The Shoulder of Skiddaw (left) and Longside Edge from Ullock Pike with Little Man (Skiddaw) in the distance. Ullock Pike, the first peak of the day, marks the beginning of Longside Edge and is the first in a trio of fells that are committed to the chapters of Wainwright's legendary book series.In fact, the peak of Ullock Pike lacks any real prominence from Long Side and it is therefore Wainwright's (and later Birkett's) writings that give it the status of an entirely separate fell. 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! We were staying in Braithwaite and the mountain of Skiddaw overlooks this village, it seemed an obvious choice. Key information: Skiddaw • A fine ridge-mountain north of Keswick, usually accessed from the south but also via the magnificent Longside Edge to the north-west and the huge and beautiful bowl to the east. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4 - Leica 28-280mm. Please indicate where each photo was taken. Between Skiddaw and Longside Edge are the quiet valleys of Southerndale and Barkbethdale, separated by the spur of Buzzard Knott. Notes: Quieter but stiffer approach to Skiddaw than main tourist path. After Ullock Pike, Long Side and Carl Side were easy to scale. Skiddaw is often maligned and sometimes with good reason. 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. ... You can also submit photos via our Facebook Page. We descended Skiddaw down the scree path on the mountains western side before dropping down Longside Edge and ultimately the car park at Longside Wood. View over the central fells from Carlside. So 4 children and 3 adults set out from beside the A591 to climb to the Ullock Pike ridge. Weather: Cold, many snow showers with blizzard conditions on Skiddaw. I think it's in my basement… let me go upstairs and check." The final member of the Skiddaw Group is Dodd, a satellite of Carl Side. We then followed the fence from Bakestall up … Lets see if my luck is as bad as Jeremy's leading this walk. Fine summit - and a good viewpoint. Ascended via Longside Edge. A few others had come up that way too, but most seemed to have come up from the car park above Ormathwaite. DanMaisieBex: 08/09/2019: 8: Sham Sharrock: 28/08/2019 In the foreground are Carl Side with the summit of Dodd beyond; Bassenthwaite Lake; and Long Side. My favourite route up this fell, taking in Ullock Pike, Longside Edge and Carl Side.It was a very windy day, but excellent all round visibility. The guys went straight up to Skiddaw, I went up the grassy track on the right to Carlside first. Download its GPS track and follow the itinerary on a map. 5 Wainwrights taken in along the route. Things to do in the Lake District and throughout Cumbria. Galloway hills can be seen across the Solway Firth with Criffell most noticeable just to the left of Ullock Pike. Title: Route: Walk 2 - Skiddaw via Longside Edge Author: Clare Last modified by: Clare Created Date: 12/28/2009 2:23:00 PM Company: Murdoch is Satan Nikon D-50 - 18-55mm Nikkor lens. We had lunch on Carl Side with the vista of Keswick and the NW fells before us. Skiddaw via Longside Edge - Lake District [5th Jul 2015] public. Re: Skiddaw via Dodd Wood & Longside Edge « Reply #1 on: 13:01:47, 31/08/12 » I'm not sure how much it is at the tea room but you can park for free a bit further north along the A591 in a layby on the right just after the junction for Scarness and also a bit further on there is a layby on the left opposite the Ravenstone Hotel. NB. Then you contour round passing through Orthwaite, Branthwaite and Fell Side before the route brings you back to Caldbeck and the return journey to Lime House School along the banks of the River Caldew. Today’s walk is to Skiddaw via The Edge and Longside Edge – a really great route of ascent. View to Skiddaw from Longside Edge I had plenty of encouragement to keep me going, not least the spectacular views unfolding in front of me. Skiddaw from the path to Carl Side. Ullock Pike from Longside Edge. Once on the top, the blizzard whipped up and there was a complete white-out. Smaller version of this picture. The approaches from Keswick are a little monotonous (but safe). Looking along Longside Edge. Sale Fell is on the left beyond Bassenthwaite Lake and Binsey on the right beyond the village of Bassenthwaite. It makes for a fantastic day in the hills and is one of the best walks in the Lake District. A bit of a crappy start thinking we’d avoid the first road section but that just slowed us down massively after losing the path, doing a bit of ghyll scrambling and a shitty contouring section on poor path. Long Side from Longside Edge. Sun, Jan 20, 2019, 9:00 AM: Another brilliant Lake District walk that starts at the Dodd Wood car park, meanders north for a mile alongside the A591 before climbing steeply through the wood onto the i day climbing Skiddaw, a 3,054ft mountain, in the Lake District via the harder Longside Edge route. Links. Its an interesting route up Longside Edge … The rest was great though, lovely day, perfect temps and hard running. Skiddaw & Longside Edge szlak - Portinscale, England (United Kingdom) A bit of a crappy start thinking we’d avoid the first road section but that just slowed us down massively after losing the path, doing a bit of ghyll scrambling and a shitty contouring section on poor path. The route via Ullock Pike, Longside Edge and Carl Side is generally deemed the most interesting amongst keen fell walkers. .. Longside Edge from Carlside Col. Samsung Zoom Automatic - 35-70mm lens. 