16th August 2003

Skiddaw House and Skiddaw.


Walk Overview
Time 08:45 to 14:30
Duration 5 hr 45 min
Distance 9.8 mile
Ascent 2818 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Whit Beck - Lonscale Crags - Burnt Horse - Scalehow Beck - Skiddaw House - River Caldew - Dead Beck - Birkett Edge - Bakestall - High Man / Skiddaw - Jenkin Hill -
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, at the top of Gale Road, Latrigg

This is a popular starting point for those wishing to take the so called tourist route up Skiddaw. Personally I feel that it offers far more choices than this. Not only is it handy for Skiddaw itself, but the adjoining fells are all within easy reach. If this isn't enough choice then you could also head onto Blencathra, Mungrisedale Common or the more adventurous could even head as far as the Back O'skiddaw fells.

The car park is free, but most of the time it does get pretty full.

A word of warning: This is somewhere to avoid during icy conditions. Those who have experienced this will know why!


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Lake District Walks