Skiddaw from Keswick

Sat 18 Dec 2010

Route: Briar Rigg, Keswick - Latrigg car park (end of Gale Road) - Jenkin Hill - Skiddaw - Skiddaw Little Man - Skiddaw Lesser Man - Jenkin Hill - Latrigg car park - Briar Rigg

Distance: 9.00 miles

Ascent: 3,025ft

Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

With: On own


Snow on the ground, lots of cloud about but also some sunshine, windy high up

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The Skiddaw fells from the end of Spoony Green Lane

Looking across to the north western fells

Jenkin Hill from the Hawell Monument

Looking down on Derwent Water and Keswick

Heading for the cloud

Straight on for Skiddaw's summit

Skiddaw summit, no view, very windy and very cold

A glimpse of Long Side below

This person was well wrapped up

The clouds part and Skiddaw Little Man appears

The fence

The cairn on Lesser Man

Lonscale Fell with Blencathra behind

Derwent Water

The north western fells

Helvellyn in the distance

Winter sun over the north western fells

Skiddaw Little Man from the top of Gale Road

Previous Walk: Latrigg and Castlerigg (Sat 11 Dec 2010)

Next Walk: High Rigg from Legburthwaite (Sun 19 Dec 2010)

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