Not quite like some of our famous ridges, but lovely, nonetheless. Skiddaw is the 4th highest mountain in England and is a popular climb with hill walkers. This is a more challenging walk, but also much more interesting. At 3054ft (931m) above sea level, Skiddaw’s position close to the northern edge of the Lake District means those who climb it will be treated to particularly good views across the Solway Firth to the hills of southern Scotland. It's a challenging route, running for almost 13 miles, and reaching a height of over 3000ft at the high points. Route: Carl Side, Skiddaw and Skiddaw Little Man . Southerndale Beck with the ridge of Longside and Ullock Pike. A superb way to the summit of Skiddaw, which takes in the fine shapely ridge, Longside edge, that extends north from Carl Side and is separated from the main massif by the deep trench of Southerndale. Immediately Ullock Pike was the draw which appeared as a majestic rounded dome from my route to it. Longside Edge then follows to the summit of Long Side itself, then quickly by the third top of Carl Side which is broad and rounded. Route: Ravenstone Hotel, Ling How, The Edge, Ullock Pike, Longside Edge, Long Side, Skiddaw, Little Man, Jenkin Hill, Lonscale Fell, Burnt Horse, Whit Beck, Gale Lane Date: 07/04/2018 From: Ravenstone Parking: Layby opposite Ravenstone hotel / Gale Lane Car Park Start Point: Ravenstone Hotel Region: Northern Fells Route length: 9.4 miles (15.1km) Time taken: 04:31 5 Wainwrights taken in along the route. Date of walk: 9th January 2019. Skiddaw via Longside Edge - Lake District [5th Jul 2015] public. However scrambling up to the 3,000 foot contour over the exposed Skiddaw Slates is a dramatic and immensely satisfying experience. He told us that the straight path did not exist then, it was a zig zag track and easier than today's path. It’s an excellent route for those looking extend their experience to the higher peaks. The route via Ullock Pike, Longside Edge and Carl Side is generally deemed the most interesting amongst keen fell walkers. Date of walk: 26th April 2017. A classic but little used route up to Skiddaw via Longside Edge encompassing Ullock Pike, Longside and Carl Side, four Wainwrights and an airy ridge walk, what more could you want! This gentleman turned out to be 77 and was accompanying "3 much younger female friends" as he put it. Hiking | Skiddaw via Ullock Pike & Longside Edge | Circular route from The Sun Inn in Bassenthwaite which leads to the summit of Skiddaw via Ullock Pike, Longside Edge and Carl Side before returning via Bakestall. There's a steep pull up to Ullock Pike before traversing the wonderful Longside Edge to Carl Side. From there it was upto Ullock Pike, along Longside Edge and then the ascent of Skiddaw. Walking | Ullock Pike - Longside Edge - Skiddaw | An excellent ascent of Lakeland's fourth highest peak that includes steadily climbing a shapely, well-defined ridge with superb views, an added attraction to this particular route is the descent; this is by way of a seldom used lower ridge dividing two dales usually only frequented by ravens and sheep.Written for Walkingworld by M Parkin August 2019. Now I have climbed Skiddaw this way once before, back when I was seventeen. The clouds were lifting rapidly and the swirling cloud was revealing a wonderful ridge approach to the grand slate laden summit of Skiddaw. The Route from the Bassenthwaite Side. This gentleman turned out to be 77 and was accompanying "3 much younger female friends" as he put it. Area: Northern Lake District. The trail then heads south east along Longside Edge to Carl Side where there is a small tarn. I had plenty of encouragement to keep me going, not least the spectacular views unfolding in front of me. Another popular approach is from the west approaching the summit over Ullock Pike and along Longside Edge. Between Skiddaw and Longside Edge are the quiet valleys of Southerndale and Barkbethdale, separated by the spur of Buzzard Knott. Route: Ullock Pike, Long Side, Carl Side and Skiddaw. Weather: Sunny, bitterly cold at times. Skiddaw at 3.055ft is Lakeland’s fourth highest peak and as with all mountain walks, should be given proper consideration before attempting it. Route description: Peter House Farm-Barkbeth-Watches-Ullock Pike-Longside Edge-Skiddaw-Bakestall-Whitewater Dash-Peter House Farm From the parking area at Peter House Farm I made my way across fields to Barkbeth and then the start of the Ullock Pike ridge at Watches. Technicality 2. A circular walk taking in the ridge of Ullock Pike, Longside Edge and the surprisingly rounded Carl Side. Distance: 7.7 miles. Myself and my brother made a rather poorly equipped summit of this mountain. The most popular route to Skiddaw's exposed and wind-blasted summit is by Jenkin Hill Path. Panorama. Skiddaw is often maligned and sometimes with good reason. Walkers: Andrew . After parking in the Dodd Wood (Mirehouse) car park on the eastern side of Bassenthwaite Lake, we walked north through the wood towards the Ravenstone Hotel . However, many years before Wainwright took this route there was a gentleman we met today who first climbed Skiddaw 60 years ago. From a distance the crest of Longside Edge looks deceptively narrow, suggesting that there may be some scrambling involved. Summer sunsets from the top can be truly spectacular. At Carl Side the route turns south west to lead you back down to Dodd Wood where a final woodland section takes you back to the car park. Ascent: 3,300 feet. However, many