Walk c236 Skiddaw from Millbeck, nr Keswick

Superb walk up the Northern Fells' Highest


Route outline for walk c236:

- Keswick  -   Millbeck  -   The Allerdale Ramble  -   Doups  -   White Stones  -   Carl Side  -   Longside Edge  -   Long Side  -   Skiddaw  -   Little Man (Skiddaw)  -   The Cumbria Way  -   Applethwaite  -   The Allerdale Ramble  -   Millbeck  -   Nr Keswick.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
4
English
Mountains
Wainwright
4
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
4
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

The highest point of this walk is Skiddaw at 931m (3056ft). Skiddaw is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (6th highest in England, 17th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 4). Skiddaw is also known as an English Nuttall (7th in England, 19th in England & Wales). Skiddaw is classified as a Marilyn (3rd highest in England, 188th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Little Man (Skiddaw), 865m (2839ft). Little Man (Skiddaw) is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (17th highest in England, 39th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 15). Little Man (Skiddaw) is also known as an English Nuttall (21st in England, 46th in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Carl Side, 746m (2448ft). Carl Side is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (71st highest in England, 126th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 64). Carl Side is also known as an English Nuttall (87th in England, 152nd in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Long Side, 734m (2409ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (79th Eng, 137th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 71) and an English Nuttall (98th Eng, 168th Eng & Wal).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL4
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 89 or 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c236 Skiddaw from Millbeck, nr Keswick

In no particular order . . .

Keswick, Derwent Water and the North Western Fells from Skiddaw

Keswick, Derwent Water and the North Western Fells from Skiddaw

Photo: William Ringwood (11)

Descending towards Bakestall

Descending towards Bakestall

Photo: William Ringwood (73)

On the summit of Skiddaw

On the summit of Skiddaw

Photo: Martin Hutchinson (1)

The trig point and viewpoint indicator on the summit of a very cold and snowy Skiddaw

The trig point and viewpoint indicator on the summit of a very cold and snowy Skiddaw

Photo: Mike Walker (305)

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)

Sale How (Skiddaw) in the snow from Skiddaw (Little Man)

Sale How (Skiddaw) in the snow from Skiddaw (Little Man)

Photo: Mike Walker (300)

Frozen Fence on a snow covered Skiddaw

Frozen Fence on a snow covered Skiddaw

Photo: John Holt (16)

Deep snow on a very cold and snowy Skiddaw

Deep snow on a very cold and snowy Skiddaw

Photo: Mike Walker (307)

*Cat Bells (Catbells) (left), Causey Pike (centre), Grisedale Pike (right) and Braithwaite (foreground) from Doups

*Cat Bells (Catbells) (left), Causey Pike (centre), Grisedale Pike (right) and Braithwaite (foreground) from Doups

Photo: Richard Nicholls (17)

Long Side summit cairn with Skiddaw beyond

Long Side summit cairn with Skiddaw beyond

Photo: Christine Shepherd (498)

Skiddaw from Lonscale Fell

Skiddaw from Lonscale Fell

Photo: Jayne Morriss (3)

Great Calva from Lonscale Fell

Great Calva from Lonscale Fell

Photo: Colin Jenkins (11)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

Sale How (foreground) Blencathra (centre) and Lonscale Fell (right) from Skiddaw

Sale How (foreground) Blencathra (centre) and Lonscale Fell (right) from Skiddaw

Photo: Tony Price (3)

Sale How (foreground) Blencathra (centre) and Lonscale Fell (right) from Skiddaw

Sale How (foreground) Blencathra (centre) and Lonscale Fell (right) from Skiddaw

Photo: Tony Price (3)

Skiddaw (left) and Longside Edge from Ullock Pike

Skiddaw (left) and Longside Edge from Ullock Pike

Photo: Tony Price (2)

Derwent Water and Keswick from Skiddaw

Derwent Water and Keswick from Skiddaw

Photo: Colin Jenkins (10)

Skiddaw Summit

Skiddaw Summit

Photo: Colin Jenkins (8)

Descending towards Bakestall from a very cold and snowy Skiddaw

Descending towards Bakestall from a very cold and snowy Skiddaw

Photo: Mike Walker (306)

