Lake District walks - Threlkeld Common

One of the quarry cottages is on the left. Threlkeld village is striaght ahead, below Blencathra Blease Fell.

Here we can see Gategill Fell, on the left, and Hall's Fell on the right leading up to the top of Blencathra.

The Glenderamackin just before it joins up with St John's Beck to become the River Greta, which flows through Keswick.

Looking upstream this time. Hall's Fell is near the centre of the picture, with Doddick Fell on the right. Going up Hall's Fell ridge and down Doddick is one of the best half-day walks you can imagine.

This is the western end of Blencathra, with Hallsfell Top dropping down to Atkinson Pike and then Sharp Edge above Scales Fell. Just out of sight behind Scales Fell is Scales Tarn, which is one of the sources for the Glenderamackin.

A bridge over the disused railway near Highgate, which is a solitary house near Wallthwaite (which is a solitary three houses). There are plans to re-open the railway between Keswick and Penrith...

As you climb gradually away across the Common, the whole of Blencathra (not to mention Souther Fell and Bannerdale Crags on the right) comes into view.

Here are the dogs on the Old Coach Road, which takes you back towards St John's in the Vale. Clough Head is straight ahead.

An unusual view of Skiddaw in the distance, with Lonscale Fell inserting itself between Skiddaw and Blencathra on the right

Here Samba is on her way down from the Old Coach Road towards the smaller spinney in the centre of the picture, which you aim for in order to reach the path back past the Quarry. The larger spinney on the left shelters the Quarry and Museum, which do not offer access to or from the fells.

This is the path along the old railway, with the Blencathra Business Park, on the old quarry site, not quite visible behind the trees on the left.

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For somewhere to stay nearby, try

Highbridge Cottage.