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








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

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

Geoff Hand climbed 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 on May 5th, 2022 [from/via/route] Latrigg car park [with] Roco [weather] Pleasant but foggy on tops

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

Kate Peacock summited 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 conquered 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 scaled 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 walked up 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 climbed 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 bagged 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.

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

Skiddaw from Great Carrs

Skiddaw from Great Carrs

Photo: Stephen Dawson (19)

Skiddaw and Keswick from Robinson

Skiddaw and Keswick from Robinson

Photo: Mark Johnson (2)

Skiddaw summit

Skiddaw summit

Photo: William Ringwood (12)

Descending towards Bakestall

Descending towards Bakestall

Photo: William Ringwood (73)

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)

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)

Keswick, Derwent Water and the North Western Fells from Skiddaw

Keswick, Derwent Water and the North Western Fells from Skiddaw

Photo: William Ringwood (11)

The summit of Skiddaw

The summit of Skiddaw

Photo: William Ringwood (71)

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

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

Photo: Sean Ryan (1)

On the summit of Skiddaw

On the summit of Skiddaw

Photo: Martin Hutchinson (1)

Kesick with Skiddaw beyond from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Kesick with Skiddaw beyond from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Photo: Justine Dixon (1)

The Sleet How Ridge with Skiddaw beyond from Grisedale Pike

The Sleet How Ridge with Skiddaw beyond from Grisedale Pike

Photo: Nick Grundy (2)

Bassenthwaite Lake and Skiddaw from Barf

Bassenthwaite Lake and Skiddaw from Barf

Photo: David Hayter (220)

Monument en-route to Skiddaw from Gale Road

Monument en-route to Skiddaw from Gale Road

Photo: Jayne Morriss (1)

Blencathra or Saddleback under a blanket of snow from Skiddaw

Blencathra or Saddleback under a blanket of snow from Skiddaw

Photo: John Holt (15)

Skiddaw from Little Man (Skiddaw)

Skiddaw from Little Man (Skiddaw)

Photo: William Ringwood (10)

Skiddaw from Orthwaite

Skiddaw from Orthwaite

Photo: Andy Lyons (1)

Derwent Water from Dodd (Skiddaw) summit

Derwent Water from Dodd (Skiddaw) summit

Photo: Stephen Collins (11)

Derwent Water and Keswick from Skiddaw

Derwent Water and Keswick from Skiddaw

Photo: Colin Jenkins (10)

High Spy (North Top), High Spy, Maiden Moor, Hindscarth (left), Robinson, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Causey Pike, Barrow (Newlands) (centre), Newlands, Bassenthwaite Lake, Swinside, Skiddaw, Derwent Water and Blencathra (right) beyond from Cat Bells (Catbells)

High Spy (North Top), High Spy, Maiden Moor, Hindscarth (left), Robinson, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Causey Pike, Barrow (Newlands) (centre), Newlands, Bassenthwaite Lake, Swinside, Skiddaw, Derwent Water and Blencathra (right) beyond from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Photo: Steve Truwick (4)


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