Longside Edge and Skiddaw

Sat 14 Oct 2006

Route: High Side, nr Bassenthwaite village - Watches - The Edge - Ullock Pike - Long Side - Carl Side - Carlside Tarn - Skiddaw - Bakestall - Broad End - Barkbethdale - High Side

Distance: 8.50 miles

Ascent: 3,150ft

Time: 3 hours 45 minutes

With: Dominic Heaton


Blue sky and sunshine in the north Lakes apart from the top of Skiddaw which was in cloud (when we were at the summit), windy at times.

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Sunlight catching Ullock Pike

Bassenthwaite Lake from the ascent of Ullock Pike

Looking back down The Edge as we ascend Ullock Pike with Binsey in the distance

Bassenthwaite Lake

Cloud on Skiddaw

Dodd, below right, and Derwent Water just visible in the distance from Ullock Pike's summit

Latrigg from Carl Side

The path up Skiddaw from Carlside Tarn

Ascending Skiddaw with Carl Side below

The back o'skidda fells from our descent to Bakestall

The fence corner marks the highest point on Bakestall but the cairn 100m to the north is regarded by many as the top even though its lower!

Binsey to the north and Over Water just visible on the far right from Bakestall

Easterly panorama from Bakestall's summit carin

The Edge, our line of ascent, leading to Ullock Pike's summit

Barkbethdale with Binsey in the distance

Southerndale with Watches the high point of the ridge behind

Looking south to Ullock Pike from the bridge (marked as a ford on the map) across Southerndale Beck

Southerndale Beck

The north end of Bessenthwaite Lake as we head back across the fields to High Side

Previous Walk: Kentmere Pike and Reservoir (Sun 8 Oct 2006)

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