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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, Trail 100
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,F,Hew,N,W,B,Sy,Fel,BL,Bg,T100,P600,P5
00)
Grid ref:NY 26043 29081
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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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
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
Parked at Peter House Farm, Dash Falls, Bakestall, Broad End, Skiddaw North Top, Skiddaw, Skiddaw Middle Top,Skiddaw South Top, Skiddaw Little Man, Skiddaw Lesser Man, Jenkin Hill, Lonscale Fell, Lonscale Pike, Off Piste to Skiddaw House, then bridleway back to Peter House Farm.Chipstertrain19/11/2017
Second visit to Skiddaw's four tops. Gale Road carpark, Cumbria Way to Skiddaw House then over Sale Howe to Skiddaw summits. Returned down direct path to the car park. Breezy, patchy sun, temperature around freezing. With D and LSkip11/11/2017
Second round of Wainwrights. Gale Road carpark, Cumbria Way to Skiddaw House then over Sale Howe to Skiddaw summit. Returned down direct path to the car park. Breezy, patchy sun, temperature around freezing. With D and LSkip211/11/2017
From BakestallCyclistno102/11/2017
With: hb sb; Standard ascent of Skiddaw from Latrigg CP, including Lonscale Fell, Jenkin Hill, Little and Lesser Man. Returned by more direct path.Ian Baines30/10/2017
From Keswick via little man. Horrible weatherDan Baddeley21/10/2017
High Side > Watches > Ullock Pike > Longside > Carlside > Skiddaw Little Man > Skiddaw South Top > Skiddaw Middle Top > Skiddaw > Skiddaw North Top > Broad End > Bakestall > Cockup > Melbecks > High Side. Cloudy but tops clear, very windy at times. Just me and H.johnkaysleftleg24/09/2017
Carl Side Long Side Ullock Pike Skiddaw Skiddaw Little Man Lonscales Fell LatriggWifey201620/09/2017
Carl side Lond side Ullock Pike Skiddaw Skiddaw lower man Longscales fell LatriggTobo196920/09/2017
Parked at Peter House Farm at 249323. The 4th of 10 tops on an anticlockwise circuit above the Dash Valley. From Skiddaw N. Top, a 5 min walk up wide track to the summit. Continued to Sale How. (PM CM)gerrybowes15/08/2017
Walk from Undercar car park with Mark and Will crossing Whit Beck and heading East before climbing the fence line to the top of Lonscale Fell then traversing to Lower Man and then up Skiddaw which was unfortunately in cloud. Descended the main path and finished off with Latrigg before returning to the car and a well deserved ice creamPhilip A10/08/2017
Started Gale Rd carpark behind laterigg up and down the tourist pathJmistry198607/08/2017
Walked up the tourist path from the carpark behind Latrigg and did Little man on the returnjmistry8605/08/2017
With G. From Braithwaite > Dodd > Carl Side > Skiddaw Middle Top > Skiddaw > North Top return via Carl Side to Millbeck.RT197018/07/2017
Lovely sunny day for a walk up to Skiddaw. Plenty of other walkers out. Took detour to Lonscale Fell on way back down.GaryG12/07/2017
good walkhikester04/07/2017
Cockup, Bakestall, Broad End, Skiddaw North Top, Skiddaw, Skiddaw Middle Top, Skiddaw South Top, Skiddaw Little Man, Sale Howkeithouk02/07/2017
Light the LakesM1FHM17/06/2017