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Name:Skiddaw
Hill number:2319
Height:931m / 3054ft
RHB Section:34A: Lake District - Northern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Northern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington), Catchment Boundaries, Eden (Carlisle)
Watershed:Solway Firth
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Furth, Hewitt,
Nuttall, Wainwright, Birkett, Synge, Fellranger,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem, Trail 100
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,F,Hew,N,W,B,Sy,Fel,BL,Bg,Cm,T100,P600
,P500)
Grid ref:NY 26043 29080
Summit feature:rock 5m S of trig point between trig point and shelter
Drop:709m
Col:222m  NY368310  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL4S
Observations:note Wainwright and Birkett describe trig point as summit
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 2074 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
6:30am Start, lovely weather and clear summits. 7.7m Circular. Ullock Pike, Long Side, Carl Side, Skiddaw & BakestallJephcote8315/07/2019
10.27 miles from hotel in Keswick 5 hoursPaulGibbons06/07/2019
From Latrigg car park. A round of Skiddaw Lesser Man, Skiddaw Little Man, Skiddaw South Top, Skiddaw Middle Top,Skiddaw, Skiddaw North Top, Jenkin Hill and Lonscale Fell. With HT and JT.Sprog22/06/2019
Round of skiddaw Dodd, Carl Side, long side, ullock Pike, skiddaw, little man, Lonsdale and Latrigg. Nice warm day, with plenty sunshine near the end.Mountainhikes19/06/2019
Fantastic ViewsTigger424218/06/2019
Lonsdale, Little Man, Carl Side, Longside, Skiddaw and Great Calva. Solo. Raining.axoree08/06/2019
Started out form Spooney Green Lane. Poor visibility at the summitHaych25/05/2019
With Sue from Lattrigg CP. Little Man and Skiddaw return via Lonsdale Fell. Cold wind and cloudy on Skiddaw.Frank24/05/2019
Same as Little mansiholden20/05/2019
ENGLISH 3000's Started 03:00 Wasdale Head CP with GAVIN SIMPSON > SCAFELL (3162) > SYMONDS KNOTT (3147) > (Lord's Rake) > SCAFELL PIKE (3209) > BROAD CRAG (3069) > ILL CRAG (3054) > Blunt Top > High Raise [High Raise (High White Stones)] > Low White Stones > STEEL FELL [DEAD PIKE - STEEL FELL] > (Dunmail Raise) > HELVELLYN (3117) > HELVELLYN LOWER MAN (3035) >White Side > Raise > Little Dodd (St John's Common) > Calfhow Pike > Clough Head > White Pike > (Threlkeld) > Sale How > SKIDDAW SOUTH TOP (3035) > SKIDDAW MIDDLE TOP (3045) > SKIDDAW (3054) > SKIDDAW NORTH TOP ( 3025) > Broad End > Bakestall finished 23:00 Peter House Farm 36 Miles - 11,721ft ascent (20 hours)Mark A Hartry18/05/2019
Bob Graham leg 1 recce (hiked with Dad)tsar.nathan11/05/2019
Start of second round of Wainwrights. From Millbeck. Skiddaw Little Man - Skiddaw - Carl Side and Dodd. Sun and cloud with cold wind from west.mickw8806/05/2019
With J and LAAGCW13/04/2019
Solo. Saw three mountain bikes descent very quickly down Carlside Col. Impressive to watch from Long Side. Walked up this route to top, ate lunch then carried on to Little Man.Statto25/03/2019
Quite a wind. Bit of cloud but started dry.yeha02/03/2019
10th ascent. From Orthwaite road via Bakestall, then back via Carlside and Longside ridge.Crib Goch23/02/2019
We started at Peters cottage and walked along road and started the ascent via watched unlock pike across the ridge and up the steep agree pathAristotle Chip14/02/2019
With MVW from Peters Farm via Cock up, Bakestall, Broadend, Skiddaw N Top, Skiddaw, return via Hare Crag and Whitewater Dash path. Cloudy, cold.Frank11/12/2018
Started from Keswick on the bridleway then over the A66 to pick up the path and follow the route from WALKLAKES.CO.UK. Skiddaw, Skiddaw Middle Top, Skiddaw South top, Little man, Lesser man, Jenkin hill and Skiddaw north top. No view from the top but plenty of walkers about and numerous bikers pushing their bikes...Buck09/12/2018
Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw and Carl Side with LucyNab Scar25/11/2018
The Watches, Ullock Pike, Skiddaw, Little Man; Country Walking - 367; Steep first section, and up ullock pike and up skiddaw, South to North meant sun in my eyes for most of the day.Train to Penrith, bus to start and back from KeswickWaggaWagg17/11/2018
Up from Threlkeld, via Latrigg. Old pony track across the various tops to summit. Down Eastern slopes to Skiddaw House then path/road to Threlkeldnordicstar15/10/2018
Beautiful clear day at the summit, very cold on topyogi_girl197806/10/2018
Bassenthwaite - Ullock Pike - Long Side - Carl Side - Skiddaw - Bakestallsqueegs28/09/2018
with MaddyTeasyChris05/09/2018
