The Northern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England
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Claire Murray walked up on February 28th, 2021 [from/via/route] Dodd Wood, Ullock Pike, Long Side, Carl Side and Skiddaw [with] Vitor [weather] So sunny! - Lovely walk, hard going uphill but definitely worth it
Kevin Foster climbed on November 27th, 2020 [from/via/route] High Side. [with] Henry. [weather] Cloudy. - By starting in the small lay-by near High Side farm it gives you a superb approach to the Ullock Pike ridge walking up the secluded valley of Southerndale. Ullock Pike itself has a false summit when seen from below. the true summit is only seen when the false one has been reached. After this the gradient eases and you reach the slender top of Long Side edge after a matter of minutes. There are superb aerial views of Bassenthwaite Lake for most of the climb along the long ridge. Fantastic!
John Hanlon bagged on September 17th, 2020 [from/via/route] Hotel- Borrowdale Gates Hotel, walk started from Old Sawmill tea room [with] solo [weather] Sunny - 4 Wainwright loop 2 of 4
Geoffrey Robertshaw hiked on September 14th, 2020 [from/via/route] Up from Sawmill Tea room [with] Wife [weather] Great - Great Views at the top
Andrew Douthwaite summited on June 14th, 2020 [from/via/route] c315 [weather] Mostly Sunny - Quite busy coming out of lockdown
Michael Nolan conquered on February 4th, 2020 [with] Morag [weather] dry cold
Stephen Batson scaled on February 14th, 2017 [with] Clare [weather] Very Windy, Snow
Christopher Payne walked up on November 16th, 2019 [from/via/route] From the old sawmill tea cafe va Ullock pike [with] Claire horton [weather] Rain, misty
Richard Beardsley climbed on October 2nd, 2019 [from/via/route] Route C315 starting from the Ravenstone Hotel. [weather] Clear, fine and sunny throughout. - Got dropped off at the Ravenstone Hotel and commenced walk from there at 0950hrs. Did not proceed to point 2 on the suggested route but instead took short cut as shown on the diagram. Rest of the route was followed rigidly. Arrived back at the hotel at 1320hrs. Thoroughly enjoyable day. Other walkers present also making the most of the weather.
Sarah Mattock bagged on August 25th, 2019 [with] Sarah, Ian, Polly, Mikey and Maggie [weather] Sunny and red hot - Nearly kill Maggie in the heat ðŸ˜±
Jamie Bryan hiked on August 11th, 2019 [from/via/route] c315 [weather] Very cloudy, so no view at all
Richard Marchant summited on October 11th, 1988 [from/via/route] We parked off a minor road to Orthwaite we made an ascent up to Ullock Pike via the Allerdale Ramlbe footpath then along the Longside Edge to Carl Side and still on the Allerdale Ramble up to the top of Skiddaw. A fantastic day out with my Mum, awesome views and my first ascent of Skiddaw with many more that followed. A lovely memory for me. [with] Mum & Dad [weather] A fine day with not wind wall to wall sunshine - The ascent of Skiddaw was taken during a weeks holiday in the Lakes with Mum and my Dad although I just went out walking up the mountains with my Mum as my Dad was not fit enough to join us. We stopped at a self catering cottage at Dockray. Probably the last holiday I had away from Dorset with my Mum and Dad,
Richard Marshall conquered on June 7th, 2019 [from/via/route] 315 Carlside [with] Bo [weather] Cloudy/sunny. Rain on Dodd
Mark Heybourne scaled on May 12th, 2019 [from/via/route] Longside Edge [with] David Lee [weather] sunny
Darren Wilson walked up on April 19th, 2019 [from/via/route] Ullock Pike, Long Side, Carl Side & Dodd [with] Mike & dan [weather] Clear, good views
Lucy Perchard climbed on September 24th, 2018 [from/via/route] Caught bus from Keswick to Ravenstone Manor then climbed to Skiddaw via the Unlock Pike, Long Side and Carl Side before descending back to Keswick via Skiddaw Little Man and Lonscale Fell [with] Tony [weather] Low cloud covered Skiddaw but this lifted once we reached Carl Side so plan A to climb to Skiddaw was a goer (plan B to descend to Dodd if Skiddaw was still in cloud). Showers towards the end of the walk. - A great linear walk
Andrew Johnson bagged on January 2nd, 2019 [from/via/route] Peterhouse farm [weather] Blue skies, chilly
Mark Davidson hiked on May 30th, 2003 [from/via/route] go4awalk.com Walk c248:- High Side, The Allerdale Ramble, Ling How, The Edge, Ullock Pike, Longside Edge, Long Side, Carl Side, Skiddaw, Bakestall, Birkett Edge, Whitewater Dash, Back O' Skiddaw, Melbecks, High Side [with] Theresa [weather] Good - high white cloud but good visibility - Theresa got a very large & angry blister!
