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Skiddaw

CA12 4PH, England
+44 16973 20919
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Hard 1/2 day climb but worth it

Skiddaw is the 6th highest mountain in England, and located in the Northern part of the Lake... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
markprsn
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Tynemouth, United Kingdom
Not for 1st time climbers!!!

Me and my boyfriend attempted climbing mount skiddaw this weekend and it was hard to say the least... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JoHayes1975
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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This massive mountain, whose summit rises more than 3,000 feet, stands tall in the north Lakes overlooking the town of Keswick and Derwent Water.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Skiddaw is the 6th highest mountain in England, and located in the Northern part of the Lake distract just north Of Keswick. We ascended from the Western side of the mountain on a well-trodden track, the first part of the climb is quite steep so...More

Thank markprsn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend attempted climbing mount skiddaw this weekend and it was hard to say the least! Firstly the mountain is so steep it makes it difficult to even climb, nevermind the constant mud/ice/ snow taking up the walk way making it extremely slippy....More

Thank JoHayes1975
Reviewed 8 January 2018

You can drive to the base of the mountain. Walk through the gate and turn left and you are on your way. It’s a constant slog and it doesn’t relent very much. On the plus side it’s not long to get to the summit and...More

Thank SuffolkStephen
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

The day loomed ahead and snow had fallen on the tops but undeterred and dressed accordingly to conditions we set off. The climb was not so bad until you reached the ice and then onto the snow. Although dressed for the occasion the wind was...More

Thank DenJayne
Reviewed 13 November 2017

My least favourite of the 3,000ft+ fells. The most popular route is from Gale Road carpark by Latrigg from where a well-maintained and easily-followed track leads directly to the summit. It's a dull plod. There are more challenging and interesting routes, of course - do...More

4  Thank Scepticalbastar... S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

A Lakeland classic mountain hike, 6th highest mountain in England. Good, well made and maintained path to the summit from the Latrigg car park, safe in mist as long as you have a map with you. Great views as we came out of the mist...More

1  Thank Riggies
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Skiddaw, England's 6th highest mountain, is a fab walk and one certainly worth doing. We started from near Bassenthwaite and walked up Unlock Pike, across Longside edge to the tarn and then up Skiddaw to the trig point. The walk via the route we did...More

2  Thank Mr_MrsBeckett
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Took a walk up Skiddaw which turned out to be quite hard work. I am not sure the name of the route we took but believe it starts by climbing Jenkins hill. The first part is quite a long and arduous climb but there is...More

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Started the walk whilst the weather was ok, a little cloud but nothing to suggest that the weather might turn. Spotted two red squirrels on our initial ascent in wooded area. Got to Ullock Pike after fairly steep climb and weather remained ok. Went on...More

Thank jochg2016
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We're not experienced fell walkers, and this was our first serious peak. We took the route from High Side along Longside Edge. It was a good solid climb, some parts felt quite steep, but never dangerous. The path was clear though a good scrabble at...More

2  Thank Robert I
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clairewilson6789
10 January 2018|
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Response from Scepticalbastar... S | Reviewed this property |
The route from Latrigg is straightforward but not boring. However there are more interesting ways. I like the route that takes in Ling How, The Edge, Ullock Pike, Longside Edge, Long Side, Carl Side, and Skiddaw summit,
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Si F
2 April 2017|
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Response from BobScarlett | Reviewed this property |
Skiddaw needs proper commercial development. Take a look at the website for the Nevis Range in Scotland and note the mountain gondola.
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Susan C
23 October 2016|
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Response from elpee182 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. if you park at Lattrigg (saving almost 1,000 feet of ascent) there's a well marked, wide track to the summit. It's not the most appealing to purists but would suit younger kids perfectly. Lots of places to stop, look... More
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