Skiddaw

Overview
Height: 3,053 Feet - 931 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 260 291
Area: Northern
Ordnance Survey: OL4 OL4
Wainwright Guidebook Five Five

This, then, is Skiddaw, a giant in stature. But an affordable and friendly giant. And a benevolent one. Keswick people have an inborn affection for Skiddaw, and it is well earned. The mountain makes a great contribution to the scenic beauty of this most attractively – situated town, shelters it from northerly gales, supplies it with pure water, feeds its sheep, and provides a recreation ground for its visitors. Throughout the centuries Skiddaw’s beacon has warned of the towns troubles and alarms – “the red glare on Skiddaw roused the burghers of Carlisle” – and today shares in its rejoicings.
Skiddaw’s critics have passed on, or will soon pass on. Their span of life is short. Skiddaw has stood there in supreme majesty, the sole witness to the creation of Lakeland, for millions of years and will be there to the end of time, continuing to give service and pleasure to insignificant and unimportant mortals.

Let us at least be grateful.
 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

A world of white, Skiddaw from Kin, Grisedale Pike.

Skiddaw reflections over Derwent Water.

The Skiddaw Massif from Barrow summit.

Skiddaw summit Trig Point within the depths of winter

 

There are 9 walks to choose from including Skiddaw

Skiddaw via Lonscale Fell East Ridge

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29th July 2017
ASCENT: 3,065 Feet - 935 Metres
MILES: 8.4
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Lonscale Fell - Skiddaw Little Man - Skiddaw
ROUTE: Top of Gale Road - Whit Beck - Glenderaterra Valley - Lonscale Fell East Ridge - Lonscale Fell - Jenkin Hill - Skiddaw Lesser Man - Skiddaw Little Man - Skiddaw - Jenkin Hill - Top of Gale Road
 

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 21 The Skiddaw Massif

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6th July 2016
ASCENT: 5,312 Feet - 1,620 Meters
MILES: 14.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 9, Latrigg - Dodd - Carl Side - Long Side - Ullock Pike - Skiddaw - Bakestall - Skiddaw Little Man - Lonscale Fell
ROUTE: Gale Road - Latrigg - Gale Road - Applewaite - Millbeck - Lyzzick Wood - Dodd - Long Doors - White Stones - Carl Side - Long Side - Ullock Pike - Long Side - Skiddaw - Bakestall - Skiddaw - Skiddaw Little Man - Skiddaw Lesser Man - Jenkin Hill - Lonscale Fell - Whit Beck - Gale Road
 

The Harry Griffin 2,000 footers Walk 20 -The Skiddaw Massif

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14th July 2015
ASCENT: 3,126 Feet - 953 Meters
MILES: 11.2
SUMMITS OVER 2,000 Ft: 6, Lonscale Fell - Skiddaw Little Man - Carl Side - Long Side - Skiddaw - Sale How
ROUTE: Gale Road - Hawell Monument - Lonscale Fell - Jenkin Hill - Skiddaw Lesser Man - Skiddaw Little Man - Broad End - Carl Side - Long Side - Skiddaw - Sale How - Skiddaw House - Cumbrian Way - Glenderaterra Valley - Whit Beck - Gale Road
 

Five Skiddaw fells starting with Latrigg

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4th January 2015
ASCENT: 4,100
MILES: 13
WAINWRIGHTS:  Latrigg – Lonscale Fell – Skiddaw Little Man – Skiddaw – Bakestall
ROUTE: Gale Road – Latrigg – Lonscale Fell – Jenkin Hill – Skiddaw Lesser Man – Skiddaw Little Man – Skiddaw – Bakestall – Birkett Edge – Cumbria Way – Skiddaw House – Glenderaterra Valley – Gale Road
 

The Old Crown Round

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27th April 2013
ASCENT: 7,204 Feet  2,195 Metres
MILES: 25.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 9, Carrock Fell – Bowscale Fell – Bannerdale Crags – Blencathra – Mungrisdale Common – Skiddaw – Great Calva – Knott – High Pike
ROUTE: Hesket Newmarket – Carrock Beck Ford – Carrock Fell – Mosedale – Bowscale Fell – Bannerdale Crags – Foul Crags – Blencathra – Mungrisdale Common – The Stake – Skiddaw House – Sale How – Skiddaw – Blake Hill – Hare Crag – Dash Beck – Great Calva – Top of Hause Gill – Knott – Great Lingy Hill – Iron Crag – High Pike – Low Pike – How Beck – Wood Hall – Hesket Newmarket
 

This is Skiddaw

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16th March 2013
ASCENT: 2,821 Feet 860 Metres
MILES: 8.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Skiddaw Little Man – Skiddaw – Lonscale Fell – Latrigg
ROUTE: Gale Road End – Hawell Monument – Skiddaw Lesser Man – Skiddaw – Jenkin Hill – Lonscale Fell – Lonscale Fell South Ridge – Above Lonscale – Whit Beck – Hawell Monument – Latrigg – Gale Road End
 

All quiet on the Skiddaw front

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10th June 2012
ASCENT: 2,970 Feet, 905 Metres
MILES: 7
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Ullock Pike, Long Side, Carl Side & Skiddaw
ROUTE: Ravenstone Hotel – Watches – Ling How – Ullock Pike – Long side Edge – Long Side – Carl Side – Skiddaw – Broad End – Barkbeth Gill – Watches – Ravenstone Hotel
 

A Skiddaw circuit via The Ullock Pike Ridge

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2nd January 2012
ASCENT: 4,290 Feet, 1,307 Meters
MILES: 12.4
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Ullock Pike, Long Side, Carl Side, Skiddaw, Skiddaw Little Man & Lonscale Fell
ROUTE: High Side – Watches – Ullock Pike – Long side Edge – Long Side – Carl Side – Skiddaw – Skiddaw Little Man – Lonscale Fell – Skiddaw House – Dash Falls – Bakestall & Cock Up Lower Flanks – Barkbeth – High Side
 

Skiddaw, Little Man & Lonscale Fell

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21st March 2010
ASCENT: 931 Mtrs  3,053 Ft
MILES: 7.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 3,  Skiddaw Little Man, Skiddaw & Lonscale Fell
ROUTE:  
 

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