08 Skiddaw

Fri 18 May 2007

Route: Peter House Farm - Whitewater Dash - Birkett Edge - Bakestall - Skiddaw - Sale How - Skiddaw House - Cumbria Way - Whitewater Dash - Peter House Farm

Distance: 9.25 miles

Ascent: 2,700ft

Time: 3 hours 50 minutes

With: Angela, Diane and Dominic

Notes:

Scattered/broken cloud. Very very very windy on Skiddaw's summit.

[[Itm:694|Everest the Easy Way ascent 8]].

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Whitewater Dash from the Cumbria Way

Dead Crags with Binsey in the distance

The valley of Dash Beck

Ascending Birkett Edge

Looking across to Little Calva and Great Calva (right) from Birkett Edge

The route up Skiddaw from Bakestall

Looking back to Bakestall as we head up Skiddaw

The final part of the climb to Skiddaw's north top

Broad End

Angela, Diane and Dominic at Skiddaw's summit

Skiddaw summit

Long Side and Ullock Pike

Looking south along Skiddaw's summit ridge with Skiddaw Little Man on the left

Its very very windy up here today!

Heading south with Blencathra and Lonscale Fell ahead

Derwent Water

Heading for Sale How

Skiddaw House

Skiddaw House

Skiddaw House

Looking back to Skiddaw House and Lonscale Fell from the track north to Whitewater Dash

Approaching the top of Whitewater Dash

Looking back to Whitewater Dash

Dash Farm with the heather covered Great Cockup behind

Heading back to Peter House Farm

Previous Walk: 07 Skiddaw (Thu 17 May 2007)

Next Walk: 09 Skiddaw (Sat 19 May 2007)

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