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Skiddaw

Skiddaw


Postby GBrooks » Wed May 26, 2010 9:10 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Bakestall, Carl Side, Long Side, Skiddaw, Ullock Pike

Hewitts included on this walk: Carl Side, Long Side, Skiddaw

Date walked: 24/05/2010

Time taken: 3

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 772m

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From the road at Peter House Fm allong track up past Whitewater Dash at top gate turn left and follow fence up to summit Bakestall allong ridge to Skddaw hen descend to Carlside and allong ridge over LongSide and Ullock Pike to Rd and return.


Sunny evening
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Re: Skiddaw

Postby mountain coward » Thu May 27, 2010 2:47 am

I did a similar but longer walk in order to get fit prior to going to Scotland for my Shenaval trip the other week - but I went up the first shoulder of Bakestall that you get to just after you've branched off from the common onto the Dash Falls track and crossed the beck. I always thought it looked fearsome but it was fine - kind of steps going up a deepening groove (which made me feel secure) - now I think I prefer that route to the one which goes from the top of Dash Falls for ascent! I then went up onto Skiddaw, down to Carlside, back up onto Skiddaw, did Lonscale Fell, Burnt Horse and then threw in Great Calva for good measure before walking back out via the Dash Falls. Shows how tough Scotland is - despite all that, I still found doing just one Munro really hard when I got back to pathless, heathery Scotland :(
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Re: Skiddaw

Postby fedupofuserids » Thu May 27, 2010 8:40 am

Both routes have a major advantage - hardly anybody uses them :D - compared to the train you encounter climbing from Latrigg car park :( .

Personlly I prefer the Ullock Pike to Carlside ascent and drop back down to Bakestall then Cockup and follow the wall back to Watches.

The name given to the crags (Dead Crags) on Bakestall make both routes that circuit them sound uninviting.
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Re: Skiddaw

Postby mountain coward » Thu May 27, 2010 11:50 pm

I like to ascend via Ullock etc. and descend via Bakestall or, alternatively, descend to Skiddaw House and walk out through the valley... I tend to start from Peter House Farm though and do the lovely footpath which takes you nearly to Watches. The Ullock ridge is defo the best route on the mountain though... :D
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