The Skiddaw Massif
Skiddaw is the fourth highest mountain in England with its summit 931 meters above sea level. To the north of the Lake District town of Keswick, Skiddaw dominates the skyline of the local area with its majesty emphasized by the flat valleys surrounding, which isolate it from the other nearby fells.
Skiddaw from Derwentwater, by Richard Corbould (1757-1831)
Skiddaw is a good climb for amateur climbers due to its well trodden tourist track leading to the top.
There are a number of acent routes have been devised for Skiddaw, one of the most popular routes for climbing Skiddaw is to start from Keswick and first ascend behind Latrigg, before the climb continues over Little Man to the summit. Another route popularised by Wainwright is to follow Longside Edge, first ascending Ullock Pike, Longside and Carl Side before making the steep climb up from Carlside Col.
Skiddaw is also the first summit of the 'Bob Graham Round' a circuit of 42 Lake District fells, the round is named after a Keswick guest house owner who in 1932 set the record for the number of Lake District fells traversed in a 24 hour period.
Skiddaw from Catbells