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Skiddaw

Skiddaw

Bassenthwaite

Bassenthwaite

 
 

    Walking Route

    Contact

    Cumbria Tourism

    Address

    Bassenthwaite,
    Cumbria,
    CA12 4QG

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    Details

    A superb way to the summit of Skiddaw, which takes in the fine shapely ridge, Longside edge, that extends north from Carl Side and is separated from the main massif by the deep trench of Southerndale. From a distance the crest of Longside Edge looks deceptively narrow, suggesting that there may be some scrambling involved. Closer inspection reveals otherwise - the crest is exposed but walkable. Descent is down the steep grassy ridge that leads northeast to Bakestall and skirts Dead Crags to gain the access track by the impressive waterfall Whitewater Dash.

    Duration: 5 - 6 hours

    Miles: 13

    Location

    Directions

    Plan route to Bassenthwaite using TransportDirect.infoPlan route using TransportDirect.info

    Map reference: NY 234302  Lat: 54.66103 Long: -3.18897

    From the M6 motorway, leave at the Penrith junction 40. Take the A66 signposted for Keswick, carry on past Keswick heading towards Cockermouth, once at a main roundabout take theA591 to Bassenthwaite.