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.




Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on 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 930m (3052ft). 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 (2346ft). Lonscale Fell is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (90th highest in England, 153rd 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.


You can find more walks near this one on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Lake District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL4 The English Lakes - North Western area


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Maps (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

89 West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water


90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


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

In no particular order . . .

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 - 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 - Keswick, Derwent Water and the North Western Fells from Skiddaw

Keswick, Derwent Water and the North Western Fells from Skiddaw

Photo: William Ringwood (11)

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

The summit of Skiddaw

Photo: William Ringwood (71)

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 - 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)

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

Derwent Water and Cat Bells (Catbells) from Skiddaw

Photo: Richard Nicholls (20)

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

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

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

Descending towards Bakestall

Photo: William Ringwood (73)

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

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

Photo: Mike Walker (300)

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

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 - Dash Beck and Black Nettle Hause from Birkett Edge

Dash Beck and Black Nettle Hause from Birkett Edge

Photo: Mike Walker (311)

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 - Deep snow on a very cold and snowy Skiddaw

Deep snow on a very cold and snowy Skiddaw

Photo: Mike Walker (307)

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

Skiddaw summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (19)

Walk c273 Skiddaw and Bakestall from Gale Road (Underscar) nr Keswick - The Cumbria Way and Dash Beck from the top of Whitewater Dash (Waterfall), Back o' Skiddaw

The Cumbria Way and Dash Beck from the top of Whitewater Dash (Waterfall), Back o' Skiddaw

Photo: Colin Jenkins (16)


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