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Long Side
734m (2409ft)

The Northern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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English Mountain
79th highest in England,
136th in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 71)

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English Nuttall
98th highest in England,
168th in England & Wales

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

The view from the summit of Long Side

Photo: William Ringwood

You can find Long 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


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You can walk to the top of Long Side by using any of these 5 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
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Walk c315 Carl Side and Dodd (Skiddaw) from Dodd Wood

Terrific Views

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 7.25ml (11.5km)
Ascent:3,116ft (950m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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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 c236 Skiddaw from Millbeck, nr Keswick

Superb walk up the Northern Fells' Highest

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 8.25ml (13km)
Ascent:3,306ft (1,008m)
Time:6.25hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c321 Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell from Millbeck, nr Keswick

Peak Baggers route

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 9.75ml (15.5km)
Ascent:3,529ft (1,076m)
Time:7 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 Long Side Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Long Side

Paul Macey walked up Long Side on July 21st, 2023 [from/via/route] Walk C315 [weather] Cloud at start brightening up & sunshine Ullock Pike

Neil Bennett climbed Long Side on July 5th, 2023 [from/via/route] Climbed the ridge linking Ullock Pike, Long Side & Carl Side. Our starting point was the car park at the Old Saw Mill Tearooms. A steady ascent through the woods behind the Ravenstone Hotel before gaining the ridge. Our descent took us past the white stones towards Dodd before winding through the forest tracks back to the car park. [with] Pam Bennett, Oliver Bennett, Thomas Bennett. [weather] Overcast to begin with, brightening up later.

John Ramsbottom bagged Long Side on May 21st, 2023 [from/via/route] parked at Tea rooms on A591, £8 parking [with] Lola and Teyla [weather] sunshine & warm, lovely day - Teylas first day Wainwrighting. Went to The Phesant Inn Bassenthwaite

Sarah Moore hiked Long Side on April 1st, 2023 [from/via/route] c315 / Carl Side & Dodd from Dodd Wood [with] Wobert! [weather] Great day for it - windy to start but the sun came out there was a little heat that was wonderful. - Loved walking with someone else - very different, & I don't normally stop for a cuppa but it was fab. Tough work getting up Ullock Pike, but once that was done the rest was pretty straightforward.

Geoff Hand summited Long 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.

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

Ian Ashton scaled Long Side on April 10th, 2021 [with] Steve H

Kate Peacock walked up Long 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

Richard Fulcher climbed Long 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 bagged Long Side on May 12th, 2008 [from/via/route] Keswick using walk c321 [with] On my own [weather] A lovely sunny day - Climbed this again on 24.8.08 using walk c315 & 22.5.12 using walk c447; both times in bright sunshine.Climbed again on a wonderfully sunny winters day on 17.01.2022.

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

Long Side Edge, Skiddaw and Little Dodd (Skiddaw) from Hursthole Point, Bassenthwaite Lake

Long Side Edge, Skiddaw and Little Dodd (Skiddaw) from Hursthole Point, Bassenthwaite Lake

Photo: John Holt (13)

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)

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)

Long Side summit cairn with Skiddaw beyond

Long Side summit cairn with Skiddaw beyond

Photo: Christine Shepherd (498)

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)

Long Side Edge, Skiddaw and Little Dodd (Skiddaw) from Hursthole Point, Bassenthwaite Lake

Long Side Edge, Skiddaw and Little Dodd (Skiddaw) from Hursthole Point, Bassenthwaite Lake

Photo: John Holt (14)

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)


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