Blencathra is a mountain in the Lake District, one of the most northerly, and is also known as Saddleback. Part of one of many popular walking routes in the Lakes, this mountain is 2,848ft tall and its parent peak is Skiddaw. In fact, it is a very popular mountain among walkers and there are many paths to its summit, one of the most famous being “Sharp Edge”. Some of its routes provide good scrambling for experienced walkers. There are a good range of bed and breakfasts in the area, like Laurel Bank, which is just one of many 4 star accommodations in the Lake District, perfect for relaxing after a long day walking and adventuring! Hotels in the Lake District are just as high quality, with beautiful buildings like Armathwaite Hall County House Hotel and Spa for a holiday of self indulgent pampering and relaxation, surrounded by the gorgeous vistas of Blencathra! The area also provides a good range of self catering holiday cottages, wonderful for a longer stay and really exploring the area fully.

If getting to spend some quality time amongst the fresh outdoors 24/7 is more your style, a huge selection of quality campsites are available in the close-by areas, like Keswick, Penrith and Bassenthwaite. So when planning your next Lake District breaks, you can’t go wrong with Blencathra, with glorious scenery, fantastic walking routes, camping, cottages, b&bs, hotels and close to local towns and attractions.