Blencathra up for sale!

posted 6 May 2014, 07:57 by Fiona and Mark Shore   [ updated 6 May 2014, 07:59 ]
The Earl of Lonsdale, Hugh Lowther, placed the 2,850ft (869m) Lake District mountain on the market for £1.75m.

He said it was either that or break up the Lonsdale Estate, which has been in his family for hundreds of years.

The earl is selling Blencathra in a bid to settle a £9m tax bill from his father's inheritance.