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A circuit of 4 peaks on the flanks of Skiddaw
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Photo from the walk - A circuit of 4 peaks on the flanks of Skiddaw

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Northern Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - John Paterson

Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

Ascent - 2500 feet / 758 metres

Time - 5 hours 20 minutes

Grade - moderate

This Lake District walk includes four summits on the southwestern flank of Skiddaw. The route starts with the excellent ridge walk from Ullock Pike over Longside to Carlside from where the route returns to the start via Dodd, which has seen the summit cleared of trees. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Carl Side, Dodd, Ullock Pike. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.


 

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Other walks nearby

Walk 1676
1.1 miles / 1.7 km away
Ullock Pike, Long Side and Carl Side
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 2041
2.0 miles / 3.2 km away
Barf (via the Bishop) and Lords Seat
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 2244
2.1 miles / 3.4 km away
Whitewater Dash and Great Calva
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 2581
3.5 miles / 5.6 km away
Lord's Seat & Barf from Whinlatter
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 1120
3.5 miles / 5.6 km away
Grisedale Pike & Crag Hill from Braithwaite
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 2038
3.5 miles / 5.6 km away
Tower Ridge on Eel Crag returning via Sail & Barrow
Grade - hard
Length - 6.3 miles / 10.2 km
Walk 1073
3.9 miles / 6.2 km away
Skiddaw & Glenderaterra Beck from Underscar
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 1244
3.9 miles / 6.2 km away
Lonscale Fell & Latrigg from Underscar Lane
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 3029
4.5 miles / 7.2 km away
Derwentwater & Walla Crag from Keswick
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 3037
4.5 miles / 7.2 km away
High Seat & Bleaberry Fell from Keswick
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 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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