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Carl Side
746m (2448ft)

The Northern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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Record Carl Side as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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Wainwright
(No. 64)

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English Nuttall
87th highest in England,
152nd in England & Wales

Walk Carl Side walking UK Mountains in The Northern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

Carl Side Summit

Photo: Colin Jenkins

Carl Side was demoted from Hewitt status in January, 2020.

You can find Carl Side & 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 Carl Side and the surrounding tops on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Maps:

See Carl Side 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!


You can walk to the top of Carl Side by using any of these 5 easy-to-follow route maps:

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

Geoff Hand walked up Carl Side on November 30th, 2022 [from/via/route] Walk c315 Carl Side &Dodd from Dodd Wood From Old Sawmill Tea room along A591, Ling How, Ullock Pike, onto Long Sid, Carl Side & Dodd. [with] With Richard Macilwaine and Tess [weather] Cloudy to start, then climbed above cloud to an inversion making a magical day.

Martyn Atherton climbed Carl Side on September 19th, 2020 [from/via/route] c236 (Part) Carl Side, Skiddaw From Millbeck [with] Martyn and Paul [weather] At first very sunny & warm then very cold

Tim Winn bagged Carl Side on September 6th, 2022 [from/via/route] Ullock Pike [with] Max (Guide) [weather] Cloud & heavy rain.

Ian Ashton hiked Carl Side on April 10th, 2021 [with] Steve H

Kate Peacock summited Carl Side on April 10th, 2022 [from/via/route] Dropped off at the car park as you turn off the A591. Collect at Dodd Wood car park [with] Me & Sheila [weather] No rain. Winds weren't too bad. Mainly sunny. Gloves for the top but other than that no issues. - The path, which we knew about, down from Carl Side to Dodd Wood has massively eroded over the years. We managed to scramble & follow the higher small path which people have started to make. Little scary

Martin Hartshorne conquered Carl Side on April 1st, 2022 [with] finley [weather] Clear sunny cool on top snow higher up

Richard Fulcher scaled Carl Side on July 31st, 2021 [from/via/route] Parked in a layby on the A591 just past the official Dodd Wood car park. Walked west in parallel with the road & then gradually up the side of the fell to Ling How. Turned right up 'The Edge' to Ullock Pike & then on to Longside Edge & Carl Side. Back down to White Stones & across to Dodd. Returned down the forestry track in Longside Wood. [with] Jen [weather] Clear blue sky day, cold (-1) but with light winds. - Does Longside Edge really qualify as a Wainwright?

Christine Shepherd walked up Carl Side on May 12th, 2008 [from/via/route] Climbed from Millbeck using walk c321 [with] On my own [weather] Beautiful - I reached the summit again after bagging Ullock Pike with friends, Karen & Stella, using walk 315. I then enjoyed another lovely walk with my friend Miriam on 22.5.12. using walk c447. Climbed again on a wonderfully sunny winters day on 17.01.2022.

Tony Halliday climbed Carl Side on November 22nd, 2021 [from/via/route] Circular walk starting at Longside wood taking in Ullock pike long side Carl side & dodd [with] My boarder terrier jimmy [weather] The weather was cool dry sunny & clear with early morning cloud inversion - Nice circular roughly 8 miles tough start a lot of ups & steep climbs & a gruelling down

Damian Doyle bagged Carl Side on July 23rd, 2021 [from/via/route] High Side [with] Yvonne [weather] Sunny....very warm - not enough water - Bo Weekend

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Carl Side

Little Man (Skiddaw) from Carl Side Tarn

Little Man (Skiddaw) from Carl Side Tarn

Photo: Colin Jenkins (6)

Longside Edge and Ullock Pike from Carl Side Tarn

Longside Edge and Ullock Pike from Carl Side Tarn

Photo: Colin Jenkins (7)

Carl Side and Skiddaw Lower Man

Carl Side and Skiddaw Lower Man

Photo: Richard Nicholls (22)

Carl Side (left), Long Side, Longside Edge, Derwent Water and Dodd (Skiddaw) from Ullock Pike

