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Mungrisdale Common



Grid Reference: NY 31059 29231
Height: 633 metres/2077 feet

"There is little point in providing diagrams of ascent that will never be used. Only shepherds are likely to wander across the top of the Common, and they know the way to it well enough already."
A. Wainwright

North of Blencathra the land descends gently over grassy slopes, the one high point on this descent is Mungrisdale Common, barely a separate summit in it's own right, there is less than 10m of climb to the summit cairn when descending from Blencathra.

Gentle grassy slopes descend from Mungrisdale Common to the north and west, to the west Sinen Gill descends making a good route, with some interest, and views of the Skiddaw Granite protruding from the gill.

  1. Catstycam and Helvellyn from Birkhouse Moor

    Birkhouse Moor & Catstycam: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    If Catstycam stood alone, remote from its fellows, it would be one of the finest peaks in Lakeland

    Distance: 12km / 7.5 miles
    Ascent: 900m / 3000ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. Halls Fell Ridge

    Blencathra & Mungrisdale Common: Private Guiding

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    Exposure:

    A shorter walk but with a little exposure on Halls Fell, stunning views across the Lake District and beyond

    Distance: 9km / 6 miles
    Ascent: 750m / 2300ft
    Duration: 5-6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 8:1
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  3. Scrambling up Sharp Edge

    Blencathra & Sharp Edge: Private Guiding

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    Exposure:

    A wonderful route taking in two of the best ridges in the Lake District on one of the best mountains

    Distance: 9km / 6 miles
    Ascent: 750m / 2300ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 8:1
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