Sunday 6th September 2020 - Blencathra via Doddick Fell
Please note the minimum sponsorship pledge is £250 when you join this event.
Join us in September to scale Blencathra for sunrise all in aid of St Mary's Hospice.
Miles: 5.2 Peaks: 1 Duration: 7 Hours
This is the Moderate option and a reasonable level of hill fitness is required.
The easier of the two walks on offer, however due to the steep sided nature of Blencathra no route up can really be described as ‘Easy’. This route leaves the village of Threlkeld and after gaining a little height through the woods the route traverses eastwards to gain the ridge of Doddick Fell.
For the most park Doddick Fell is just a grassy spur with limited exposure. As you reach the top of Doddick fell there is some very mild scrambling to reach the final slopes to the summit of Blencathra. On the summit we will take our time enjoy the amazing views as the sun breaches the horizon.
Our descent will be via Blease Fell, a broader grassy end of Blencathra. Steep in places and so walking poles are often useful.
By participating in this event it is expected that you should do some additional fundraising for St Mary's Hospice. Upon booking you will receive a download link, in which there is a pack which will give tips on how to fundraise. You can check out the fab work that the charity does by visiting their website: http://www.stmaryshospice.org.uk/
Blencathra for Sunrise via Doddick Fell for St Mary's Hospice
This event is a guided event which will be led by fully qualified mountain leaders. You will be expected to stay with your leader(s) throughout the duration of the event.