Skiddaw summit

Skiddaw summit

Photo: William Ringwood (12)

Ullock Pike from Long Side

Ullock Pike from Long Side

Photo: William Ringwood (70)

The Newlands Valley from Carl Side

The Newlands Valley from Carl Side

Photo: Richard Heeley (1)

Approaching Skelgill Bank and Cat Bells (Catbells)

Approaching Skelgill Bank and Cat Bells (Catbells)

Photo: William Ringwood (13)

Blencathra or Saddleback under a blanket of snow from Skiddaw

Blencathra or Saddleback under a blanket of snow from Skiddaw

Photo: John Holt (15)

Blencathra and the Northern Fells from Skiddaw summit

Blencathra and the Northern Fells from Skiddaw summit

Photo: Ian Walmsley (1)

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

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

Photo: Colin Jenkins (15)

*High Spy, High Spy (North Top) and Cat Bells (Catbells) and Derwent Water from Latrigg

*High Spy, High Spy (North Top) and Cat Bells (Catbells) and Derwent Water from Latrigg

Photo: Richard Nicholls (23)

*Bakestall, Great Calva, Skiddaw House, Blencathra (Saddleback) and Lonscale Fell from Skiddaw

*Bakestall, Great Calva, Skiddaw House, Blencathra (Saddleback) and Lonscale Fell from Skiddaw

Photo: Colin Jenkins (9)

Dawn across The Bassenthwaite Valley and The Derwent Fells from near Millbeck

Dawn across The Bassenthwaite Valley and The Derwent Fells from near Millbeck

Photo: John Holt (12)

The trig point on the summit of a very cold and snowy Skiddaw

The trig point on the summit of a very cold and snowy Skiddaw

Photo: Mike Walker (304)

*Great Calva, Burnt Horse, Blencathra (Saddleback) and Lonscale Crags from (North of) Lonscale Fell

*Great Calva, Burnt Horse, Blencathra (Saddleback) and Lonscale Crags from (North of) Lonscale Fell

Photo: Colin Jenkins (13)

Longside Edge, Long Side and Ullock Pike summit with Bassenthwaite Lake beyond from Carl Side

Longside Edge, Long Side and Ullock Pike summit with Bassenthwaite Lake beyond from Carl Side

Photo: Bob Nijssen (2)

Skiddaw, Skiddaw (Little Man), Carl Side (left), Long Side, Longside Edge, Derwent Water and Dodd (Skiddaw) and the upper reaches of Southerndale from Ullock Pike

Skiddaw, Skiddaw (Little Man), Carl Side (left), Long Side, Longside Edge, Derwent Water and Dodd (Skiddaw) and the upper reaches of Southerndale from Ullock Pike

Photo: Bob Nijssen (6)

Striding Edge (left) and Helvellyn from near Hole-in-the-wall

Striding Edge (left) and Helvellyn from near Hole-in-the-wall

Photo: Richard Heeley (2)

Monument on the Cumbria Way near Applethwaite

Monument on the Cumbria Way near Applethwaite

Photo: Richard Nicholls (21)

Y Lliwedd (left) and Crib Goch (centre right) from Llyn Cwmffynnon

Y Lliwedd (left) and Crib Goch (centre right) from Llyn Cwmffynnon

Photo: John Holt (17)

Great Mell Fell summit cairn

Great Mell Fell summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (499)

The summit of Skiddaw

The summit of Skiddaw

Photo: William Ringwood (71)

Skiddaw summit

Skiddaw summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (19)

Longside Edge and Ullock Pike from Carl Side Tarn

Longside Edge and Ullock Pike from Carl Side Tarn

Photo: Colin Jenkins (7)

Descending Carl Side towards the White Stones with a fine view of Derwent water

Descending Carl Side towards the White Stones with a fine view of Derwent water

Photo: Bob Nijssen (5)

*Southeastern panorama from the summit of Skiddaw with Blencathra and Blease Fell silhouetted left of centre

*Southeastern panorama from the summit of Skiddaw with Blencathra and Blease Fell silhouetted left of centre

Photo: Andy Malcolm (93)

