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Worth the effort

Walked from the Latrigg car park following the well defined paths steep in places but worth the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nigel D
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Epsom Surrey
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Tough but straightforward

We walked from Keswick to Lattrigg then past the car park on to the main climb. This is a fairly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TrollmanNorthants
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Northamptonshire, 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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CA12 4PH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked from the Latrigg car park following the well defined paths steep in places but worth the effort for the views came down as the clouds closed in around us.

Thank Nigel D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked from Keswick to Lattrigg then past the car park on to the main climb. This is a fairly tough section up to Jenkins Cragg where the path levels out before heading up to the peak eith at Little Man on on to Skiddaw...More

3  Thank TrollmanNorthants
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to climb the mountain on the second day of my our visit to keswick and absolutely loved it, incredible views of derwentwater and beyond. Such a shame that people are suggesting this jewel of England should have cable cars and a cafe installed, if...More

3  Thank terence c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from a one night stay at the skiddaw. Lovely hotel,good helpful staff good food but difficult for disability as my husband was in a wheelchair access was bad lift far to small no room to manoeuvre need a portable ramp for the stairs...More

1  Thank knctyson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, totally worth the trek. Was amazing setting off in dark, was a bit over case for sunrise but so worth it. We parked at latrigg and walk up from there. With walking up in the dark we hadn't realised just how steep it was....More

Thank welovefuerteventura
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Its an amazing place, which is well worth the effort to walk up. May only be the 6th highest mountain in the UK but its certainly the most beautiful.

Thank Katherine F
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

we parked near orthwaite then climbed skiddaw via ullock pike. the walk was steep to start and there was quite a lot of scree in places making some parts of the walk challenging. we reached skiddaw summit in just over 2 hours. a fantastic walk...More

1  Thank 123eml
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

We are seasoned walkers and not afraid of a challenge and so with family who had previously climbed, we went on a very hot day in June. Finding the car park was a bit difficult as there were several road closures but once there we...More

Thank Aphoto18
Reviewed June 23, 2018

So just to set the scene..it was 8.45am on a lovely Saturday morning in May. The sun was beating down and already feeling hot. I set off with my husband to tackle our 3rd Wainwright, not really knowing what to expect. It didn't look too...More

1  Thank Tracey H
Reviewed June 21, 2018

Long slog to the top. Views are well worth the sweat. Start at the Lattrigg car park. The path is very well defined. Make sure you take in Little Man en-route. 4th highest peak in England. Can get very busy due to lack of technical...More

2  Thank Tony H
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Janette H
March 13, 2018|
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Response from BobScarlett | Reviewed this property |
There is a large, public car park directly behind your hotel. I believe that the hotel issues parking permits at a rate of £2 per 24 hours. Check the hotel website. Finding a parking space can be difficult at certain times... More
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clairewilson6789
January 10, 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
April 2, 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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