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 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 highest in England, 19th highest in England & Wales) and an English Marilyn (3rd highest in England, 189th highest in the UK). The summit of Skiddaw is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Little Man (Skiddaw) at 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 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 an English Mountain (Hewitt) (89th highest in England, 152nd highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 80). Lonscale Fell is also known as an English Nuttall (113th highest in England, 192nd highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag:

National Trails & Long Paths included on this walk:

Part of this walk follows a section of The Cumbria Way, a 112km (70 miles) linear footpath connecting Ulverston in Cumbria, England with Carlisle in Cumbria, England. The Cumbria Way is waymarked by named posts. For more walks that include a section of this trail see The Cumbria Way.

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

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

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

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

Derwent Water and Keswick from Skiddaw

Photo: Colin Jenkins (10)

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

On Skiddaw Summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (457)

Walk c273 Skiddaw and Bakestall from Gale Road (Underscar) nr Keswick - Blencathra or Saddleback under a blanket of snow from Skiddaw

Blencathra or Saddleback under a blanket of snow from Skiddaw

Photo: John Holt (15)

Walk c273 Skiddaw and Bakestall from Gale Road (Underscar) nr Keswick - Great Calva from Lonscale Fell

Great Calva from Lonscale Fell

Photo: Colin Jenkins (11)

Walk c273 Skiddaw and Bakestall from Gale Road (Underscar) nr Keswick - On the summit of Skiddaw

On the summit of Skiddaw

Photo: Martin Hutchinson (1)

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

Skiddaw from Little Man (Skiddaw)

Photo: William Ringwood (10)

Walk c273 Skiddaw and Bakestall from Gale Road (Underscar) nr Keswick - Monument en-route to Skiddaw from Gale Road

Monument en-route to Skiddaw from Gale Road

Photo: Jayne Morriss (1)

Walk c273 Skiddaw and Bakestall from Gale Road (Underscar) nr Keswick - Frozen Fence on a snow covered Skiddaw

Frozen Fence on a snow covered Skiddaw

Photo: John Holt (16)

Walk c273 Skiddaw and Bakestall from Gale Road (Underscar) nr Keswick - Lonscale Fell from (above) Gale Road

Lonscale Fell from (above) Gale Road

Photo: William Ringwood (8)

Walk c273 Skiddaw and Bakestall from Gale Road (Underscar) nr Keswick - Looking North East to Knott (Uldale Fells), High Pike (Caldbeck) and Carrock Fell from the summit cairn on Bakestall

Looking North East to Knott (Uldale Fells), High Pike (Caldbeck) and Carrock Fell from the summit cairn on Bakestall

Photo: Christine Shepherd (60)

Walk c273 Skiddaw and Bakestall from Gale Road (Underscar) nr Keswick - Blencathra and the Northern Fells from Skiddaw summit

Blencathra and the Northern Fells from Skiddaw summit

Photo: Ian Walmsley (1)

Walk c273 Skiddaw and Bakestall from Gale Road (Underscar) nr Keswick - Looking East to Belncathra from the summit of Skiddaw

Looking East to Belncathra from the summit of Skiddaw

Photo: William Ringwood (72)

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

Skiddaw Summit

Photo: Colin Jenkins (8)

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

Bakestall summit cairn

Photo: Mike Walker (308)

Walk c273 Skiddaw and Bakestall from Gale Road (Underscar) nr Keswick - Whitewater Dash Waterfalls

Whitewater Dash Waterfalls

Photo: Christine Shepherd (61)

Walk c273 Skiddaw and Bakestall from Gale Road (Underscar) nr Keswick - On the summit of Skiddaw

On the summit of Skiddaw

Photo: Kai Peters (3)

Walk c273 Skiddaw and Bakestall from Gale Road (Underscar) nr Keswick - Burnt Horse from Lonscale Fell

Burnt Horse from Lonscale Fell

Photo: Colin Jenkins (12)


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