Longside Edge and Skiddaw

Thu 29 Dec 2005

Route: Mirehouse, The Old Sawmill Tea Room - Ullock Pike - Long Side - Carl Side - Carlside Tarn - Skiddaw - Skiddaw Little Man - Latrigg car park (end of Gale Road) - Briar Rigg, Keswick

Distance: 8.50 miles

Ascent: 3,250ft

Time: 4 hours 50 minutes

With: Anne, David, Ann, Roger, Jo, John and Ian


Bitterly cold wind, icy under foot, overcast.

Most of the group descended to White Stones from Carl Side but David and myself continued upwards onto Skiddaw.

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Looking across Bassenthwaite Lake to Ling Fell and Sale Fell

The Old Man of the Mountains

Ascending Ullock Pike

The north end of Bassenthwaite Lake with Criffel in Scotland in the distance

Approaching Ullock Pike's summit

Skiddaw, Skiddaw Little Man in cloud, Carl Side, Long Side and Ullock Pike

Derwent Water and the north western fells from Ullock Pike's summit

Longside Edge

Carl Side

Skiddaw Little Man from Carlside Tarn

Long Side and Ullock Pike from our route up Skiddaw

Looking back down on Carl Side from the steep path up Skiddaw

Skiddaw's summit trig point

Lonscale Fell and Skiddaw Little Man with the Helvellyn ridge in the distance

Skiddaw Little Man and Derwent Water

Lots of ice on the fence!

The Helvellyn ridge from the main path off Jenkin Hill back to Latrigg car park

Derwent Water and Keswick from the descent

Derwent Water and Keswick from the Skiddaw path down to the Latrigg car park

Previous Walk: A Mosedale Horseshoe (Wed 28 Dec 2005)

Next Walk: Kirk Fell and Great Gable (Sat 31 Dec 2005)

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