Christina Lander summited on November 18th, 2018 [from/via/route] High Side Farm near Bassenthwaite - The Edge - Unlock Pike - Long Side - Carl Side - Skiddaw - Bakestall - Birkett Edge - High Side Farm [with] Dick & Meg [weather] A sunny, dry day, very strong winds on the tops especially Skiddaw, could hardly stand up!
Andrew Joss conquered on August 16th, 2018 [from/via/route] Ravenstone Manor Hotel [with] Barbara [weather] Windy, wet, cloudy, hail
Julian Parry scaled on April 25th, 2018 [from/via/route] C315 [with] Nuno Malo
Simon Myerscough walked up on October 23rd, 2005 [from/via/route] C321 [with] Martin & Bill [weather] low cloud, clearing
Tony Rogerson climbed on October 27th, 2017 [from/via/route] U/C road Watches Ullock Pike Longside Carl Side Skiddaw North Top White Horse Little Knott [with] Floss [weather] Sunny until Skiddaw summit then cloud & wind
Chris Sheard bagged on September 12th, 2017 [from/via/route] Up from Ravenstone hotel and across from Ullock Pike [with] Alan [weather] Started in torrential rain which reduced to light blustery showers with broken sun - Very steep up and nice circuit - glad we took own view on weather
Beth Webster hiked on June 19th, 2015 [with] Hannah phillips & Cocoa
Dave Eyes summited on August 5th, 2014 [from/via/route] Up from Millbeck to Carl Side and along the ridge [with] Christine Eyes [weather] fine - great views of bassenthwaite water
Chris Kent conquered on June 9th, 2017 [from/via/route] Old Sawmill Tearoom, Dodd Wood [with] Brother, Gary [weather] Overcast, misty on tops, occasional showers, sunshine towards end of walk
Anthony Scott scaled on May 1st, 2017 [from/via/route] Underscar car park [with] me [weather] White cloud, breezy
Robert Shaw walked up on May 10th, 2008 [from/via/route] Approached from the north east. [with] The usual crew [weather] Clear
Wayne Baxter climbed on August 27th, 2011 [from/via/route] Ravenstone, Ullock Pike, Longside & returned along the same path. [with] Sue [weather] Broken cloud & sunny
Richard Wilkinson bagged on April 14th, 2017 [from/via/route] Roadside parking near the Ravenstone Hotel, with the route climbing Craven Crag to The Edge and up to Ullock Pike and Carl Side; circular return via Dodd and the marked summit route down to the Forestry Commission car park. [weather] Started sunny but turned to cloud and light rain. - Starts off steep, with a more gentle second half (secondary climb to Dodd).
Caroline Winter hiked on April 7th, 2017 [from/via/route] Ullock Pike, Long Side, Carl Side, Skiddaw, Little Man, Lonscale Fell, Latrigg CP [with] Andy and Becky [weather] Good visibility, cloudy, windy on skiddaw, sunny spells in late afternoon - Able to do ridge walk with having 2 cars. Great views over northern fells
Rachael Tyler summited on April 2nd, 2017 [from/via/route] High Side [with] Husband [weather] Glorious - Fab day out. Hard slog but well worth it. A lovely horseshoe / ridge walk.
