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This was such a beautiful walk. The views from both little man and Skiddaw are spectacular. Well... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Guys, could someone tell me realistically, on a clear day, two relatively fit young men, at best... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
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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.
CA12 4PH, England
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All reviews ullock pike highest mountain car park great walk steep climb cloud cover long slog highest point main route zig zag trig point approx hours final ascent walking boots well worth the effort weather conditions easy route
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

This was such a beautiful walk. The views from both little man and Skiddaw are spectacular. Well marked paths throughout.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank derbyshirelizzy2018
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Guys, could someone tell me realistically, on a clear day, two relatively fit young men, at best speed, what time it would take to ascend and descend skiddaw in total please? My friend and I are planning a challenge in aid of charity.

Date of experience: October 2018
30  Thank DanielB2307
Reviewed September 29, 2018

You can not help but be impressed by Skiddaw. The climb is not as easy as it looks but it is worth it for the views. More importantly, it is about getting back to basics. Just you and the Mountain. To the lady that left...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LesleyO92
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Well we picked the day the remnants of a storm came in. Low cloud, rain and windy. Drove to Underscar car park. Slight drizzle here and breezy. The path from here is obvious and relentlessly uphill. We passed quite a few on their way down....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andy H
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Really good walk. Challenging not in terms of complexity, but just steep in places. No facilities so take everything you need for 3-4 hours walking. Rubble under foot quite a bit so pick footwear accordingly. Close to Keswick for a few refreshments after.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 846kingsleyb
Reviewed September 1, 2018

I don't have a head for heights but didn't get any vertigo. However, this was tough going and I wasn't fit enough to complete the climb. There are some lovely views to be had even at the limited amount of height I gained. Recommend decent...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Kkatmc
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Climbed Skiddaw a couple of days ago with out 10 yr old son. We parked at the end of the road in Underscar. It's a very steep zig zag walk up but no scrambling, take your time you'll be fine. The first summits you see...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank familiafeliz2011_11
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Climed this mountain today and it was awsome , it is quite steep but my 5 year old managed it ,We went at are own pace and the views were spectacular!! Well worth visiting.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Hev1986
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Parked in the car park near Latrigg, and joined the stream of fellow walkers embarking on the walk. Easy to follow path, the most gruelling part being the steep zigzag at the beginning. Being an infrequent hill climber, I decided that this was not a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Steve0654
Reviewed August 5, 2018 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Nigel D
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Janette H
March 13, 2018|
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
January 10, 2018|
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,
Si F
April 2, 2017|
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.