'Skiddaw from Longside Edge' - Acrylic on paper - 35 x 50 cm. The weather worsened throughout the walk and crampons were required for the steep ascent to Skiddaw. Despite not having the towering crags of its 3,000ft brothers, Skiddaw makes up for this deficiency by being fantastically and consistently steep, rising All year round and whatever the weather, there is a great selection of experiences, attractions, entertainment and adventure activities to be found in the Lake District, Cumbria. I spent a (warm!) Lake District: Ullock Pike, Longside Edge, Skiddaw, Carl Side and Dodd 21 May 2012. This gives Skiddaw an 'outer wall', comprising Carl Side, Long Side and Ullock Pike, collectively referred to as Longside Edge. Smaller version of this picture. 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! Skiddaw from Ullock Pike : The path to Skiddaw Summit is just visible in the slate : Looking back to Ullock Pike : Looking back to Ullock Pike and the ridge we came up : Taken from Long Side this is the view south towards Carl Side and Skiddaw Little Man. However scrambling up to the 3,000 foot contour over the exposed Skiddaw Slates is a dramatic and immensely satisfying experience. We had a really fun run this evening going a different way up Skiddaw and back via Longside Edge. Skiddaw, on the left, is separated from Long Side by Carlside col. Carl Side is hidden behind Long Side. August 2019. We parked at Peter House Farm and took the Cumbria Way track to Dead Crags on Bakestall where we climbed steeply along the gully. To really enjoy the mountain climb Skiddaw via Ullock Pike. The route ahead. Sport: walking, Distance:8.23 miles / 13.24 km, route no: 4332200. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4 - Leica 28-280mm. Hiking | Skiddaw via Ullock Pike & Longside Edge | Circular route from The Sun Inn in Bassenthwaite which leads to the summit of Skiddaw via Ullock Pike, Longside Edge and Carl Side before returning via Bakestall. 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. Brillant sunshine and warm, perhaps a little too warm on the ascents but being able to bask on the summits without having to don fleeces to keep warm was nice. The clouds were lifting rapidly and the swirling cloud was revealing a wonderful ridge approach to the grand slate laden summit of Skiddaw. Skiddaw "The Best Way" pic4186: 31/10/2009: 2: Skiddaw and Bakestall via Longside Edge and Carl Side. However, once this was accomplished the going was easier till we reached the steep Skiddaw path. The climb up Skiddaw follows, after visiting the summit you descend via Longside Edge giving fantastic views over Bassenthwaite. Skiddaw via Longside Edge. See route map, elevation profile and description Then it was time for the final 780 foot climb to the south top of Skiddaw. On the horizon are Whiteside, beyond Lord's Seat; Gavel Fell and Blake Fell, beyond Broom Fell. The steep track up Skiddaw. Sun 27 Nov - Skiddaw via Longside Edge Note change of start time to 9:30 A club classic we haven't attempted this since 2009 when we finally succeeded after all those failed attempts. Article from thatguybry.com. Skiddaw via Longside Edge Ullock Pike and Carlside. Photo: David Hemingway (2) On the summit of Skiddaw. Longside Edge from Skiddaw. Smaller version of this picture. Longside Edge is a fine ridge seen here in retrospect from the Skiddaw path as it leaves Carlside Col. Bassenthwaite Lake, prominent from the ridge itself, is partially seen to the right of Ullock Pike. 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 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. The weather was gorgeous. Skiddaw & Longside Edge Trail Running trail in Portinscale, England (United Kingdom). "Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I met a couple of walkers on Ullock Pike summit, they were heading up to Skiddaw too. Skiddaw forms part of the ‘Skiddaw massif’ range which includes Skiddaw Little Man, Skiddaw Lesser Man, Ullock Pike, Longside, Carl Side, Broad End, Latrigg and Lonscale. 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