Sharp Edge. Blencathra, The Lake District
Took Friday off work so what to do......... The Lake District is always a good day spent.
The route, Sharp Edge...... to Blencathra......The name presents a morning of excitement....... In the thoughts to some.....Sharp Edge, what is in store......?
I wasn't holding out much for this day, not the sights or anything I knew that would be a delight, more on the terms of foot traffic, school holidays, Friday, are the fell sides going to be filled with the masses. We approached from the summit of Scale Fell, giving a grand introduction to Scales Tarn and Sharp Edge, a great birds eye view
Descending down to the Tarn and then to Sharp Edge, something became apparent.........We are on our own..... :) No one leading the way, no one behind, is this true, a summers morning on Sharp Edge to ourselves, no conga line of wanderers on this highlight....
The edge itself, centuries of boots have carved their line into the rising crest of naked rock, jagged edges and long smooth top lumps of rock...... First impressions for many to tackle this would sure make any thought of previous days be distant........
However, for the novice with no experience, take precautions, don't take risks and do what your brain tells you and you will have a great time and once you reach the broad plateau of Blencathra you will have a great sense of achievement.
This shot, for many, will live in your Lakeland memory, Sharp Edge, the bad step and Scales Tarn.....
Bad step, more of an awkward inconvenience on a superb, airy rocky walk, the final scramble for me...... A pleasure :)
Blencathra, a grand fell which apart from Skiddaw dominates the northern landscape, I think this fell for many visitors to the Lakes inspires that wandering spirit within.
Take a view on black if you wish