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, 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)

Looking up to Skiddaw from Whitewater Dash

Looking up to Skiddaw from Whitewater Dash

Photo: William Ringwood (74)

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)

Whit Beck from Gale Road

Whit Beck from Gale Road

Photo: William Ringwood (7)

Lonscale Fell from (above) Gale Road

Lonscale Fell from (above) Gale Road

Photo: William Ringwood (8)

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)

Skiddaw from Little Man (Skiddaw)

Skiddaw from Little Man (Skiddaw)

Photo: William Ringwood (10)

Burnt Horse from Lonscale Fell

Burnt Horse from Lonscale Fell

Photo: Colin Jenkins (12)

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)

Blencathra and the Northern Fells from Skiddaw summit

Blencathra and the Northern Fells from Skiddaw summit

Photo: Ian Walmsley (1)


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