Carl Side (left), Long Side, Longside Edge, Derwent Water and Dodd (Skiddaw) from Ullock Pike

Photo: Bob Nijssen (1)

Ullock Pike, Carl Side, Skiddaw and Little Man (Skiddaw) from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Ullock Pike, Carl Side, Skiddaw and Little Man (Skiddaw) from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Photo: Brian Balfe (20)

The North Western Fells (far left distance), Carl Side, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell (centre left), Great Calva (centre) and Belncathra or Saddleback, Bannerdale Crags and Souther Fell (centre right) and the shoulder of Clough Head (far right) from the summit of High Rigg

The North Western Fells (far left distance), Carl Side, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell (centre left), Great Calva (centre) and Belncathra or Saddleback, Bannerdale Crags and Souther Fell (centre right) and the shoulder of Clough Head (far right) from the summit of High Rigg

Photo: Peter Crumpler (3)

Family on top of Dodd (Skiddaw) with Ullock Pike, Longside Edge and Carl Side behind

Family on top of Dodd (Skiddaw) with Ullock Pike, Longside Edge and Carl Side behind

Photo: Stephen Ellaby (2)

The Newlands Valley from Carl Side

The Newlands Valley from Carl Side

Photo: Richard Heeley (1)

Snow on Carl Side (left), Skiddaw (centre) and Dodd (Skiddaw) across Bassenthwaite Lake from Woodend Brow

Snow on Carl Side (left), Skiddaw (centre) and Dodd (Skiddaw) across Bassenthwaite Lake from Woodend Brow

Photo: Bob Ferguson (88)

Carl Side, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell (centre left), Great Calva (centre) and Belncathra or Saddleback, Bannerdale Crags and Souther Fell (centre right) from the summit of High Rigg

Carl Side, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell (centre left), Great Calva (centre) and Belncathra or Saddleback, Bannerdale Crags and Souther Fell (centre right) from the summit of High Rigg

Photo: Peter Crumpler (4)

Descending Carl Side towards the White Stones with a fine view of Derwent water

Descending Carl Side towards the White Stones with a fine view of Derwent water

Photo: Bob Nijssen (5)

Longside Edge, Long Side and Ullock Pike summit with Bassenthwaite Lake beyond from Carl Side

Longside Edge, Long Side and Ullock Pike summit with Bassenthwaite Lake beyond from Carl Side

Photo: Bob Nijssen (2)

Dodd (Skiddaw), Carl Side, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell from Clough Head

Dodd (Skiddaw), Carl Side, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell from Clough Head

Photo: Gerry Ball (24)

Derwent Water and The Newlands Fells from The White Stones on Carl Side

Derwent Water and The Newlands Fells from The White Stones on Carl Side

Photo: Bob Nijssen (3)

Little Man (Skiddaw), Carl Side and Longside Edge from Ullock Pike

Little Man (Skiddaw), Carl Side and Longside Edge from Ullock Pike

Photo: Colin Jenkins (3)

Skiddaw, Skiddaw (Little Man), Carl Side (left), Long Side, Longside Edge, Derwent Water and Dodd (Skiddaw) and the upper reaches of Southerndale from Ullock Pike

Skiddaw, Skiddaw (Little Man), Carl Side (left), Long Side, Longside Edge, Derwent Water and Dodd (Skiddaw) and the upper reaches of Southerndale from Ullock Pike

Photo: Bob Nijssen (6)

Skiddaw, Skiddaw (Little Man), Carl Side, Long Side, Longside Edge and the upper reaches of Southerndale from Ullock Pike

Skiddaw, Skiddaw (Little Man), Carl Side, Long Side, Longside Edge and the upper reaches of Southerndale from Ullock Pike

Photo: Bob Nijssen (4)

*Skiddaw, Little Man (Skiddaw), Carl Side, Longside Edge and Ullock Pike from The Edge

*Skiddaw, Little Man (Skiddaw), Carl Side, Longside Edge and Ullock Pike from The Edge

Photo: Colin Jenkins (2)


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