Skiddaw & Glenderaterra Beck from Underscar

Introduction to Walk 1073

Photo from the walk - Skiddaw & Glenderaterra Beck from Underscar

Nat Park - Lake District

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km

Ascent - 2680 feet / 812 metres

Grade - moderate

Skiddaw is the Lake District's fourth highest peak and is a good choice for a day walk. Views over Derwentwater and Lakeland are superb and the walk is easier than might be expected. 

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Walks from the same start

Walk 1244
Lonscale Fell & Latrigg from Underscar Lane
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

Other walks nearby

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High Seat & Bleaberry Fell from Keswick
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Walk 2321
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Shores of Derwentwater from Keswick
Grade - easy
Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km
Walk 2587
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Castlerigg Stone Circle & St John's in the Vale
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Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 1356
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Walk 2036
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Catbells from Gutherscale (Route A)
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Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 3525
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Catbells from Gutherscale (Route B)
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Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 3119
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Catbells, Dale Head & Hindscarth - The Newlands Horseshoe
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Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 1120
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Grade - hard
Length - 6.3 miles / 10.2 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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