Parked at Dodd Wood cp (£6.30 all day parking) and headed north through the woods to ascend via Ullock Pike taking in Watches on the way. Descended via Carl Side taking the footpath west at White Stone back into the woods and the car park. Summit was cloud covered and cool with a slight breeze. Total 15km walked in 5 hours.Stormcrow25/08/2018
With Tiarnan WestPete West25/08/2018
From Gale Road car park with three boys, the youngest being 3. Great visibility on the top.Ham and Skate25/08/2018
From Latrigg Car Park (via Lonscale Peak and Little Man)paulcook280911/08/2018
Parked at the car park and headed up to Little Man and Skiddaw. Easy path to follow.Zoe Little09/08/2018
Part of a summer walk in 2018, walking from hostel to hostel starting at Keswick yha, and ending at Helvellyn yha. Mostly good weather- muggy heat and spectacular views, however often cloud on top!Joel45105/08/2018
Climbed this from the Jenkin Hill path to Skiddaw.All the Skiddaw tops done along with Jenkin Hill and the 2 Lonscale Fell tops. 9 Tops in allWayne Mac26/07/2018
Latrigg car park - Gategill Fell via Knott Halloo - Blencathra summit - Roughten Gill - Sale How - Skiddaw - car park.8 hours. Roughten Gill descent was rough and pathlessandy6325/07/2018
From Latrigg car parkPaulGibbons12/07/2018
4th visit.chalky195307/07/2018
From Bakestall. Took the north ridge via Pt. 831m to the summit. With DB, RP and BC. Onwards to Little Man.marktrengove04/07/2018
Descended Little Man & headed straight up Skiddaw, along the scree covered ridge to the summit. A suitably atmospheric & rugged top for the highest of the Northern range. We then carefully picked our way down the very steep & loose path towards Carl Side. Watched a group of older walkers pass in the opposite direction, nipping up like mountain goats!AmyYoung23/05/2018
Took my daughter (6) to bag her first proper mountain (done a few Cheviot hills all under 2,000ft). Blue sky sunny day but cold biting wind that got stronger the higher we went. Started about 11:00. Followed tourist route from Latrigg car park after witnessing someone damage their audi by reversing into a hole. Reached summit about 14:30 - nice and slow with lots of stops for little legs. Bagged Skiddaw Little Man on the way back down to give my daughter her first two Wainwrights. Got back down about 18:30.NorthernWayfarer13/05/2018
From Keswick via Little Man. With my dog Tess. Hot and sunny at start with slight showers in afternoon. Heard thunder from nearby. Late start due to difficulties with trains. Stated from Keswick at 11:00 back by 17:15adrian34509/05/2018
Skiddaw with Amy. Millbeck - Carl Side - Skiddaw - Skiddaw Little Man - Millbeck.killiedaft06/05/2018
lost count of how many times I've done skiddaw solocolinfielding30/04/2018
Loop from Ullock Pike to Bakestall.Chopperbrown24/03/2018
2 day hike & wild camp. 22km with John. Day 1: Lonscale Fell, Lonscale Pike [Lonscale Fell East Top], Burnt Horse, Sale How, Great Calva. Wild camp on N edge between Great Calva & Litte Calva very cold -15 approx wind chill. Day 2: Little Calva, Bakestall, Broad End, Skiddaw Tops (Crampons), Skiddaw Little Man, Lesser Man, Jenkin Hill. 35-40mph winds. Parked at cp behind Latrigg (icy road on steep approach)Rotorslap24/02/2018
21km trek from cp at top of Gale Gill up to Lonscale Fell, Lonscale Peak, Burnt Horse, Sale How, Great Calva (camped), Little Calva, Bakestall, Skiddaw (crampons), Little Man and Jenkin Hill. A great winter trek with Mart, minus 20C in the evening made for a cold camp!!John Eley24/02/2018
With MVW from layby near Ravenstone Hotel, Ullock Pike, Longside, Carl Side, Skiddaw tops, off down scree Randle Crag, Buzzard Knot, Great Knot and finally Watches. Sunny and chilly.Frank21/02/2018
With Ullock Pike, Long Like, Carl Side & BakestallNicky09/02/2018
christopherpenningto16/01/2018
From Skiddaw little man we changed our plans to go round to Lonscale fell and continue up to Skiddaw Main man. from here the snow was very deep as in up to the knee and couldn't see where the sky and snow began. I kept going snow blind it was so bright...kept going until we reached the double trig point and the 4th Highest wainwright there is! No views but not needed we were both buzzing.Scotty 2 Hotty05/01/2018
Parked at the car park behind Latrigg. Ran down through Applethwaite & Millbeck climbed up to Carl Side via Benny Crag, Doups & White Stones out and back to Unlock Pike via Longside Edge then cut across the screes to the cairn on Skiddaw. Turned back to Little Man then onto Lonscale Fell followed the fence line down onto the Cumbria Way and back to the car.Stu Percival21/12/2017
Very snowy ascent when staying Ina. SHepards hut near by. Made it to the top but not to the trig point due to very poor visibility and snow obscuring the pathJessicaelainesm27/11/2017