Ken Davies conquered on March 18th, 2017 [from/via/route] Raven manor hotel [with] Bev [weather] Windy & heavy rain - very steep climb in awful conditions & v poor visibility
Leon Harvey scaled on July 16th, 2016 [with] Solo
Simon Boddy walked up on October 9th, 2016 [from/via/route] Gale Road via Lesser Man, Skiddaw Little Man, Skiddaw and Carl Side [with] My girlfriend [weather] Warm and sunny
Maureen Palmer climbed on July 12th, 2013 [from/via/route] Ravenstone Lodge, Bassenthwaite [with] Nick [weather] Dry and very warm
Jon Mapp bagged on May 28th, 2016 [from/via/route] c315 [with] Just Suzzanné and me [weather] Clear and fair, a little mist on the tops but pleasant walking weather, not too hot and no rain. - A great walk up the ridge to Ullock Pike, Dodd at the end was a test, but the walk back down through the forest was very pleasant.
Jonathan Davies hiked on April 5th, 2016 [from/via/route] High side [with] Judith Davies [weather] Cloudy, windy.
John Almond summited on March 21st, 2016 [from/via/route] go4awalk c315 - Carl Side & Dodd from Dodd Wood - Ullock Pike - Long Side - Carl Side - Dodd [weather] Cloudy & windy on the tops - - Grabbed a very realistic rubber snake from a Geocache on Dodd - nearly xxxx myself!
Mark Luckett conquered on October 19th, 2015 [from/via/route] The Old Sawmill Tearoom to Ullock Pike, Long Side, and Carl Side [with] Susan Luckett [weather] Cold and Cloudy - Cold day and quite cloudy but fantastic views over Bassenthwaite.
Philip Layton scaled on July 14th, 2006 [with] Karen, Karen & Steve
Nick Christian walked up on September 17th, 2015 [with] Mick Ottey
Victoria Bates climbed on September 1st, 2015 [from/via/route] c315 [with] Mark
Iain Jones bagged on July 21st, 2012 [from/via/route] Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell from Millbeck [with] Stuart Jones - 31 July 2015 - Trail Run from Millbeck; 30 August 2015 - Rab Mini Mountain Marathon from Millbeck
Claire Lloyd hiked on August 25th, 2007 [from/via/route] Ullock Pike [with] Family
Jean Nichol summited on May 1st, 2015 [from/via/route] Part of circular walk from Barkbeth [with] Self [weather] Sunny start, clouder over with wind later
John Tippins conquered on April 8th, 2015 [from/via/route] High Side [with] Me [weather] Warm and sunny
Nick Dobson scaled on July 29th, 2014 [from/via/route] Dodd wood [with] Margaret, Amy, Paul, Ralph & Ruby [weather] Sunny
Liz Sharpley walked up on November 23rd, 2014 [from/via/route] Millbeck [with] Tony - skiddaw walk [weather] Cloud with odd breaks of sunshine
Richard Foreman climbed on November 4th, 2014 [from/via/route] Dodd Wood [with] Myself [weather] Good - Great day out started with a lovely inversion
Scott Clarke bagged on August 13th, 2014 [from/via/route] Ullock Pike [with] Heidi, Mike, Joseph, Samuel, Violet, Lily and Lucas
Claire Kirk hiked on August 1st, 2014 [from/via/route] Sawmill Tearooms [with] Self [weather] Rain
Jason Johnston summited on June 21st, 2014 [from/via/route] Millbeck [with] Bexter [weather] Sunny
Raymond Barnett conquered on July 20th, 2014 [with] self [weather] sunny hot
Michael Vaughn scaled on June 22nd, 2014 [from/via/route] Dodd Woods [with] alone [weather] partly sunny
Clive Ward walked up on June 1st, 2014 [from/via/route] See c248 Skiddaw [with] Anna - Same day Hazel did Karrimor 11K
David Noble climbed on April 17th, 2014 [from/via/route] Ullock Pike [with] Me [weather] Overcast with cloud
Elaine Evans bagged on April 11th, 2014 [from/via/route] From Ravenstone, Ullock Pike & on to Carl Side [with] Sue [weather] Dry, sunny, slight breeze. - Misty looking across to summit of Skiddaw. Start of Easter holidays so quite busy.
