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All reviews ullock pike highest mountain car park great walk jenkin hill steep climb cloud cover long slog highest point main route zig zag trig point approx hours final ascent weather conditions walking boots well worth the effort
There are multiple hikes of varying difficulty on offer in the Lake District and Skiddaw is one of the toughest. We found the climb challenging to say the least. Don’t get me wrong, there was no scrambling involved as we made our way upwards but...More
Guys, could someone tell me realistically, on a clear day, two relatively fit young men, at best speed, what time it would take to ascend and descend skiddaw in total please? My friend and I are planning a challenge in aid of charity.
You can not help but be impressed by Skiddaw. The climb is not as easy as it looks but it is worth it for the views. More importantly, it is about getting back to basics. Just you and the Mountain.
To the lady that left...More
Well we picked the day the remnants of a storm came in. Low cloud, rain and windy. Drove to Underscar car park. Slight drizzle here and breezy. The path from here is obvious and relentlessly uphill. We passed quite a few on their way down....More
Really good walk. Challenging not in terms of complexity, but just steep in places. No facilities so take everything you need for 3-4 hours walking. Rubble under foot quite a bit so pick footwear accordingly. Close to Keswick for a few refreshments after.
I don't have a head for heights but didn't get any vertigo. However, this was tough going and I wasn't fit enough to complete the climb. There are some lovely views to be had even at the limited amount of height I gained.
Climbed Skiddaw a couple of days ago with out 10 yr old son. We parked at the end of the road in Underscar. It's a very steep zig zag walk up but no scrambling, take your time you'll be fine. The first summits you see...More
Parked in the car park near Latrigg, and joined the stream of fellow walkers embarking on the walk. Easy to follow path, the most gruelling part being the steep zigzag at the beginning. Being an infrequent hill climber, I decided that this was not a...More
Response from BobScarlett | Reviewed this property |
There is a large, public car park directly behind your hotel. I believe that the hotel issues parking permits at a rate of £2 per 24 hours. Check the hotel website. Finding a parking space can be difficult at certain times... More
There is a large, public car park directly behind your hotel. I believe that the hotel issues parking permits at a rate of £2 per 24 hours. Check the hotel website. Finding a parking space can be difficult at certain times of day in high season. If that is likely to be an issue then time your arrival for early morning, late afternoon or evening. Have a great visit. By the way, there is a regular bus service from Penrith mainline station to Keswick.
Response from Scepticalbastar... S | Reviewed this property |
The route from Latrigg is straightforward but not boring. However there are more interesting ways. I like the route that takes in Ling How, The Edge, Ullock Pike, Longside Edge, Long Side, Carl Side, and Skiddaw summit,