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Skiddaw and Little Man

Skiddaw and Little Man


Postby lauramacn » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:44 am

Wainwrights included on this walk: Skiddaw, Skiddaw Little Man

Hewitts included on this walk: Skiddaw, Skiddaw Little Man

Date walked: 25/03/2019

Time taken: 3

Distance: 10.36 km

Ascent: 694m

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To start my few days in the lakes I wanted a decent summit but a relatively straightforward walk.
I arrived in Keswick about 2pm so enoought time for a jaunt up Skiddaw before evening and the few miles drive to my hostel.

It was a lovely clear bright day and I had already enjoyed great views on entering the Lakes on my drive, so I was looking forward to getting amongst the hills themselves.

I parked up at Latrigg (Underskiddaw) car park to give myself a bit of a head start on the height.
The walk is very straightforward, following a substantial path which climbs pretty steeply in zig zags up the hill.

Skiddaw Sign.JPG
Skiddaw Path Sign


On the way up I skirted the sides of the Little Man and then emerged to summit.
It was bright and breezy so I enjoyed the views then hunkered down in a shelter cairn to have my packed lunch.

Skiddaw Trig.JPG
Skiddaw Trig


Skiddaw Placefinder Trig.JPG
Skiddaw Viewfinder


Skiddaw - My picnic.JPG
Skiddaw - my lunch


On the descent I went over the neighbouring summit of Skiddaw Little Man and tested my knees on the steep descent back to the car.
All in all a lovely easy climb, well worth the effort for the stunning views. Also bagged England's 5th Highest Peak :clap:


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