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Skiddaw
931m (3056ft)

The Northern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England

The summit of Skiddaw is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.


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

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

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

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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

Pete George walked up on May 5th, 2022 [from/via/route] Latrigg car park [with] Roco [weather] Pleasant but foggy on tops

Ian Ashton climbed on April 10th, 2021 [with] Steve H

Kate Peacock bagged on April 2nd, 2022 [from/via/route] Peter House Farm via the Cumbrian Way, ascent from Skiddaw House [with] Me, Sheila, Lou, Mike & DJ [weather] Mainly sunny with some overcast times. Snow was clearing. Winds were fine. Needed layers on the top. - This route has more of a gradual hilly approach

Claire Kirk hiked on February 11th, 2022 [from/via/route] Gale Road car park [with] Alone [weather] Very cold, wind chill! Snow underfoot from around 800m, & flurries on the peak.

Christine Shepherd summited 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.And again on 18.1.2022.

Tony Halliday conquered on November 22nd, 2021 [from/via/route] Circular walk starting at under skiddaw car park steep start levels off then climbed little man before summating skiddaw cutting across to longsdale fell before joining up with Cumbrian way back to car park 10 miles approx [with] My boarder terrier jimmy [weather] The weather was perfect dry clear start with the sun shining but a nice cool breeze the higher we got the cooler it got with ice still on the ground very windy & cold at the summit but beautiful sunny weather all day no wind off the summit - Great walk perfect weather condition steep start but well worth the effort for the 360 views at the summit

Richard Fulcher scaled 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 walked up 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 climbed on July 23rd, 2021 [from/via/route] High Side [with] Yvonne [weather] Sunny....very warm - Bo Weekend Not enough water !! Final scree slope hard

Chris Sheard bagged 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

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

Skiddaw from Faulds Brow

Skiddaw from Faulds Brow

Photo: Andy Lyons (117)

Southern End of Bassenthwaite Lake from Dodd (Skiddaw)

Southern End of Bassenthwaite Lake from Dodd (Skiddaw)

Photo: Stephen Collins (10)

On the summit of Dodd (Skiddaw) on Easter Monday, 2013

On the summit of Dodd (Skiddaw) on Easter Monday, 2013

Photo: Sean Ryan (1)

*Barf and Crummock Water from Dodd (Skiddaw)

*Barf and Crummock Water from Dodd (Skiddaw)

Photo: Stephen King (2)

Skiddaw, Blencathra (or Saddleback) and Derwent Water from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Skiddaw, Blencathra (or Saddleback) and Derwent Water from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Photo: Wayne Hill (90)

The Skiddaw Ridge

The Skiddaw Ridge

Photo: Jayne Morriss (2)

Skiddaw from High Rigg

Skiddaw from High Rigg

Photo: David Hayter (289)

Skiddaw from Carl Side

Skiddaw from Carl Side

Photo: Colin Jenkins (5)

Looking up to Skiddaw from Whitewater Dash

Looking up to Skiddaw from Whitewater Dash

Photo: William Ringwood (74)

The Skiddaw massif along with Walla Crag (to the right) from the southern end of Derwent Water

The Skiddaw massif along with Walla Crag (to the right) from the southern end of Derwent Water

Photo: Chris Brankin (44)

Cat Bells (Catbells) from the summit of Dodd (Skiddaw)

Cat Bells (Catbells) from the summit of Dodd (Skiddaw)

Photo: Tony Higgs (15)

Sale Fell summit cairn with a snow topped Skiddaw looming in the distance

Sale Fell summit cairn with a snow topped Skiddaw looming in the distance

Photo: Stephen Collins (57)

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)

Blencathra or Saddleback under a blanket of snow from Skiddaw

Blencathra or Saddleback under a blanket of snow from Skiddaw

Photo: John Holt (15)

Keswick and The Skiddaw Masiff (distance) and Cat Bells (Catbells) (right) from Blea Crags

Keswick and The Skiddaw Masiff (distance) and Cat Bells (Catbells) (right) from Blea Crags

Photo: Chris Brankin (33)

The Sleet How Ridge with Skiddaw beyond from Grisedale Pike

The Sleet How Ridge with Skiddaw beyond from Grisedale Pike

Photo: Nick Grundy (2)

Derwent Water and the Newland Fells from Dodd (Skiddaw) Summit

Derwent Water and the Newland Fells from Dodd (Skiddaw) Summit

Photo: Stuart Crane (4)

The Northern Fells (Binsey (left), Blencathra or Saddleback and Skiddaw), Bassenthwaite Lake and The North Western Fells (Sale Fell, Broom Fell, Lord's Seat and Barf) from the summit of Caermote Hill

The Northern Fells (Binsey (left), Blencathra or Saddleback and Skiddaw), Bassenthwaite Lake and The North Western Fells (Sale Fell, Broom Fell, Lord's Seat and Barf) from the summit of Caermote Hill

Photo: Mike Walker (368)

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 from the summit of Dodd (Skiddaw)

Skiddaw from the summit of Dodd (Skiddaw)

Photo: Tony Higgs (14)


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