, then head upstream until the fence crosses the river and use this whilst pretending to be Indiana Jones.
Now strike up onto Mungrisedale Common aiming for the cairn marked on the map. The ground is steep at first but eases to provide a steady ascent. You are likely to miss the cairn if your navigation is not accurate. There is a path leading towards Blencathra from the cairn but this fades as the ground begins to rise.
Take care not to veer too far to the right, you need to aim for the left end of the summit skyline (MB-117). Just before the ground steepens there is another sheepfold on the left (again not marked on OS map) and the path fades away. About 200m after the fold, bear right finding the best way through the screes, then in the same line to the summit of Blencathra at the top of Hallís Fell Ridge.
4NY3233727782 There are two options here:
either descend Hall's Fell which starts just a few metres from the summit cairn - there is some exposed scrambling after a couple of hundred metres. Follow the path down the broader lower slopes before bearing right to the fell gate.
Or head eastwards until a cairn marks the top of the path down Doddick Fell. At the foot of this head back westwards to gain the fell gate beneath Hall's Fell
Go down through the farm and follow the farm track down to the road which leads down to Threlkeld and the A66.
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