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Skiddaw
931m (3056ft)

The Northern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England

The summit of Skiddaw is marked by a Trig Point.


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English Mountain
6th highest in England,
17th in England & Wales

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English Nuttall
7th highest in England,
19th in England & Wales

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English Marilyn
3rd highest in England,
189th highest in Great Britain

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English Trig Point (Pillar)

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

Skiddaw Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls

Skiddaw is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL4
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Maps 89 & 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



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

Richard Fulcher walked up on July 31st, 2021 [from/via/route] Jen dropped me at the Gale Road car park & I started off along the Cumbria Way around Lonscale Fell. I ascended up on the edge of Lonscale Crags to Lonscale Fell & then walked over Jenkin Hill to Little Man. From there I joined the main route up to Skiddaw & over the other side to Bakestall. I descended via Birkett Edge & then followed the Cumbria Way route down to Peter House Farm. I walked down the road to Walk Mill Bridge where Jen picked me up. [weather] Low cloud but otherwise reasonable weather. - The initial climb up Lonscale was tough (unfit!) but the other climbs were separated by easier sections.

Richard Beardsley climbed on August 24th, 2021 [from/via/route] Started from our holiday accommodation in Keswick, 2 doors away from the Wainwright pub. [with] Myself, Paula, Andy and Dylan. [weather] Mild early morning, sunny but cloudy on Skiddaw summit. - An early morning start, (0600hrs), from Keswick town centre up Spoonygreen Lane & the normal touristy route to the summit of Skiddaw. The return route was via Little Man & Lesser Man. Arrived back in Keswick at 1130hrs. Great day out with fantastic views albeit it being low cloud on Skiddaw summit.

Damian Doyle bagged on July 23rd, 2021 [from/via/route] High Side [with] Yvonne [weather] Sunny....very warm - Bo Weekend Not enough water !! Final scree slope hard

Christine Shepherd hiked on August 18th, 1997 [from/via/route] Keswick [with] My husband Peter [weather] Very sunny in the valley but misty & damp from about 1,500ft. - We reached the summit after skidding & sliding on wet slate. There was nothing to see until we broke through the cloud on the way down to see a wonderful rainbow & a buzzard spreading his wings in front of us. Fantastic! Climbed Skiddaw again 12.5.08 in bright sunshine so that I could enjoy the view. On 22.5.12 I used walk c248 to reach the summit in hazy sunshine. Climbed again using walk c186 on 30.06.21 with Jenny.

Chris Sheard summited on June 28th, 2021 [from/via/route] Up from little man after Lonscale [with] George [weather] Warm, slight winds a bit oppressive in calm valleys - Nice mountain top, with less impressive views than little man

Mark Hazelton conquered on May 30th, 2021 [from/via/route] Walked from Mirehouse taking in Ullock Pike, Long side, Skiddaw & Dodd [with] Family and Pepper [weather] Cloud rolling in & out covering Skiddaw then blowing out

Peter Hanney scaled on November 23rd, 2020 [from/via/route] Little Man [with] Dianne and the Whiteheads [weather] Foul. Strong winds & rain/sleet

Kevin Foster walked up on March 30th, 2021 [from/via/route] Little Man. [with] By myself. [weather] Sunny to start then ascending into cloud. Cloud inversion on the top of Skiddaw which was cloud free. - Even in mist the ascent up the 'super highway' path, to the summit ridge of Skiddaw from Little Man, was straightforward. The cloud that had ruined the view all the way up from Lonscale Fell finally lifted as I reached the massive cairn marking the southern end of the summit ridge. The next half an hour taking in the spectacular views in every direction (except south where the cloud still lingered) was to say the least magical. Numerous photos later I reluctantly retraced my steps & started the return descent to Little Man.

Claire Murray climbed on February 28th, 2021 [from/via/route] Dodd Wood, Ullock Pike, Long Side, Carl Side & Skiddaw. [with] Vitor

Stephen Batson bagged on July 31st, 2020 [with] Clare

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

Blencathra or Saddleback under a blanket of snow from Skiddaw

Blencathra or Saddleback under a blanket of snow from Skiddaw

Photo: John Holt (15)

Myself, two of my sons, Matt and Richard, and my friend Gary between Skiddaw and Skiddaw Little Man on a bitter cold winters day!

Myself, two of my sons, Matt and Richard, and my friend Gary between Skiddaw and Skiddaw Little Man on a bitter cold winters day!

Photo: Frank Nuttall (1)

Cat Bells (Catbells) and Skiddaw from Maiden Moor

Cat Bells (Catbells) and Skiddaw from Maiden Moor

Photo: David Hayter (2)

Keswick, Derwent Water and the North Western Fells from Skiddaw

Keswick, Derwent Water and the North Western Fells from Skiddaw

Photo: William Ringwood (11)

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 from Hallsfell Top, Blencathra or Saddleback

Skiddaw from Hallsfell Top, Blencathra or Saddleback

Photo: Alan Wainwright (133)

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)

Whitewater Dash (Waterdall) on the Cumbria Way, Back o' Skiddaw

Whitewater Dash (Waterdall) on the Cumbria Way, Back o' Skiddaw

Photo: Colin Jenkins (15)

Derwent Water, Skiddaw and Blencathra from below Maiden Moor

Derwent Water, Skiddaw and Blencathra from below Maiden Moor

Photo: Rob Barklamb (32)

Bassenthwaite Lake, Skiddaw, Keswick and Derwent Water from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Bassenthwaite Lake, Skiddaw, Keswick and Derwent Water from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Photo: Michael Lee (9)

Looking up to Skiddaw from Whitewater Dash

Looking up to Skiddaw from Whitewater Dash

Photo: William Ringwood (74)

Ullock Pike and Longside Edge from Skiddaw

Ullock Pike and Longside Edge from Skiddaw

Photo: Richard Nicholls (18)

Skiddaw Summit

Skiddaw Summit

Photo: Colin Jenkins (8)

Frozen Fence on a snow covered Skiddaw

Frozen Fence on a snow covered Skiddaw

Photo: John Holt (16)

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)

Skiddaw from near Walla Crag

Skiddaw from near Walla Crag

Photo: Chris Haselden (28)

Sale How (foreground) Blencathra (centre) and Lonscale Fell (right) from Skiddaw

Sale How (foreground) Blencathra (centre) and Lonscale Fell (right) from Skiddaw

Photo: Tony Price (3)

The Cumbria Way and Dash Beck from the top of Whitewater Dash (Waterfall), Back o' Skiddaw

The Cumbria Way and Dash Beck from the top of Whitewater Dash (Waterfall), Back o' Skiddaw

Photo: Colin Jenkins (16)

Skiddaw and Blencathra from Dale Head (Newlands)

Skiddaw and Blencathra from Dale Head (Newlands)

Photo: Rob Barklamb (35)

Bowscale Fell (left) and Blencathra or Saddleback with Sharp Edge clearly visible (centre) with a dusting of snow from Skiddaw (Little Man)

Bowscale Fell (left) and Blencathra or Saddleback with Sharp Edge clearly visible (centre) with a dusting of snow from Skiddaw (Little Man)

Photo: Mike Walker (299)


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