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

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 Lonscale Fell, 715m (2347ft). Lonscale Fell is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (89th highest in England, 153rd highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 80). Lonscale Fell is also known as an English Nuttall (113th in England, 192nd in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Bakestall, 673m (2209ft) - a Wainwright (No. 100).


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

In no particular order . . .

Great Calva and Whitewater Dash from The Cumbria Way at Melbecks, Back o' Skiddaw

Great Calva and Whitewater Dash from The Cumbria Way at Melbecks, Back o' Skiddaw

Photo: Colin Jenkins (17)

Dash Beck

Dash Beck

Photo: Mike Walker (313)

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)

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

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

Photo: Colin Jenkins (15)

Little Man (Skiddaw) and Skiddaw from Jenkin Hill

Little Man (Skiddaw) and Skiddaw from Jenkin Hill

Photo: William Ringwood (9)

Blencathra and the Northern Fells from Skiddaw summit

Blencathra and the Northern Fells from Skiddaw summit

Photo: Ian Walmsley (1)

Derwent Water and Cat Bells (Catbells) from Skiddaw

Derwent Water and Cat Bells (Catbells) from Skiddaw

Photo: Richard Nicholls (20)

On the summit of Yoke

On the summit of Yoke

Photo: Christine Shepherd (458)

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)

Skiddaw summit

Skiddaw summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (19)


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