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Skiddaw
930m (3052ft)

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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English Nuttall
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

You can find Skiddaw & 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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See Skiddaw and the surrounding tops on our downloadable PDF Peak Bagging Maps:

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You can walk to the top of Skiddaw by using any of these 6 easy-to-follow route maps:

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

Vincent Clarke walked up Skiddaw on February 2nd, 2023 [from/via/route] Gale road [with] Cal n Louis [weather] Worst yet

Christine Shepherd climbed Skiddaw 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. Climbed on 2.1.23. It was so cold on the summit that the water in my drinking tube froze!

Martin Hartshorne bagged Skiddaw on November 4th, 2022 [with] finley [weather] Cloud on the tops, windy,grey,muddy some light showers. 5deg

Carl Murphy hiked Skiddaw on May 18th, 2018 [weather] Hot 🌞🌞🌞

Martyn Atherton summited Skiddaw 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

Angeline Grieveson conquered Skiddaw on September 19th, 2022 [with] Dotty

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

Simon Boddy walked up Skiddaw on August 19th, 2019 [with] My girlfriend [weather] Fair

Geoff Hand climbed Skiddaw on July 5th, 2022 [from/via/route] Walk c273 Skiddaw & Bakestall form Gale Road. Lonesdale fell first, over Jenkin hill & up Little man Skiddaw, then Skiddaw 9with it's many tops, [with] With Tess [weather] Started off a bit cloudy & drissly but cleared as the day went on. a bit misty on Skiddaw. - Lots of good running down nice grassy hillsides.

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

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

The trig point on the summit of a very cold and snowy Skiddaw

The trig point on the summit of a very cold and snowy Skiddaw

Photo: Mike Walker (304)

Skiddaw from below Ullock Pike

Skiddaw from below Ullock Pike

Photo: William Ringwood (69)

Skiddaw from Rowling End - with Swinside in the foreground

Skiddaw from Rowling End - with Swinside in the foreground

Photo: Chris Haselden (46)

Little Man (Skiddaw) and Skiddaw from Jenkin Hill

Little Man (Skiddaw) and Skiddaw from Jenkin Hill

Photo: William Ringwood (9)

Skiddaw and Blencathra from the summit of Great Crag

Skiddaw and Blencathra from the summit of Great Crag

Photo: Stephen Collins (75)

Monument en-route to Skiddaw from Gale Road

Monument en-route to Skiddaw from Gale Road

Photo: Jayne Morriss (1)

Skiddaw and Keswick from Robinson

Skiddaw and Keswick from Robinson

Photo: Mark Johnson (2)

Derwent Water, Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake and The Skiddaw Massif from High Seat

Derwent Water, Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake and The Skiddaw Massif from High Seat

Photo: David Hayter (186)

Cat Bells (Catbells) (foreground) with Derwent Water, Keswick and Skiddaw (centre left) and Blencathra (right) from Maiden Moor

Cat Bells (Catbells) (foreground) with Derwent Water, Keswick and Skiddaw (centre left) and Blencathra (right) from Maiden Moor

Photo: Charles Murray (1)

Causey Pike (left), Bassenthwaite Lake, Newlands, Swinside, Cat Bells (Catbells) (centre), Derwent Water, Skiddaw , Blencathra and Walla Crag (far right) from Maiden Moor

Causey Pike (left), Bassenthwaite Lake, Newlands, Swinside, Cat Bells (Catbells) (centre), Derwent Water, Skiddaw , Blencathra and Walla Crag (far right) from Maiden Moor

Photo: Steve Truwick (3)

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)

Looking up to Skiddaw from Whitewater Dash

Looking up to Skiddaw from Whitewater Dash

Photo: William Ringwood (74)

Skiddaw Summit

Skiddaw Summit

Photo: Colin Jenkins (8)

Bassenthwaite Lake from Dodd (Skiddaw) Summit

Bassenthwaite Lake from Dodd (Skiddaw) Summit

Photo: Stuart Crane (3)

Dodd and Skiddaw from Barf

Dodd and Skiddaw from Barf

Photo: David Hayter (222)

Looking East to Belncathra from the summit of Skiddaw

Looking East to Belncathra from the summit of Skiddaw

Photo: William Ringwood (72)

Long Side summit cairn with Skiddaw beyond

Long Side summit cairn with Skiddaw beyond

Photo: Christine Shepherd (498)

Skiddaw from The River Derwent

Skiddaw from The River Derwent

Photo: Duncan Grant (4)

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)

Skiddaw from Faulds Brow

Skiddaw from Faulds Brow

Photo: Andy Lyons (117)


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