Download GPS FileA circuit of 4 peaks on the flanks of Skiddaw
Skiddaw presents a problem to those who intend to climb all 214 "Wainwrights" - the fells listed by the famous guidebook writer. The massif and its outliers comprise 8 Wainwrights and no route of sensible length can be devised which climbs all of them without much doubling back. Most walkers will opt to climb the 8 peaks in at least two walks. This exhilarating and varied route is quite short but climbs the 4 Wainwrights on the western flank of the massif - with an optional ascent of the main summit of Skiddaw. There is also the bonus of a chance of spotting the Ospreys of Bassenthwaite Lake. The birds arrive from Africa in April and depart in mid September and with binoculars you may spot them fishing.
GPS Files - Notes
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GPS files do not show topography and dangerous terrain and should be used in conjunction with paper maps. Suitable maps are listed below. The preferred scale is 1:25000 especially in hilly and mountainous areas.
These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.
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|Ordnance Survey Explorer OL4||Sheet Map||1:25k||BUY|
|Anquet OS Explorer OL4||Digital Map||1:25k||BUY|
|Ordnance Survey Landranger 90||Sheet Map||1:50k||BUY|
|Anquet OS Landranger 90||Digital Map||1:50k||BUY|
It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.
Other walks nearby
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Walk 2041 Barf (via the Bishop) and Lords Seat - mod/hard - 4.0 miles/6.5 km
Walk 2244 Whitewater Dash and Great Calva - moderate - 7.0 miles/11.4 km
Walk 2581 Lord's Seat & Barf from Whinlatter - moderate - 8.5 miles/13.8 km
Walk 1120 Grisedale Pike & Crag Hill from Braithwaite - mod/hard - 8.5 miles/13.8 km
Do enjoy yourself when out walking and choose a route that is within your capabilities especially with regard to navigation.
Do turn back if the weather deteriorates especially in winter or when visibility is poor.
Do wear the right clothing for the anticipated weather conditions. If the weather is likely to change for the worse make sure you have enough extra clothing in your pack.
Do tell someone where you are planning to walk especially in areas that see few other walkers.
Do take maps and other navigational aids. Do not rely on mobile devices in areas where reception is poor. Take spare batteries especially in cold weather.
Do check the weather forecast before leaving. The Met Office has a number of forecasts for walkers that identify specific weather risks.;