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Slight Side
762m (2501ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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(No. 58)

Walk Slight Side walking UK Mountains in The Southern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

The view from the summit of Slight Side

Photo: Greg Campbell

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

Clare Tait walked up on August 10th, 2021 [from/via/route] From pull in near Wha House Farm car park. Car park was full. [with] Charlie [weather] Dry & bright in the valleys; sadly cloud on the higher summits. - No. 72 Wainwright. Found this extremely hard. Took the route described as ' the easiest' through bog & over multiple streams. Slight Side had a horrible steep path of loose dirt & scree. Sca Fell itself looked huge & forbidding. More zigzag paths of scree. The top was covered in low cloud & there was no view over to Sca Fell Pike. Returned the same way although went wrong & stayed too high at the base of Slight Side. Glad it's done. Won't return.

Christine Shepherd climbed on May 10th, 2009 [from/via/route] I climbed this from Eskdale using walk c175 Climbed again 19.07.2021 from Wasdale Head after climbing Scafell via Lord's Rake. [with] On my own [weather] Bright & clear - This was the last of the highest 100 Wainwrights which was my target before deciding to climb them all.

Wayne Baxter bagged on July 14th, 2021 [from/via/route] From Wha House farm car park (opposite the farm). Walked up to cats crag onto Slight Side. Onto Long Green leading to Sca Fell. Return same route. [with] Sue [weather] Cloudy with the odd sunny spell

Richard Marshall hiked on July 31st, 2020 [from/via/route] From Boot. Fell off ScaFell [with] Bo [weather] Very Hot. Breezy on top

Paul Macey summited on July 14th, 2020 [from/via/route] On way too & back from Scar Fell from Eskdale Hard Knott passage [weather] Low cloud

Elaine Evans conquered on September 23rd, 2019 [from/via/route] From Wasdale campsite carpark, via corpse road towards Burnmoor Tarn, ascended to Sca Fell then descended to Slight Side, back to corpse road & returned to car. [with] Sue [weather] Wonderful walking weather - fair, sunshine & cloud with a cooling breeze. Poor visibility on Sca Fell summit. - Very boggy ground on way up & on way down. Saw memorial to Polish pilots who crashed in 1941 - some wreckage still present at site.

Phillip Bulley scaled on September 8th, 2019 [from/via/route] Via Scafell. [with] Ruby. [weather] Sunny & warm.

Bay Wan walked up on August 25th, 2019 [from/via/route] Slight Side to Scafell loop (avoided Scafell Pike like the plague because a) it was August Bank holiday weekend & b) I heard it was all bouldery so not really my bag) [with] Cocoa dog - 8 yrs old [weather] Sunny summers day. 25 degrees. Lovely with a breeze. Cooking without. - Path disappeared after about an hour on the way up to Slight Side at Whinscales & it's pretty boggy in most if the way, however, treading a lesser used path has its advantages being I saw no one until I neared Scafell! Didn't enjoy the scree descent down from Scafell & the boggy return, although the path was better here.

Michael Hope climbed on June 10th, 2019 [from/via/route] Followed the route,except for Symonds Knott [with] Lou [weather] Fantastic day,scattered CU cloud,18'C at start,virtually calm - Called at the Woolpack Inn for a drink before returning to car. Lots of hens,a cock & a duck outside the pub fighting for our crisps. Also called at the King George IV Inn at Eskdale for a drink. There was a beautiful Border terrier in the bar,his name was Maltby.

Christina Lander bagged on February 24th, 2019 [from/via/route] Dalgarth Station, Boot - Eskdale Moor - Burnmoor Tarn - Scafell - Slight Side - Eel Tarn - Boot [with] Dick & Meg [weather] A beautiful warm day, mostly sunny. Windy on the ascent of Scafell, but still on the ridge

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Slight Side

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End - from the summit cairn on Crinkle Crags (South Top)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End - from the summit cairn on Crinkle Crags (South Top)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (168)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End - from the summit of Little Stand

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End - from the summit of Little Stand

Photo: Alan Wainwright (166)

Hard Knott from Slight Side

Hard Knott from Slight Side

Photo: Greg Campbell (1)

Burnmoor Tarn from Slight Side

Burnmoor Tarn from Slight Side

Photo: David Hayter (378)

Harter Fell (Eskdale) (centre left), Cam Spout Crag and Slight Side (centre right) with Eskdale below from Ill Crag summit

Harter Fell (Eskdale) (centre left), Cam Spout Crag and Slight Side (centre right) with Eskdale below from Ill Crag summit

Photo: Craig Carter (31)

Walkers on Slight Side

Walkers on Slight Side

Photo: Greg Campbell (6)

Little Stand (foreground), Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) (left), Wetherlam and The Old Man of Coniston (right) from Slight Side

Little Stand (foreground), Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) (left), Wetherlam and The Old Man of Coniston (right) from Slight Side

Photo: Greg Campbell (2)

Sca Fell from Slight Side

Sca Fell from Slight Side

Photo: Greg Campbell (7)

Eskdale from Slight Side

Eskdale from Slight Side

Photo: David Hayter (377)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike and Ill Crag - from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike and Ill Crag - from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (180)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (171)

Burnmoor Tarn from Slight Side

Burnmoor Tarn from Slight Side

Photo: Greg Campbell (5)

Slight Side and Sca Fell, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag, Great End and Esk Hause from Lingcove Bridge

Slight Side and Sca Fell, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag, Great End and Esk Hause from Lingcove Bridge

Photo: Colin Jenkins (33)

Esk Pike and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Slight Side

Esk Pike and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Slight Side

Photo: Greg Campbell (4)

From left to right: Slight Side and Sca Fell, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End, Esk Hause, Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Cold Pike, Little Stand and finally the shoulder of Grey Friar from the summit of Hard Knott

From left to right: Slight Side and Sca Fell, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End, Esk Hause, Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Cold Pike, Little Stand and finally the shoulder of Grey Friar from the summit of Hard Knott

Photo: Colin Jenkins (31)


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