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Bakestall
673m (2209ft)

The Northern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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(No. 100)

Walk Bakestall walking UK Mountains in The Northern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria, England

The view from the summit of Bakestall

Photo: David Hayter

You can find Bakestall & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Lake District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL4 The English Lakes - North Western area


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Maps (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

89 West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water


90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


See Bakestall and the surrounding tops on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Maps:

See Bakestall and the surrounding tops on our downloadable PDF Peak Bagging Maps:

NB: Whether you print off a copy on to paper or download it to your phone, these PDF Peak Baggers Maps will prove incredibly useful when your are up there on the tops and you cannot get a phone signal!


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You can walk to the top of Bakestall by using any of these 3 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
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Walk c248 Skiddaw from High Side

Stunning high level route

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 8.25ml (13km)
Ascent:2,919ft (890m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk c273 Skiddaw and Bakestall from Gale Road (Underscar) nr Keswick

Excellent high level ridge walk

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 11.5ml (18.5km)
Ascent:3,214ft (980m)
Time:7½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c447 The Skiddaw Massif from Millbeck, nr Keswick

Long high level route

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 15.25ml (24.5km)
Ascent:5,458ft (1,663m)
Time:11 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 9 Icon (Very Hard)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Bakestall Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Bakestall

John Ramsbottom walked up Bakestall on May 19th, 2024 [from/via/route] Kestrel Lodge campsite [with] Lola [weather] Hot Sunny - Went to Keswick & a few pubs with Claire & Lola.Then back to campsite

Tim Winn climbed Bakestall on March 23rd, 2024 [with] Barry, Roger, Andy and Paul [weather] Overcast & strong gusty wind.

Christine Shepherd bagged Bakestall on April 8th, 2009 [from/via/route] Walked from High Side via Whitewater Dash Repeated this walk on 06.09.2023 in glorious September sunshine. [with] On my own [weather] Light Rain which got heavier through the morning - Bagged this again on a much better day on 22.5.12 using walk c248.

Paul Macey hiked Bakestall on July 19th, 2023 [from/via/route] Using Walk 273 [weather] Mostly sunny some cloud 19 degrees at finish

Neil Bennett summited Bakestall on July 2nd, 2023 [from/via/route] Followed the path from Peter House farm up to Whitewater Dash waterfalls before branching off & climbing Birkett Edge up to the summit. Visited the official (highest point) summit & the Wainwright top, a short distance away. [with] Pam Bennett, Oliver Bennett, Thomas Bennett. [weather] Overcast. Very windy on the tops.

Steve Lucas conquered Bakestall on August 28th, 2021 [with] On my own

Rob Prikanowski scaled Bakestall on June 7th, 2023 [from/via/route] c273 [weather] Sunny & warm, a little cloudy, strong wind.

Paul Roddam walked up Bakestall on February 5th, 2019 [with] Tom, Barb, Rice [weather] Sunny

Diane Edgar climbed Bakestall on January 26th, 2022 [from/via/route] Walked form Dash Falls up the Birkett edge [with] Gil [weather] visibility zero, wind trying to be a hero! - quick blast up & down & off home to warm up!

Tony Halliday bagged Bakestall on November 13th, 2022 [from/via/route] Started at skiddow car park took Cumbrian way to bake stall then looped roun to skiddaw little man longscale fell then back to car 12 miles [with] Ian o and jimmy my boarder terrier [weather] Dry & clear day very mild for time of year windy higher up & cooler - A steady loop walk quite steep but great views

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Bakestall

Bakestall from the Cumbria Way, Back O' Skiddaw

Bakestall from the Cumbria Way, Back O' Skiddaw

Photo: Mike Walker (314)

Dead Crags (Bakestall) from Birkett Edge

Dead Crags (Bakestall) from Birkett Edge

Photo: Mike Walker (312)

*Bakestall, Great Calva, Skiddaw House, Blencathra (Saddleback) and Lonscale Fell from Skiddaw

*Bakestall, Great Calva, Skiddaw House, Blencathra (Saddleback) and Lonscale Fell from Skiddaw

Photo: Colin Jenkins (9)

Bakestall summit cairn

Bakestall summit cairn

Photo: Mike Walker (309)

Birkett Edge, Bakestall and Skiddaw (in cloud) from the large cairn on the approach to Great Cockup

Birkett Edge, Bakestall and Skiddaw (in cloud) from the large cairn on the approach to Great Cockup

Photo: Terry Howard (101)

Skiddaw in the snow from Bakestall summit cairn

Skiddaw in the snow from Bakestall summit cairn

Photo: Mike Walker (310)

Descending towards Bakestall

Descending towards Bakestall

Photo: William Ringwood (73)

Bakestall summit cairn

Bakestall summit cairn

Photo: Mike Walker (308)

Descending towards Bakestall from a very cold and snowy Skiddaw

Descending towards Bakestall from a very cold and snowy Skiddaw

Photo: Mike Walker (306)

Looking North East to Knott (Uldale Fells), High Pike (Caldbeck) and Carrock Fell from the summit cairn on Bakestall

Looking North East to Knott (Uldale Fells), High Pike (Caldbeck) and Carrock Fell from the summit cairn on Bakestall

Photo: Christine Shepherd (60)


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