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Skiddaw
930m (3052ft)

The Northern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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


Record Skiddaw as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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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)

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


See Skiddaw and the surrounding tops on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Maps:

See Skiddaw and the surrounding tops on our downloadable PDF Peak Bagging Maps:

NB: Whether you print off a copy on to paper or download it to your phone, these PDF Peak Baggers Maps will prove incredibly useful when your are up there on the tops and you cannot get a phone signal!


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

Martyn Atherton walked up 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 climbed on September 19th, 2022 [with] Dotty

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

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

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

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

Kate Peacock walked up 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 climbed 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 bagged 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.

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

Robinson, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Sail, Causey Pike, Rowling End, The Skiddaw Masiff, Keswick, Cat Bells (Catbells) and High Crags from Blea Crags

Robinson, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Sail, Causey Pike, Rowling End, The Skiddaw Masiff, Keswick, Cat Bells (Catbells) and High Crags from Blea Crags

Photo: Chris Brankin (36)

Looking East to Belncathra from the summit of Skiddaw

Looking East to Belncathra from the summit of Skiddaw

Photo: William Ringwood (72)

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

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

Photo: Colin Jenkins (15)

Skiddaw from High Rigg

Skiddaw from High Rigg

Photo: David Hayter (289)

Looking towards Bassenthwaite and The Skiddaw Massif from Raise (Helvellyn)

Looking towards Bassenthwaite and The Skiddaw Massif from Raise (Helvellyn)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (30)

Skiddaw from Derwent Water

Skiddaw from Derwent Water

Photo: Duncan Grant (1)

*Skiddaw, Little Man (Skiddaw), Carl Side, Longside Edge and Ullock Pike from The Edge

*Skiddaw, Little Man (Skiddaw), Carl Side, Longside Edge and Ullock Pike from The Edge

Photo: Colin Jenkins (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 summit of King's How with Derwent Water and Skiddaw in the distance

The summit of King's How with Derwent Water and Skiddaw in the distance

Photo: Alan Wainwright (233)

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

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

Photo: Wayne Hill (17)

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)

The summit of Skiddaw

The summit of Skiddaw

Photo: William Ringwood (71)

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)

Skiddaw (left) and Longside Edge from Ullock Pike

Skiddaw (left) and Longside Edge from Ullock Pike

Photo: Tony Price (2)

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)

Bassenthwaite Lake and Skiddaw from Barf

Bassenthwaite Lake and Skiddaw from Barf

Photo: David Hayter (220)

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)

Looking North along the High Rigg Ridge to Skiddaw (left) and Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) (right)

Looking North along the High Rigg Ridge to Skiddaw (left) and Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) (right)

Photo: David Baines (5)

On the summit of Skiddaw

On the summit of Skiddaw

Photo: Kai Peters (3)

Skiddaw summit

Skiddaw summit

Photo: William Ringwood (12)


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