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Name:Watches
Hill number:3721
Height:333m / 1093ft
Parent (Ma):2319  Skiddaw
RHB Section:34A: Lake District - Northern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Northern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington)
Class:Birkett, Synge
(B,Sy)
Grid ref:NY 24063 30397
Summit feature:rock 5m E of pile of stones
Drop:8m
Col:325m  NY240302  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL4N OL4S
Observations:rocky top 120m S at NY 24085 30282 about 50cm lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 325 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Ridge walk to Skiddaw then down to KeswickArbie14/09/2019
En route to Skiddaw, weather fine ( to begin with ). Parked at layby where the Cumbrian Way passes Peter House Farm.DanMaisieBex08/09/2019
From High Side. Likely I've climbed this before but was nice to come back and make sure. Northern Lake District compleat.Wycombe Wanderer26/08/2019
From Peter House Farm with Hiking Manchester: Watches, Ullock Pike, Long Side, Carl Side, Skiddaw and Bakestall. Bright April day, but extremely cold winds. Drink in the Pheasant afterwards.Lazylizzie13/04/2019
With Catman.oscarrosie10/04/2019
Up steep path from lay-by near hotel.Pleasant short ramble with Oscar.catman10/04/2019
Nice walk up from Peter's cottage and up the ridge to ullock pikeAristotle Chip14/02/2019
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 Keswick.WaggaWagg17/11/2018
walk from parking space on roadLittledave01/10/2018
Bassenthwaite - Ullock Pike - Long Side - Carl Side - Skiddaw - Bakestallsqueegs28/09/2018
From Dodd Wood car ParkStormcrow25/08/2018
Started from Underskiddaw and took the zig zag path on to Dodd, then it was on to Carl Side, Long Side, Ullock Pike and WatchesWayne Mac14/07/2018
Carl Side > Long Side > Ullock Pike > Watches from Bassenthwaiteronaldo33303/03/2018
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
Good track from just S of Ravenstone Hotel, with small layby just S of that. Small outcrop in heather and grass at the HP.jonglew13/12/2017
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
Parking area by start of bridleway at 236310 (Space for 5 or 6 cars) – Followed bridleway until close to ford & then up ATV track to within about 40yd of the summit. Descended along path down N. ridge to gate in wall & back to car. (PM)gerrybowes29/08/2017
Good parking at 236310. Just under the hour with GB on good paths.bolton29/08/2017
On way to Skiddaw with S (she contoured round this one). Driving rain and gale force winds.aucuparia10/06/2017
From Barkbeth Hill (257m) with Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave03/06/2017
From car park on road near High Side.rfoster03/05/2017
Parked at 241318, Watches, Ullock Pike, Longside, Carlside, Middle top, Skiddaw, North top, Broad End, Bakestall, Cockup. Good weather and views, but cold at top. With A, C and M.PeterD28/12/2016
Half a section of Ullock Pike - Back down the drainage line to start in just under 2 hrsnordicstar11/12/2016
Watches, Ullock Pike, Long Side, Carl Side, Skiddaw, Skiddaw Middle Top, Skiddaw South Top, Little Man, Lesser Man, Jenkin Hill, Lonscale Fell, Burnt Horse, Latriggkeithouk25/09/2016
Solo Ascent from car park at High Side up and along ridge - Watches - Ullock Pike - Long Side - Carl Side and return by same route. 6.75 miles and 870m of ascent in 4hrs:02 mins with 3hrs:16mins moving time. Mist rolling over Carl Side Col most of afternoon. Initially turned around at Long Side because of mist obscuring summit but returned 15 mins later when mist had cleared to reveal Carl Side summit only 0.5 mile further on.pwhitaker_196630/08/2016
Birkett`s SKI4mart079720/06/2016
A591 - Carl Side - Long Side - Ullock Pike - Watches - A591Blue The Dog25/03/2016
Tour of Watches, Castle How, Little and Great Cockup, and Orthwaite Bank from the Sunday 554 service. Straight up the paths from Ravenstone Htl.Eddie06/03/2016
From the Ravenstone Hotel up to Ullock Pike, along Longside Edge, Carl Side following the Allerdale ramble footpath up between Skiddaw & Little Man, across to Sale How then Skiddaw House, over the river Caldew the back over Lonscale Fell and down into Costa`s in Keswick. The day started with clear blue skies but cloud increased with altitude, in the cloud at the higher points and light snow flurries. Snow on the ground, spikes were used on steepest sections.mickdavidson27/02/2016
Did this with NLA group - good walkpdhancock01/01/2016
From Ravenstone manor up Ullock pike over Long Side and Carl Side over Skiddaw and back on a lovely sunny dayTobo196905/09/2015
Skiddaw Loop from High Side - Ullock Pike / Long Side / Carl Side / Skiddaw / Bakestall - Cockup - Mellbecks - High Side. 7.2 miles - with Jim McAvanrichoakes18/07/2015
quick walk just the one hill to save a long out and back next time on skiddawcolinfielding26/06/2015
Mellbecks -> Cockup -> Bakestall -> Broad End -> Skiddaw North Top -> Skiddaw -> Skiddaw Middle Top -> Skiddaw North Top -> Skiddaw Little Man -> Carl Side -> Longside -> Ullock Pike -> Watches -> Mellbecksbriandiggle24/03/2015
Climbed from Portinscale via Skiddaw in a round of 3 unclimbed Birkettsrobert22/03/2015
From layby, up and down at dusk.rhalstead28/12/2014
MWFrank03/12/2014
As part of the Birkett walk SKI4.JohnStoneham08/10/2014
With Jill and Gary. Birkett route over Ullock Pike, Skiddaw and Cockup. definitely the best route up and the best route down.ijpowell07/10/2014
Ravenstone Hotel Watches Ravenstone HotelAndy Hirst03/10/2014
Skiddaw via Ullock Pike walkCharlieRose05/08/2014
From Barkbeth Hill. With Damian, Dominic, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave13/07/2014
Parked at the handy spot near Barkbeth, on to Ullock Pikebardolph13/06/2014
High Side - Watches - Ullock Pike - Long Side - Carl Side - Skiddaw - Broad End - High SideMountainTerrier31/05/2014
with Sturdy Girl KB - Watches, Ullock Pike,Longside Edge. Carlside, DoddShutterlag19/04/2014
From raven stone. Summit very pleasant area. Stopped raining for a while. Descent to North then over shoulder to return to Ravenstone in heavy rain. Trail hounds shared my day.iredale18/01/2014
Fairly steep start from the Ravenstone Hotel. Better from the car park to south. Just follow track.destaylor24/10/2013
CJ KJ MJchrisj196526/08/2013
Big old slog up to Skiddaw. Up over the egde ridge to Ullock Pike. Kipper got tired a little way up, but then powered the last part of the scree to the summit! Then off the back of Skiddaw to Broad End and back round to Bassenthwait common. Fairly sunny with a sligh breeze. Bethany and Kipper. Time ..... Distance 12km; 900mByronHaywood05/07/2013
With family: Gale Road - Skiddaw Little Man - Skiddaw then with Mum: - Ullock Pike - Watches - Ravenstone. Snow cover above 700m. Unbelievable views of the rest of the Lakes under snow.Mark Jackson03/04/2013