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Skiddaw
931m (3056ft)

The Northern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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

Skiddaw Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls

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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

Damian Doyle walked up 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 climbed on August 18th, 1997 [from/via/route] Keswick [with] My husband Peter [weather] Very sunny in the valley but misty and damp from about 1,500ft. - We reached the summit after skidding and sliding on wet slate. There was nothing to see until we broke through the cloud on the way down to see a wonderful rainbow and 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 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

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

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

Kevin Foster conquered 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 and started the return descent to Little Man.

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

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

Nick Dobson climbed on July 29th, 2014 [from/via/route] Dodd wood [with] Margaret, Amy, Paul, Ralph & Ruby [weather] sunny - 30th August 2020 Margaret Ralph & I completed Skiddaw for the 2nd time, this was after doing Bakestall, Ralph (the four legged one) refused to descend, insisting on continuing up the ridge to the top.

Tony Kenny bagged on April 1st, 2013 [with] Kitty

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

Skiddaw (left) and Blencathra (right) from the slopes of Robinson

Skiddaw (left) and Blencathra (right) from the slopes of Robinson

Photo: Rob Barklamb (19)

Ashness Bridge over Barrow Beck with Skiddaw in the distance

Ashness Bridge over Barrow Beck with Skiddaw in the distance

Photo: Andy Malcolm (88)

Bakestall from the Cumbria Way, Back O' Skiddaw

Bakestall from the Cumbria Way, Back O' Skiddaw

Photo: Mike Walker (314)

Derwent Water, with Skiddaw and Blencathra beyond from the summit of King's How

Derwent Water, with Skiddaw and Blencathra beyond from the summit of King's How

Photo: Chris Leonard (51)

A snow capped Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) viewed from the summit of Skiddaw

A snow capped Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) viewed from the summit of Skiddaw

Photo: Charles Murray (2)

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)

Barrow and Rowling End, with Keswick and Derwent Water beyond and Skiddaw and Blecathra (or Saddleback) in the background from Causey Pike

Barrow and Rowling End, with Keswick and Derwent Water beyond and Skiddaw and Blecathra (or Saddleback) in the background from Causey Pike

Photo: Chris Haselden (48)

*Great Gable (left) and Skiddaw (far distance) from Esk Hause

*Great Gable (left) and Skiddaw (far distance) from Esk Hause

Photo: Wayne Hill (17)

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

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

Photo: Sean Ryan (1)

Skiddaw from Orthwaite

Skiddaw from Orthwaite

Photo: Andy Lyons (1)


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