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Slight Side
762m (2501ft)

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

Photograph by Greg Campbell

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Slight Side is on interactive maps:

  • OS Explorer (Orange Covers) sheet: OL6
  • OS Landranger (Pink Covers) sheet: 89 and 90
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    Slight Side is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:

    * Version including the walk routes you need to follow to Walk all 214 Wainwrights in just 59 walks.





    You can walk to the top of Slight Side by using any of these 5 easy to follow route maps:

    Walk c109 Slight Side and Sca Fell from Wha House Farm, Eskdale

    Route Summary: - Eskdale, Wha House Farm, Hare Crag, Quagrigg Moss, Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Foxes Tarn, Cam Spout Crag, River Esk, Great Moss, Lingcove Bridge, Brotherilkeld, Hardknott Pass, Eskdale.

    Length: 16km (10 miles) | Ascent: 1,045m (3,428ft) | Allow at least: 7hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk c175 Slight Side and Sca Fell from Wha House Farm, Eskdale

    Route Summary: - Eskdale, Wha House Farm, Hare Crag, Quagrigg Moss, Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Hard Rigg, Burnmoor Tarn, Eel Tarn, Christcliff, Wha House Farm, Eskdale.

    Length: 16km (10 miles) | Ascent: 1,037m (3,401ft) | Allow at least: 7hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk c453 The Scafell Mountains from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

    Route Summary: - Wasdale Head, (National Trust Campsite), Wast Water, Lingmell, Corridor Route, Great End, Ill Crag, Broad Crag, Scafell Pike, Mickledore, Foxes Tarn, Symonds Knott, Sca Fell, Slight Side, Broad Tongue, Hardrigg Gill, Wasdale Head, Wast Water.

    Length: 17.5km (11 miles) | Ascent: 1,648m (5,409ft) | Allow at least: 9½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk c166 The Scafell Masiff from Wha House Farm, Eskdale

    Route Summary: - Eskdale, Wha House Farm, Hare Crag, Quagrigg Moss, Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Scafell Pike, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Great End, Esk Hause, Lingcove Bridge, Great Moss, Eskdale.

    Length: 22km (13¾ miles) | Ascent: 1,519m (4,982ft) | Allow at least: 10hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Very Hard


    Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale

    Route Summary: - Eskdale, Wha House Farm, Hare Crag, Quagrigg Moss, Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Great End, Esk Hause, Esk Pike, Ore Gap, Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top), Bow Fell (Bowfell), Bowfell Buttress, Cambridge Crag, Flat Crag, Climbers' Traverse (optional), Three Tarns, Great Moss, Brotherikeld, Eskdale.

    Length: 22.5km (14 miles) | Ascent: 1,832m (6,009ft) | Allow at least: 9hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Very Hard



    If you LOG ON and then RELOAD this page it will display when you climbed, bagged and conquered Slight Side, what the weather was like, who you went with and any other comments you might like to add to remind you of that fantastic day. For more details see Your Personal Mountain, Top, Peak and Hill Bagging Record.



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

    Christina Lander walked up Slight Side 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

    Craig Steeland climbed Slight Side on June 26th, 2018 [from/via/route] Wha House Farm car park at bottom of Hardknott Pass [with] On my own [weather] Hot and sunny with no wind.

    Chris Sheard bagged Slight Side on April 10th, 2018 [from/via/route] Up from Boot past Eel tarn. Pleasant to start becoming persistent rain then hellish gusts which blew both of us off our feet. Wild and wonderful. [with] George [weather] Started cloudy turning to rain and finished with broken cloud and sun - Cloud caused some navigation problems in middle section. rain and strong winds pushed us off track but recovered well.

    Iain Jones hiked Slight Side on August 26th, 2017 [from/via/route] The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Great Langdale (The Wainwright 60 - Day 6 (Scafell)) [with] Graeme High

    John Walter summited Slight Side on July 14th, 2017 [with] Tricia [weather] Warm

    Simon Boddy conquered Slight Side on June 25th, 2017 [from/via/route] Eskdale [with] HF Holidays [weather] Sunny and breezy

    Anthony Scott scaled Slight Side on May 4th, 2017 [from/via/route] YHA Eskdale [with] me [weather] Glorious! Blue sky, some white cloud, 15 degrees. Just a bit windy, gales high up!

    Graham Staples walked up Slight Side on April 22nd, 2017 [from/via/route] Eskdale [with] Jeremy Baines, Peter Tesar and John Winchcombe [weather] Glorious - Very hard walking, scramble up climbers traverse quite challenging

    Steve Cookson has climbed Slight Side [from/via/route] Eskdale [with] Gillie [weather] Sunny

    Mark Davidson bagged Slight Side on November 9th, 2002 [with] Anne S, Sally, Tony & the gang etc [weather] Clear for November

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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 of Little Stand

    1. 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)

    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)

    2. 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 Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

    3. 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)

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

    4. 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)

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

    5. Harter Fell (Eskdale) (centre left), Cam Spout Crag and Slight Side (centre right) with Eskdale below from Ill Crag summit
    Photo: Craig Carter (31)

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

    6. Slight Side and Sca Fell, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag, Great End and Esk Hause from Lingcove Bridge
    Photo: Colin Jenkins (33)

    Eskdale from Slight Side

    7. Eskdale from Slight Side
    Photo: David Hayter (377)

    Burnmoor Tarn from Slight Side

    8. Burnmoor Tarn from Slight Side
    Photo: David Hayter (378)

    Hard Knott from Slight Side

    9. Hard Knott from Slight Side
    Photo: Greg Campbell (1)

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

    10. 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)


    . . . see all 15 walk photographs & pictures of views from, on or of Slight Side


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