Slight Side

Overview
Height: 2,499 Feet - 762 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 209 050
Area: Southern
Ordnance Survey: OL6
Wainwright Guidebook: Four

Fellwalkers having climbed their mountain, prefer to find that the summit is rocky, shapely and well defined; and if, in addition it can be attained only by a rough final scramble, so much the better. Slight side has all of these qualifications.

 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

Slight Side and Cam Spout Crag Great Moss and the River Esk.


Slight Side seen from Long Green.

World War Two Hawker Hurricane wreckage found east of Slight Side summit.

At this sight in August 1941 two Polish Pilots who were on route to a training excersise from RAF Unsworth died after their Hawker Hurricans struck the mountain in low cloud. Wreckage from both planes can still be found only a short distance apart although it is at this sight where a Memorial was left by 1030 Whitehaven SQN Air Training Corps.

Slight Side summit.

 

There are 7 walks to choose from including Slight Side

Pen, Scafell Pike and Scafell via Lord's Rake and the West Wall Traverse

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22nd October 2016
ASCENT: 3,967 Feet - 1,209 Meters
MILES: 10.3
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Scafell Pike - Scafell - Slight Side
ROUTE: Jubilee Bridge - Brotherilkeld - Lingcove Bridge - River Esk - Pen - Rough Crag - Scafell Pike - Mickledore - Rakes Progress - Lord's Rake - West Wall Traverse - Deep Gill - Symonds Knott - Scafell - Long Green - Slight Side - Catcove Beck - Taw House - Brotherilkeld - Jubilee Bridge
 

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 24 The Scafells and Illgill Head

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23rd July 2016
ASCENT: 5,413 Feet - 1,650 Meters
MILES: 13
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Lingmell - Scafell Pike - Scafell - Slight Side - IIIgill Head - Whin Rigg
ROUTE: Wasdale Head - Brackenclose - Lingmell - Lingmell Col - Scafell Pike - Mickledore - Foxs Tarn Gully - Foxs Tarn - Scafell - Long Green - Slight Side - Hardrigg Gill - Maiden Castle Cairn - IIIgill Head - Whin Rigg - Greathall Gill - Wast Water
 

The Harry Griffin 2,000 footers Walk 27 -The Roof of England

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13th September 2015
ASCENT: 5,061 Feet - 1,543 Meters
MILES: 11
SUMMITS OVER 2'000Ft: 5, Lingmell - Scafell Pike - Scafell - Cam Spout Crag - Slight Side
ROUTE: Wasdale Head - Down in the Dale - Brackenclose - Lingmell - Lingmell Col - Scafell Pike - Mickledore - Foxes Tarn gully - Mickledore - Lord's Rake - Scafell - Long Green - Slight Side - Long Gill - Hardrigg Gill - Hard Rigg - Corpse Road - Brackenclose - Down in the Dale - Wasdale Head
 

Scafell & Slight Side from Eskdale Green


7th August 2014
ASCENT:

4,100 Feet – 1,249 Meters

MILES: 15
WAINWRIGHTS:

2, Scafell – Slight Side

ROUTE:

Eskdale Green – Giggle Alley – Porterthwaite – Miterdale – Low Place – Miterdale Head – Burnmoor Tarn – Burnmoor Lodge – Bulatt Bridge – Hard Rigg – Green How – Scafell –Long Green – Slight Side – Broad Tongue – Hardrigg Gill – Bulatt Bridge – Eskdale Moor – Brat’s Moss – Blea Tarn – Fell End – Hollin How – Eskdale Green

 

Pen, The Scafells & Lord’s Rake

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25th August 2013
ASCENT: 3,920ft 1,192 Meters
MILES: 10
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Scafell Pike – Scafell – Slight Side
ROUTE: Brotherilkeld – River Esk – Taw House – Scale Bridge – Sampson’s Stones – Great Moss – Pen – Rough Crag –Scafell Pike South Ridge – Scafell Pike – Mickledore – Rakes Progress – Lord’s Rake – Scafell – Long Green – Slight Side – Catcove Beck – Taw House – River Esk – Brotherilkeld
 

Nothing better than this…

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27th May 2012
ASCENT: 4,509 Feet, 1,377 Metres
MILES: 9.6
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Scafell, Slight Side
ROUTE: Wasdale Head – Down In The Dale –  Brackenclose – Lingmell – Lingmell Col – Scafell Pike – Lords Rake – Scafell – Long Green – Slight Side – Quargrigg Moss – Great How – Burnmoor Tarn – Down In The Dale – Wasdale Head
 

Lingmell To Slight Side via The Scafell’s

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4th September 2011
ASCENT: 4,500 Feet, 1,372 Meters
MILES: 9.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Sca Fell & Slight Side
ROUTE: Brackenclose, Lingmell, Lingmell Col, Scafell Pike, Lords Rake, Sca Fell, Long Green, Slight Side, Quagrigg Moss, Broad Tongue, Burnmoor Tarn, Wasdale Head
 

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