03 Skiddaw

Sun 13 May 2007

Route: Peter House Farm - above Dead Crags - Bakestall - Skiddaw - Skiddaw Little Man - Skiddaw Lesser Man - Jenkin Hill - Lonscale Fell - Burnt Horse - Skiddaw House - Cumbria Way - Whitewater Dash - Peter House Farm

Distance: 10.50 miles

Ascent: 3,200ft

Time: 4 hours 40 minutes

With: On Own


Drizzle to start and then a few odd spots of rain. Overcast with a cloud base around 3,000ft.

[[Itm:694|Everest the Easy Way ascent 3]].

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The Cumbria Way with Whitewater Dash (waterfall) in the distance and Dead Crags on the right

My route up Bakestall between Dead Crags on the left and Dead Beck on the right

Looking back down my line of ascent

Its not so steep higher up but hard work with no path to follow and tussocks to cross

Bakestall's summit cairn but the fence corner 100m further on is actually higher

Looking across to Great Calva from Bakestall, can you spot the horse and fish?

Lonscale Fell from the fence corner and Bakestall's true summit

Looking back down on Bakestall from the path up Skiddaw

Looking up towards Skiddaw's north top, out of the clouds at the moment

Looking back down the path from Broad End as I approach Skiddaw's north top

Skiddaw summit

Lonscale Fell ahead as I descend to the col between Skiddaw and Skiddaw Little Man

Carsleddam (left) and the Vale of Keswick far below

Skiddaw Little Man's summit cairn

Derwent Water from Jenkin Hill

Looking back to Skiddaw Little Man (left) and Skiddaw (still in cloud) from Lonscale Fell's new summit cairn

High Rigg and Thirlmere in the distance from Lonscale Fell

Burnt Horse (its the name of the short ridge in the centre of the photo!)

Great Calva and Skiddaw House in the trees from my descent off Burnt Horse

Skiddaw House

The footbridge across the infant River Caldew with Mungrisdale Common in sunshine and Blencathra in shade

Looking back along the track to Skiddaw House

Bakestall from the Skiddaw House track

Dead Crags and Binsey from above Whitewater Dash

The Cumbria Way below Dead Crags

Whitewater Dash

Previous Walk: 02 Skiddaw (Sat 12 May 2007)

Next Walk: 04 Skiddaw (Mon 14 May 2007)

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