09 Skiddaw

Sat 19 May 2007

Route: Mirehouse, The Old Sawmill Tea Room - Dodd - Long Doors - White Stones - Carl Side - Carlside Tarn - Skiddaw - Broad End - Cockup - Melbecks - Peter House Farm

Distance: 6.50 miles

Ascent: 3,150ft

Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

With: David Hall


It is all a question of timing... A morning walk in the worst weather of the week, windy with showers. On the summit we were in cloud, it was blowing a gale and hailing - very painful. This afternoon it is still windy but dry and sunny with the Skiddaw summit cloud free!

[[Itm:694|Everest the Easy Way ascent 9]].

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The Old Sawmill Tearoom at Dodd Wood

The head of Bassenthwaite Lake with Whinlatter Forest and Barf on the far side

Path in Dodd Wood

Dodd's summit

Looking across Bassenthwaite Lake to Whinlatter Forest and Barf from Dodd's summit

Bassenthwaite Lake from Dodd's summit

The path to White Stones from Long Doors with Skiddaw Little Man behind the Carl Side ridge

Long Doors

The view south to Derwent Water from Long Doors

Looking back to Dodd from the path to White Stones

Derwent Water from the White Stones path from Long Doors

White Stones

Latrigg and Keswick from White Stones

Into the cloud as we head for Carl Side's summit

Looking back down the White Stones path as the cloud temporarily lifts

Skiddaw from Carl Side's summit as it chucks it down with rain

Foul conditions on Skiddaw's summit ridge

Skiddaw summit

Cockup from the descent from Broad End

Cockup with Brockle Crag on the side of Great Cockup beyond

Cockup with Binsey in the distance on the left

Bakestall from Cockup's summit

The foot of Bassenthwaite Lake from our descent off Cockup

The start of the public footpath by Cockup Gill which leads out to the road

Previous Walk: 08 Skiddaw (Fri 18 May 2007)

Next Walk: 10 Skiddaw (Sun 20 May 2007)

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