Area: Northern Lake District. This route was established as a pony route for Victorian tourists and still attracts the greatest number of ascentionists. You can start from the Ravenstone Hotel, after which the path starts to climb immediately. Summer sunsets from the top can be truly spectacular. The route up to Skiddaw along Longside Edge is a classic trail and has the bonus of adding 3 more Wainwrights to the total on top of that of Skiddaw. To really enjoy the mountain climb Skiddaw via Ullock Pike. However scrambling up to the 3,000 foot contour over the exposed Skiddaw Slates is a dramatic and immensely satisfying experience. Route: Ullock Pike, Long Side, Carl Side and Skiddaw. Route – Raise Beck ... Skiddaw, Longside Edge and Carlside. Route: Ravenstone Hotel, Ling How, The Edge, Ullock Pike, Longside Edge, Long Side, Skiddaw, Little Man, Jenkin Hill, Lonscale Fell, Burnt Horse, Whit Beck, Gale Lane Date: 07/04/2018 From: Ravenstone Parking: Layby opposite Ravenstone hotel / Gale Lane Car Park Start Point: Ravenstone Hotel Region: Northern Fells Route length: 9.4 miles (15.1km) Time taken: 04:31 It’s a quieter ridge approach which allows you to bag a few Wainwrights. Route: Carl Side, Skiddaw and Skiddaw Little Man . The clouds were lifting rapidly and the swirling cloud was revealing a wonderful ridge approach to the grand slate laden summit of Skiddaw. Date of walk: 9th January 2019. Skiddaw is often maligned and sometimes with good reason. At 3054ft (931m) above sea level, Skiddaw’s position close to the northern edge of the Lake District means those who climb it will be treated to particularly good views across the Solway Firth to the hills of southern Scotland. However, many years before Wainwright took this route there was a gentleman we met today who first climbed Skiddaw 60 years ago. Skiddaw is the 4th highest mountain in England and is a popular climb with hill walkers. Distance: 7.4 miles. Western Beacon and Ugborough Beacon → 4 thoughts on “ Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike and Helvellyn ” surfnslide says: 23/08/2019 at 11:17 pm What a superb day with stunning views all around. The route along Longside Edge and on to Ullock Pike, down to the Watches is a lovely ridge walk/run with beautiful views. I’d had to abort a walk up Ullock Pike last month, after getting blown off my feet by gale force winds. The approaches from Keswick are a little monotonous (but safe). Now I have climbed Skiddaw this way once before, back when I was seventeen. North-east to the villages of Applethwaite and Millbeck, followed by a climb to the summit of Carl Side. After parking in the Dodd Wood (Mirehouse) car park on the eastern side of Bassenthwaite Lake, we walked north through the wood towards the Ravenstone Hotel . Another popular approach is from the west approaching the summit over Ullock Pike and along Longside Edge. The Route from the Bassenthwaite Side. Skiddaw and Longside Edge. Date of walk: 26th April 2017. Trail 100 - Skiddaw via Longside Edge is an intermediate Hiking Tour: 12.9 km and takes 04:32 h. View this route or plan your own! As mentioned ascents of Long Side are often done by walkers en route to Skiddaw, this route starts at the Ravenstone Hotel on the A591 (grid reference ) and climbs Ullock Pike first by its northern ridge before continuing along Longside Edge to the summit of Long Side. Blea Rigg and Tarn Crag (Easedale) Post navigation ← A drive around the Lakes. Immediately Ullock Pike was the draw which appeared as a majestic rounded dome from my route to it. Along the ridge are tremendous views into the quiet valley of Southerndale. These drain the western flanks of the fell to Bassenthwaite Lake. There's a steep pull up to Ullock Pike before traversing the wonderful Longside Edge to Carl Side. The ascent of Skiddaw from the hause is on a path which slants to the left of the broad SW. ridge on scree steepening as the summit plateau is neared which is some half-mile long. Not quite like some of our famous ridges, but lovely, nonetheless. The easiest, and most popular route to the summit climbs from the car park at the end of Gale Road. Skiddaw at 3.055ft is Lakeland’s fourth highest peak and as with all mountain walks, should be given proper consideration before attempting it. A classic but little used route up to Skiddaw via Longside Edge encompassing Ullock Pike, Longside and Carl Side, four Wainwrights and an airy ridge walk, what more could you want! August 2019. - Keswick, Millbeck, The Allerdale Ramble, Doups, Dodd (Skiddaw), White Stones (Skiddaw), Carl Side, Longside Edge, Long Side, Ullock Pike, Carlside Tarn, Skiddaw, Blake Hill, Bakestall, Little Man (Skiddaw), Jenkin Hill, Lonscale Fell, Lonscale Crags, The Cumbria Way, Latrigg, Applethwaite, The Allerdale Ramble, Millbeck, Nr Keswick. It's a challenging route, running for almost 13 miles, and reaching a height of over 3000ft at the high points. Walkers: Andrew and Gilly. Area: Northern Lake District. Longside Edge then follows to the summit of Long Side itself, then quickly by the third top of Carl Side which is broad and rounded.