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Blencathra – 14km Walk and Tarn Swim Guide

This is a full day walk or run up to the summit of Blencathra, offering excellent views and the chance to swim in Scales Tarn, the lake below the summit. I used the Ordnance Survey Map 0L5 (The English Lakes, North Eastern Area), and its best to take that map; I think it might be frustrating to try to find your way without it. You can see Blencathra from the CCC campsite at Troutbeck. It dominates the horizon to the north, day or night. Heres the view from my tent.   Walking out of the campsite you turn left onto the…