Walk c273 Skiddaw and Bakestall from Gale Road (Underscar) nr Keswick

Excellent high level ridge walk


Route outline for walk c273:

Keswick  -  Gale Road  -  Lonscale Fell  -  Jenkin Hill  -  Little Man (Skiddaw)  -  Skiddaw  -  Bakestall  -  Birkett Edge  -  Whitewater Dash  -  Back O' Skiddaw  -  The Cumbria Way  -  Skiddaw House  -  Gale Road (Underscar) Nr Keswick.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
3
English
Mountains
Wainwright
4
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
3
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Skiddaw at 931m (3056ft). Skiddaw is classified as a English Mountain (Hewitt) (6th highest in England, 17th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 4). Skiddaw is also known as a English Nuttall (7th highest in England, 19th highest in England & Wales). Skiddaw is also classified as a English Marilyn (3rd highest in England, 189th highest in the UK).

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

You will also reach the summit of Lonscale Fell at 715m (2347ft). Lonscale Fell is classified as a English Mountain (Hewitt) (89th highest in England, 152nd highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 80). Lonscale Fell is also known as a English Nuttall (113th highest in England, 192nd highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Bakestall at 673m (2209ft). Bakestall is classified as a Wainwright (No. 100)

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 c273 Skiddaw and Bakestall from Gale Road (Underscar) nr Keswick

In no particular order . . .

On the summit of Skiddaw

On the summit of Skiddaw

Photo: Kai Peters (3)

Derwent Water with Maiden Moor, Cat Bells (Catbells) and Causey Pike (right) beyond from Friar's Crag

Derwent Water with Maiden Moor, Cat Bells (Catbells) and Causey Pike (right) beyond from Friar's Crag

Photo: Brian Balfe (1)

Arnside Knott summit trig point

Arnside Knott summit trig point

Photo: Darren Proctor (4)

Blencathra or Saddleback under a blanket of snow from Skiddaw

Blencathra or Saddleback under a blanket of snow from Skiddaw

Photo: John Holt (15)

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)

Frozen Fence on a snow covered Skiddaw

Frozen Fence on a snow covered Skiddaw

Photo: John Holt (16)

The Titterstone Incline

The Titterstone Incline

Photo: Martin Teasdale (2)

Gunnerside and Swaledale from Blea Barf

Gunnerside and Swaledale from Blea Barf

Photo: Sue Take (8)

Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd (left) and Mynydd Drws-y-coed with Moel Eilio (right, in the distance) from the cairn on the summit of Moel Yr Ogof

Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd (left) and Mynydd Drws-y-coed with Moel Eilio (right, in the distance) from the cairn on the summit of Moel Yr Ogof

Photo: Gerald Murphy (198)

Noe Stool (Edale Head)

Noe Stool (Edale Head)

Photo: Ian Windle (45)


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