Steve Frank hiked on July 21st, 2012 [from/via/route] Bassenthwaite [with] Jackie Frank [weather] Windy
Harry Meijer summited on June 9th, 2014 [from/via/route] Skiddaw & Ullock Pike [with] The Lake District Walker
Lee Maddison conquered on January 8th, 2014 [from/via/route] c315 - From Dodd Wood via Ullock Pike & Long Side [with] Solo [weather] Settled sunny day for January
Gill Watson scaled on February 21st, 2013 [with] Gill
Alan Davidson walked up on August 10th, 2013 [with] ange [weather] ok
Joanne Mcgawley climbed on August 2nd, 2013 [from/via/route] Millbeck [with] Rich [weather] Very Windy - 8.5 miles
Tony Aspden bagged on July 25th, 2005 [with] Andy [weather] Clearing to sunny - Cumbria Way
Dale Verrall hiked on March 13th, 2012 [from/via/route] Dodd Wood - C315 [with] Amber [weather] Warm but cloudy
John Cave summited on January 2nd, 2013 [from/via/route] Ullock Pike and down to Dodd Wood and along wood to B road starting point [with] Ann [weather] Clear and bright, glorious views, cold and v. windy near top.
Phillip Bulley conquered on July 8th, 2012 [from/via/route] Carlside [with] Judith [weather] Sunny turning cloudy and then rain
Darren Mortimer has scaled [from/via/route] High Side [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Windy,Misty and Sunny
Iain Taylor walked up on November 1st, 2009 [from/via/route] High Side (NY 23607 30990)
Simon Smith climbed on February 13th, 2012 [from/via/route] Included Ullock Pike, Carl Side & Dodd. [with] Sue, Imogen, Josie, Eleanor & Eddie. [weather] Cold and windy.
Paul Carmichael bagged on August 26th, 2012 [with] Duke [weather] raining
Mr Davison hiked during February, 2011 [from/via/route] from high side Ravenstone hotel [with] jenny davison & celene davison [weather] cold frosty
Christine Knowles summited on May 27th, 2012 [from/via/route] From car park by Bassenthwaite via Ullock Pike [with] Graham [weather] Hot but quite windy
David Heyes conquered on May 22nd, 2012 [from/via/route] High Side [weather] Sunny - en route to Skiddaw
Christine Shepherd scaled 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 and 22.5.12 using walk c447; both times in bright sunshine.
Charlie Housley walked up on November 13th, 2009 [from/via/route] From Dodd to Carl Side and then to here. [with] Joanna, my ever patient wife. [weather] A little bit cloudy but remaining dry for the duration of the walk.
Roy Davidson climbed on April 24th, 2011 [from/via/route] c236 - Skiddaw from Gale Road car park [with] Sharon and Matthew [weather] Sunny and no wind, perfect visibility - Long and hard walk by the end
Ross Dougherty bagged on July 14th, 2011 [from/via/route] Route c315 [with] Dan Bowman [weather] Sunny and Clear Skies
John Moran hiked during February, 2011 [from/via/route] Same as Skidaw
Andy Nicholls summited on September 25th, 2011 [from/via/route] Keswick
Jane Wilkinson, Matthew Thomas, David Kelley, Mr M A Blanchard, Louise Sandwith, David Watson, Paul Kendell, Jo Dixon, Alan Fowler, David Shaw, John Walter, Amanda Hinds, David Laws, Louis Smith, Claire Rigg, Robert Maclean, John Grimes, Elaine Grayson, Mike Wilson, Roddy Mcdougall, Patricia Dilley, Simon Duerden, Colin Egan, Jonathan Tobin, Tracey Cowell, Paul Booth, Rob Barklamb, Jacqui Smith, David Hickin, Tracey Cordes, Marcus Petch, Linda Mckeogh, Trevor Williams, Adrian Roberts, Paul Henderson, John Buckley, John Cuthbert, Kerry Fahy, Patrick Buckland, Sarah Lowe, Ian Thomas, Stephen Millington, Chris Bede, Jeanette Coward, Chris Bramley, Ray O'hara, Martin Cowell and John Southward have all walked, climbed & bagged Long Side.
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