Derwent Water and Keswick from the lower slopes of Skiddaw

Derwent Water and Keswick from the lower slopes of Skiddaw

Photo: Mike Walker (298)

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)

Crag Hill (left), Grisedale Pike (centre), Hopegill Head and Ladyside Pike from Longside Edge

Crag Hill (left), Grisedale Pike (centre), Hopegill Head and Ladyside Pike from Longside Edge

Photo: Tony Price (1)

On the summit of Yoke

On the summit of Yoke

Photo: Christine Shepherd (458)

Sow How Tarn near Gummer's How

Sow How Tarn near Gummer's How

Photo: Andy Malcolm (94)

Bowscale Fell (left) and Blencathra or Saddleback with Sharp Edge clearly visible (centre) with a dusting of snow from Skiddaw (Little Man)

Bowscale Fell (left) and Blencathra or Saddleback with Sharp Edge clearly visible (centre) with a dusting of snow from Skiddaw (Little Man)

Photo: Mike Walker (299)

Skiddaw from Carl Side

Skiddaw from Carl Side

Photo: Colin Jenkins (5)

Tony Price on Eagle Crag

Tony Price on Eagle Crag

Photo: Tony Price (4)

Skiddaw, Skiddaw (Little Man), Carl Side, Long Side, Longside Edge and the upper reaches of Southerndale from Ullock Pike

Skiddaw, Skiddaw (Little Man), Carl Side, Long Side, Longside Edge and the upper reaches of Southerndale from Ullock Pike

Photo: Bob Nijssen (4)

Mike & his dog on the a very cold and snowy Skiddaw

Mike & his dog on the a very cold and snowy Skiddaw

Photo: Mike Walker (303)

Looking up to Skiddaw from Whitewater Dash

Looking up to Skiddaw from Whitewater Dash

Photo: William Ringwood (74)

On Skiddaw Summit

On Skiddaw Summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (457)

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)

Bakestall summit cairn

Bakestall summit cairn

Photo: Mike Walker (308)

Derwent Water and Cat Bells (Catbells) from Skiddaw

Derwent Water and Cat Bells (Catbells) from Skiddaw

Photo: Richard Nicholls (20)

Great Calva, Burnt Horse, Blencathra and Lonscale Crags from (North of) Lonscale Fell

Great Calva, Burnt Horse, Blencathra and Lonscale Crags from (North of) Lonscale Fell

Photo: Colin Jenkins (14)

Carl Side and Skiddaw Lower Man

Carl Side and Skiddaw Lower Man

Photo: Richard Nicholls (22)

Ennerdale

Ennerdale

Photo: Kai Peters (2)

*Keswick, Derwent Water and Borrowdale from Doups

*Keswick, Derwent Water and Borrowdale from Doups

Photo: Richard Nicholls (16)

The Skiddaw Ridge

The Skiddaw Ridge

Photo: Jayne Morriss (2)

The rocky summit of Sale How (Skiddaw) in the snow with Bowscale Fell (left) and Blencathra or Saddleback with Sharp Edge clearly visible (right) on the horizon

The rocky summit of Sale How (Skiddaw) in the snow with Bowscale Fell (left) and Blencathra or Saddleback with Sharp Edge clearly visible (right) on the horizon

Photo: Mike Walker (301)

Skiddaw from Little Man (Skiddaw)

Skiddaw from Little Man (Skiddaw)

Photo: William Ringwood (10)

On the summit of Skiddaw

On the summit of Skiddaw

Photo: Kai Peters (3)

Looking East to Belncathra from the summit of Skiddaw

Looking East to Belncathra from the summit of Skiddaw

Photo: William Ringwood (72)

Little Man (Skiddaw) from Carl Side Tarn

Little Man (Skiddaw) from Carl Side Tarn

Photo: Colin Jenkins (6)

Derwent Water and The Newlands Fells from The White Stones on Carl Side

Derwent Water and The Newlands Fells from The White Stones on Carl Side

Photo: Bob Nijssen (3)

Ullock Pike and Longside Edge from Skiddaw

Ullock Pike and Longside Edge from Skiddaw

Photo: Richard Nicholls (18)


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