Photo by Hedley Thorne
|Range/Region:||United Kingdom, Ireland, & Iceland|
|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec|
|First successful climber(s):||Don't Know|
|Convenient Center:||Keswick, Cumbria|
Thanks to Jonathan Elford for adding this peak.
We climbed this via a excellant Ridge walk called Longside Edge. This is an excellant walk with views, with a few short scambles. The last push to the top was a very steep bit, which is very open. The views of the North of Cumbria across to the Solway Firth, and the views of Derwent Water are excellant.
This is on the whole an excellant walk, but only in good weather. The views make this special. JE
Skiddaw, England's fourth highest peak, rises to the North of Keswick and is the most prominent fell seen from there - its vast bulk contributing considerably to the sheltered climate enjoyed along the shores of Derwentwater - if also to the rainfall.
The most popular ascent route is by the tourist route from the Latrigg car park following a wide track past Skiddaw Little Man to the summit. The route is without any difficulty and is safe in mist though I would agree that the Longside Edge route described above is the best way up Skiddaw. PB
Thanks to Jonathan Elford for this description.