6th December 2003

Skiddaw House from Latrigg.


Walk Overview
Time 08:30 to 13:45
Duration 5 hr 15 min
Distance 7.9 mile
Ascent 1575 ft
Walking with Mitchell
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!


Route Map

Lonscale Crags

Over Burnt Horse to Great Calva

Skiddaw House

Skiddaw House


Great Calva and Little Calva


Looking Down the Cumbria Way from Skiddaw House

Carrock Fell from Burnt Horse

At Skiddaw House

Ford at Roughton Gill

Over Burnt Horse to Great Calva from side of Blease Fell

Sinen Gill

Looking up to Blease Fell

Glenderaterra Beck

Just above Derwentfolds

Near Brundlholm

Lonscale Fell from just above Derwentfolds

Lonscale Fell

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Lake District Walks