years before Wainwright took this route there was a gentleman we met today who first climbed Skiddaw 60 years ago. That said, this is an excellent ascent by steadily climbing the shapely, interesting and well-defined ridge over Ullock Pike and Longside Edge, before a final push to reach the summit. Read all about my trip to climb Skiddaw, one of the highest peaks in England, via the tough Longside Edge route, in the gorgeous Lake District. Least frequented route: Due to Skiddaw's numerous gullies, gills and crevices, there are as many lines of ascent as you can imagine. Peter House Farm - Walk Mill Bridge - Watches - The Edge - Ullock Pike - Longside - Carl Side - Skiddaw - Bakestall - Whitewater Dash - Peter House Farm : A view from the very start of the walk over to Setmurthy Fell and the tip of Bassenthwaite Lake. Route – Raise Beck ... Skiddaw, Longside Edge and Carlside. Walkers: Andrew and Gilly. You can start from the Ravenstone Hotel, after which the path starts to climb immediately. Fleetwith Pike. Route CardSkiddaw up the quiet side Read more . It’s a quieter ridge approach which allows you to bag a few Wainwrights. Area: Northern Lake District. It was a glorious morning as we parked in small car park of the Underskiddaw Vilage Hall in the attractive village of Millbeck in the north of the Lake District. Parts of the forest were very dark, particularly as I was wearing sunglasses in anticipation of a sunny day. Blea Rigg and Tarn Crag (Easedale) Post navigation ← A drive around the Lakes. Finally across to the River Derwent and south along its banks back to Portinscale. We stopped off at the Straining Well to look across Thirlmere. A suitable parking place to start the walk is the The Old Sawmill Tearoom on the A591 out of … Skiddaw and Longside Edge. The easiest, and most popular route to the summit climbs from the car park at the end of Gale Road. - Keswick, Millbeck, The Allerdale Ramble, Doups, Dodd (Skiddaw), White Stones (Skiddaw), Carl Side, Longside Edge, Long Side, Ullock Pike, Carlside Tarn, Skiddaw, Blake Hill, Bakestall, Little Man (Skiddaw), Jenkin Hill, Lonscale Fell, Lonscale Crags, The Cumbria Way, Latrigg, Applethwaite, The Allerdale Ramble, Millbeck, Nr Keswick. He told us that the straight path did not exist then, it was a zig zag track and easier than today's path. I’d had to abort a walk up Ullock Pike last month, after getting blown off my feet by gale force winds. These drain the western flanks of the fell to Bassenthwaite Lake. Trail 100 - Skiddaw via Longside Edge is an intermediate Hiking Tour: 12.9 km and takes 04:32 h. View this route or plan your own! Tonight, we did it by the light of headtorches. This route was established as a pony route for Victorian tourists and still attracts the greatest number of ascentionists. Strenuousness 3. 08.10.2009 Most visitors to the lakes will recognise the classic outline of Skiddaw, the graceful lines rising high above Keswick’s busy streets or as a back drop to those famous views of Derwentwater that adorn so many calendars and postcards of the region. Along the ridge are tremendous views into the quiet valley of Southerndale. Western Beacon and Ugborough Beacon → 4 thoughts on “ Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike and Helvellyn ” surfnslide says: 23/08/2019 at 11:17 pm What a superb day with stunning views all around. North-east to the villages of Applethwaite and Millbeck, followed by a climb to the summit of Carl Side. The ascent of Skiddaw from the hause is on a path which slants to the left of the broad SW. ridge on scree steepening as the summit plateau is neared which is some half-mile long. The route up to Skiddaw along Longside Edge is a classic trail and has the bonus of adding 3 more Wainwrights to the total on top of that of Skiddaw. This route makes use of the Allerdale Ramble way-marked walking trail so is well defined and easy to follow. Grade . Facts. To really enjoy the mountain climb Skiddaw via Ullock Pike. This is a fine ridge walk with excellent views in all directions. Distance: 7.4 miles. The route along Longside Edge and on to Ullock Pike, down to the Watches is a lovely ridge walk/run with beautiful views. Navigation 2. The approaches from Keswick are a little monotonous (but safe). View to Skiddaw from Longside Edge. Skiddaw via Longside Edge. Beautiful reflections this morning. Other summits in the group include Skiddaw Little Man, which can be included in the route of ascent from Underscar, and Lonscale Fell. As mentioned ascents of Long Side are often done by walkers en route to Skiddaw, this route starts at the Ravenstone Hotel on the A591 (grid reference ) and climbs Ullock Pike first by its northern ridge before continuing along Longside Edge to the summit of Long Side. The eastern side of Skiddaw drains into Skiddaw Forest, much of the water reaching Candleseaves Bog. Lake District: Ullock Pike, Longside Edge, Skiddaw, Carl Side and Dodd 21 May 2012. A walk of 9 miles. Weather: Mostly sunny, cold on top . Although longer and with more ascent this is probably considered as the connoisseurs' route. North-west on Longside Edge and The Edge, passing Ullock Pike, then south along tracks and footpaths via Watch Crag to White Stones. Ged, Kas and I drive to Dodd Wood to walk up to The Edge, over Ullock Pike, Longside Edge, Carl Side and up to Skiddaw, then climbing down the back to Broad End and Barkbethdale, then Southerndale and back to Dodd Wood. 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